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
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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Custom 6 Two-Door Sedan
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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 bullet nosed grille.
The Custom Deluxe Series was introduced in 1950 and would continue for a total of two years. The Custom Deluxe Crestliner two-door sedan was Ford's top-of-the-line offering and included chrome window moldings, chrome horn rings, armrests on all doors, and two sun visors. Needless to say, there was chrome at nearly every available location. Two engines were available, a six- and eight-cylinder unit. The L-head six-cylinder unit produced 95 horsepower while the L-head V8 produced 100 horsepower. The standard gearbox was a three-speed manual; an optional three-speed manual with automatic overdrive was optional
The cars rested on a 114-inch wheelbase and passenger cars measured 196.6 inches. Station wagons were slightly larger, measuring 206 inches.
The Crestliner was a two-door special sedan that had a vinyl top covering. There was extra chrome, special steering wheel, full wheel covers and special paint. By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2009Recent Vehicle Additions
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