1949 Ford Custom Series

1949 was a big year for the Ford Motor Company as they introduced their first new product line since the end of World War II. Ford offered two Series for 1949, a base and a Custom Series. Both were offered with either a six- or eight-cylinder engine. The base series was the base trim level while the Custom was the top trim level. Additions to the Custom series were additional chrome moldings, a horn ring, interior B pillars, and two sun visors. The Deluxe Series could also be purchased in convertible or station wagon bodystyles - in addition to the two- and four-door sedans, and club coupe. The base series had two- and four-door sedan, a club coupe and a business coupe.


by Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2008

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World War II put automobile production on hold. Production ceased on February 10, 1942 and resumed in 1946. When production began, most vehicles offered by marques were basically carried over from pre-War development. It was not until 1949 until Ford began offering new designs. They featured simple lines that were clean and well integrated into the body. In the front was a dramatic and artful....
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1949 Vehicle Profiles

1949 Ford Custom Series vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 98BA350442

The styling for the 1949 Ford Custom was all-new and primarily the work of George Walker, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Assisting Walker was Richard Caleal, Robert Bourke and Bob Koto. The designs featured slab-sided bodies earning ....[continue reading]

1949 Ford Custom Series vehicle information

Convertible

For 1949, the Fords were built on a 114-inch wheelbase and given a ladder frame supporting a front coil spring suspension with longitudinal semi-elliptical springs in the rear. To increase passenger legroom the engine was moved forward. The antiquate....[continue reading]

1949 Ford Custom Series vehicle information

Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 98BA-694803

Ford had their 1949 models in production and ready for the public by June 948, beating Chevrolet by six months and Plymouth by nine months. Ford was America's number on auto manufacturer, with a production increase of over 300 percent from 1948 and a....[continue reading]

1949 Ford Custom Series vehicle information

Station Wagon

Chassis Num: 98BA333878

This 1949 Ford Woody Wagon is one of the last Ford's from the late Floyd Moore Private Museum Collection. It was given a restoration in the early 1990s by the second owner on a well preserved 'barn find' specimen. It has been meticulously maintained ....[continue reading]

1949 Ford Custom Series vehicle information

Custom 6 Two-Door Sedan

Chassis Num: 98HA136528

This Ford Custom has a 226 cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine with a manual transmission. It has an improved steering linkage, an upgraded master cylinder, upgraded disc brakes, and a 6-volt system. There is a new grey interior and new Meadow Green exterio....[continue reading]

Convertible
Chassis #: 98BA350442 
Convertible
 
Station Wagon
Chassis #: 98BA-694803 
Station Wagon
Chassis #: 98BA333878 
Custom 6 Two-Door Sedan
Chassis #: 98HA136528 

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Price Comparison

1949 Custom Series
$2,270-$15,195
1949 Ford Custom Series Price Range: $1,510 - $2,270

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ford
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)1,165,942
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)1,247,542
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)671,733
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)1,013,381
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)1,208,912
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)1,118,308
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)430,198
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)429,674
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)468,022

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