1946 Ford Deluxe Coupe £SOLD

Here’s an amazing Ford Deluxe Coupe hotrod. It cost $50,000 to build in the USA and this was before the interior was finished.

Just about everything on this hotrod is new and custom built other than the main shell of the body. Since being built it’s only done 10,800 miles. But the paintwork suggests most of the work was done perhaps 5 years ago as there are a few imperfections. From a few feet though, the car still looks like it just drove out of a showroom and turns more heads than a line of Lamborghinis. From underneath it appears the car has never been out in the rain since being built.


Bodywork

All steel body. No signs of filler or corrosion.

‘Candy apple red’ metallic paint. Excellent finish like a sheet of glass. Tinted windows. Suicide doors, no handles, they open with the key fob. Attention to detail includes secret release buttons hidden under the car in case of a flat battery and safety solenoids which electrically lock the doors once the car is moving – you don’t want suicide doors opening at 100mph as the wind would rip them backwards!

The custom bodywork includes: 2″ roof chop. Bespoke rear light mouldings – the lights look like they came off a Cadillac Fleetwood which are flipped 90 degrees. The roof gutters have been shaved and smoothed, the car debadged, door handles removed, and dechromed grill, lights, side trim, etc. New chrome bumpers with a ‘Ford’ logo embossed on rear.

Chassis

Custom made and strengthened chassis. All new, rust free, painted satin black.

Wheels

Polished 5 spoke 15″ Eagle alloy wheels with BF Goodrich tyres.

Motor

New crate Chevy 5.7 motor. Everything else new – belts, alternator, hoses, leads, chrome air filter, etc. etc. etc. 

Edelbrock carb, air filter, manifold.

Since build the car has done only 10,800 miles. Performance parts include Edelbrock air filter, carb, manifold. Mallory ignition module. 

Colour coded metallic red firewall, radiator, brake servo, engine block, and more, same as the bodywork, looks amazing and super clean.

Transmission

I was told the transmission was new but from the number on it I believe it is a reconditioned 3 speed Chevy gearbox and 9″ axles from a late 80s Camaro or Nova.

Interior

Custom cream leather interior with red velvet diamond stitch quilted inserts and 3D moulded surrounds. The inserts are shaped to follow the lines of the seat bases. Custom moulded interior panels including in the boot. Quality thick beige carpets. Wooden/aluminium GT steering wheel. Billet shifter with safety button. Chrome or polished stainless steel handles, door pulls, dial surrounds, control knobs, etc. Custom made stainless shifter surround and heater controls with chrome Telecaster controls knobs. Matching cream seat belts front and rear. Cup holders front and rear.

Electrics

Since getting the car, my auto electrician has spent 50 hours sorting the electrics as they had become temperamental through lack of use. The car has air con, heater, defrost. There are electric windows, safety locks on suicide doors, Clarion radio/CD with Pioneer speakers, hidden aerial, 2x lighter/charger points.

Under the hood, all new: Mallory HEI ignition coil, AC Delco air con, Moroso leads, Walker radiator, Delco Remy alternator.

Suspension

When I took these photos the car was slightly higher at the back than the front. But I have since lowered the rear end with 2″ blocks on the leaf spring suspension so it has a nicer, level, low stance. Performance struts. Front coils. Again all new. Adjustable steering column. 

Exhaust

All new stainless steel from headers to the Megs chrome tailpipes.

Lights & Glass

Tinted glass all round. Split-screen windscreen. Custom chrome windscreen wipers. New window seals.

Documents

The car was imported and purchased by an American car specialist in 2018. It was put into his name in order to get it registered in the UK. The car comes with a nice registration plate, YXS 220. The DVLA lost the V5 when he transferred it to me so I had to apply for another and it now has my dealership on the V5. So it’s got two UK owners on record but both are car dealers.

The car is MOT exempt due to its age but I have taken it for a pre MOT and fixed things that needed doing so it will come with a new MOT for peace of mind. It will also comes with our in-house 6 month warranty.

The car has 2 keys and 2 remote fobs.

Includes 6 months warranty on major items

Part ex considered, modern/classic/project/multiple cars/cash up or down…

Any test drive, inspection welcome

Nationwide delivery available