Ford styling in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s was quite incredible. This particular model was so different from cars prior and was among the most expensive Fords money could buy. The lack of sales, however, kept production figures low. A woody cost 250 percent more than a metal hardtop and 50 percent more than a convertible. Now is your chance to own a 1949 Ford Country Squire through the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. Ford was the last major automaker to produce a “woody” with real wood, making this a true collectible in its own right. It is priced aggressively at $62,998 (lowered from $66,998) and is one of the best on the market.
This example received a total body-off-the-frame restoration by a renowned Ford restorer to look like new. The metal is all rust free and contains no damage. The paint is a maroon metallic hue that is polished to emit a glass-like shine. The two-tone wood adds to the classy look and appears to be completely redone with a semi-gloss finish. All of the chrome has also been replated and the stainless trims polished. The rims are painted to match the body color and are wrapped in reproduction Firestone whitewall tires. A continental kit is mounted to the working tailgate at the rear.
The dashboard with faux woodgrain is a work of art in and of itself. The cabin knobs shine and the gauges are all in one neat cluster. The interior is fully loaded with third-row seating, a deluxe heater, radio, and clock. The two front seats and armrests are correctly upholstered and the back row contains seatbelts for its passengers. Everything works as it should without issue.
Under the hood, everything is completely restored to the stock specs and appears in a like-new condition. It features all cloth-wrapped wiring and is cosmetically detailed to show the immaculate quality. This 1949 Ford Country Squire is powered by a flathead V8 engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive that emits a satisfying purr with every step to the gas pedal. It fires right up and runs smoothly. All the suspension and steering components have been redone. What’s more, the master cylinder is rebuilt and this vehicle features new u-joints, drive shaft, brake hoses, and lines.
Now is your chance to own this nostalgic piece of American history. This is a great example that has already been restored to save you all the headaches. What more could you ask for? The only question left to ask if, “Where do I sign?”
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