The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 124
1946 Ford Super DeLuxe Convertible
$25,300 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
Model 6GA. 100 hp, 239.4 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission with Columbia overdrive, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114 in.
Ford resumed civilian production in July of 1945, with an early start to the 1946 model year filling the public thirst for new cars. The 1946 Ford was identical to the 1942 model under the skin, though a heavy new grille with horizontal bars and red accents provided modernization. One notable change was an enlargement of the V-8 engine, now at 239 CID and capable of producing 100 horsepower for the first time. Having received a full restoration some time ago, this Super DeLuxe admirably shows Ford’s attractive post-war updates. The maroon paint is of a good quality and is echoed in the interior with maroon leather and cord upholstery. Features include a factory radio with speaker, an under dash heater, a clock, and a power top. The engine bay was also properly restored using correct components. This convertible is most desirable and will be perfect for the local shows and top-down enjoyment.