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1947 Ford Sportsman Tribute

1947 Ford Sportsman Ford Sportsman

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Sportsman
SubModel: Ford Sportsman
Type: Convertible
Trim: Wood
Year: 1947
Mileage: 3,600
Color: Pheasant Red
Engine: Flat Head V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2 Wheel Drive
Interior color: Chocolate Leather Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Newport Beach, California, United States

Description for Ford Sportsman 1947

**Call me directly for Price: 714-332-0186 (Landline / no texts)1947 Ford Sportsman Tribute

** Only 3692 Sportsman convertibles were produced by Ford Motor Company between 1946 and 1947 a few being titled as 1948 models. In my mind the most Iconic Post War Vehicle ever built!
**When I was 16 yrs of age my Uncle had a Sportsman that he had purchased new he gave it to me as my high school beater (my first car), she was not a concourse winner but I loved her all the same. When you drive a Sportsman everyday you find out her little nuances quickly. The hydraulic window lifts rarely worked, and boy did she squeak and rattle .. I named her the "Stage coach".. affectionately of course as I loved the lines and the Wood was outrageous.
**Once I graduated University and started out in my Health care Career I purchased all the normal cars guy buy.. "Porsche', Ferrari, Lamborghini".. and during the 90's got into Rolls and Bentley and otherEnglishcars..once I hit my 50's I started to think about American Post War vehicles, the love affair started (I suppose getting old or Smart..Not sure which)?
**A few years ago, I found a nice 1946 Ford Sportsman posted at $140,000 and thought wow that is a deal, I flew out and test drove what I felt was "the perfect car".. in my mind I had discounted all those quirky nuances I had known those years ago. I started her up and put her in gear and started off driving, and instantly the "Stage coach".. came back to life.. rattles and rolls.. UGH.. this was not the memory I wanted..
**The idea came to me to make a Wood cladded car, while visiting a Car show I saw a 1948 Chevrolet Country Club and thought.. "I can make a Ford Sportsman Tribute!".. I asked the owner of the 1948 Chevrolet Country Club if I could drive it - he threw me the keys- amazingly the car drove quietly no rattles - no shakes- no rolling!!.. Nirvana.. the idea was born..
**I purchased the nicest Ford Convertible (Super Deluxe) I could find in the Western USA (Nevada) a dry weather great example owned by a US Senator (Retired) I had Solid Hardwood panels installed and what I have here is what I think is the Embodiment of the perfect Post Car Vehicle. It helps if your Father in Law is a Pastor and his Hobby is Wood Working (Retired Force Recon USMC), we built it over several years (thousands and thousands of Hours)- it was built with a Passion for Wood and Love of Cars.

Vehicle Condition:

  • 1951 Mercury Motor (flat head V8)
  • Chrome is without flaws (no pits/ all as new)
  • Stainless & Bright work as new
  • Glass (as new)
  • Paint (Beautiful deep/ glossy) Phaesant Red
  • Interior (New Leather installed - Not sat in without Cover)- Beautiful
  • Convertible top (New- Custom to accomodate wood) Rear Glass Window
  • New Firestone White Walls (even Spare)
  • Wood new (Oak and Mohagany Sapele) Epifanes Gloss Varnish

Looks show room fresh, engine sounds strong and interior smells new!

"Thanks for all the great Compliments!"

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Clean CA Title

*4th of July.. Went out for a Cruise!

Before Wood was added: Picture below
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