1947 Ford Super Deluxe

After World War II, Ford returned to automobile production beginning on July 3, 1945. They were the first American automaker to do so. It would take months before the first cars were available to customers. The first public showing of the Ford line was on October 26th of that year. The Sportsman model was announced in September, but it was not delivered until late December.

The 1946 model year was long, accounting for 18 months of production. Even with this extended amount of time, the Sportmans production was low, reaching just 1,209 units, not even half that achieved in 1947. The Sportsman, like most of the other vehicles, was basically a carry-over from the 1942 model year. There were minor updates, such as a new horizontal four-bar grille, new hood ornament, and bumper guards. The engine gained then extra horsepower, and the entry-level Special series was no longer available.

The Sportsman was found in the top-of-the-line Super Deluxe catalog.

For 1947, sales of the Sportsman increased, but they were still at disappointing levels. In an effort to stimulate sales, Ford cut prices by $100, but to little effect. Total production for the year reached just 2,250 units, one-tenth the volume of the steel-bodied Super Deluxe convertibles. Production would continue into the early part of the 1948 model year. The 1948 models were identical (except for the chassis plate) to the 1947 models. By late October 1947, Sportsman production had ended.


by Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2017

1947 Vehicle Profiles

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Station Wagon

The 1947 Ford Super Deluxe woody wagon greatly resembled the popular 1946 model, with a few styling changes. The grille was slightly modified and the red tracer paint was removed from it, a hood-mounted emblem was added and circular parking lights we....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

Chassis Num: 3598

Only 3,692 Sportsman convertible were produced by the Ford Motor Company between 1946 and 1947, with a very few being titled as 1948 models. The body numbers were stamped on the firewall on all Sportsmen, with this example being #3598. Hard Maple f....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Station Wagon

This Super Delux Woodie Station Wagon was Ford's most expensive model at $1,872 as compared to the two-door coupe at $1,154. These eight-passenger Station Wagons were just 3% of Ford's 1947 production run. The rear and middle seats were removable.[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

Chassis Num: 799A1934335

Production of the Sportmans was limited and delayed by strikes and material shortages. Production did not effectively begin until July of 1946. They were assembled at the Iron Mountain facility, alongside regular station wagons. Builders began wit....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Station Wagon

The 1947 Ford Super Deluxe woody wagon greatly resembled the popular 1946 model, with a few styling changes. The grille was slightly modified and the red tracer paint was removed from it, a hood-mounted emblem was added and circular parking lights we....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

Chassis Num: 1967487

This Sportsman Super Deluxe Convertible was given a restoration and finished in Glade Green. The Maple and Mahogany body is highly varnished. The bright-work is excellent, and the condition of the vehicle is in top shape. The seats are upholstered in....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

Chassis Num: 799A1691621

This Sportsman was built in May of 1947, and has been restored in Monsoon Maroon. The original wood body shines through 10 coats of spar varnish. There is a black canvas top, running boards, and newly upholstered seats in red leather. There is a tan ....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Coupe Sedan

Chassis Num: 799A1751951

Henry Henglefelt placed a $50 deposit on a new Ford at Bomgardner Motor Company on December 7th of 1945. Automobile production had just resumed as World War II had come to a close. Demand for automobiles was high and production was slow. Mr. Hinglefe....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

This Ford Sportsman Convertible was restored over 3 decades ago with virtually all New Old Stock parts. All of the sportsmen had power windows and top as well as a leather interior. They were powered by Ford's 239 cubic-inch flat head V8 engine offer....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

The 1947 model year series began as late as February 1947 and was very similar to the 1946s. After a few weeks of 1947 the cars began to show the planned changes. Most of the changes were visual and relatively minor - grooved moldings changing to smo....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Sportsman Convertible

Chassis Num: 799A-1792091

This Ford Super DeLuxe Sportsman has Tiger Maple, also known as Curly Maple. It is rarer than the Birdseye Maple, which has circular aberrations resembling birds' eyes. Tiger Maple has wavy lines, which are created by the undulation of the fibers and....[continue reading]

1947 Ford Super Deluxe vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 043H47-207395

Continuing into 1947, demand outpaced supply. Working at a frantic pace, Ford changed very little for the 1947 model year, seeing little need to waste money and time in changing styles not needed to induce sales. Changes that did occur included to th....[continue reading]

Station Wagon
 
Sportsman Convertible
Chassis #: 3598 
Station Wagon
 
Sportsman Convertible
Chassis #: 799A1934335 
Station Wagon
 
Sportsman Convertible
Chassis #: 1967487 
Sportsman Convertible
Chassis #: 799A1691621 
Coupe Sedan
Chassis #: 799A1751951 
Sportsman Convertible
 
Sportsman Convertible
 
Sportsman Convertible
Chassis #: 799A-1792091 
Convertible
Chassis #: 043H47-207395 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1947 Super Deluxe
$2,275-$13,005
1947 Ford Super Deluxe Price Range: $1,250 - $2,275

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ford
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
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)160,432

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