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1946-1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman


The 1946-1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman was a convertible in the mold of Chrysler's Town and Country, with wooden framing and mahogany or birch inserts helping to jazz up what was basically a prewar design. This car was essentially fielded as a showroom traffic-builder, as was the T&C and the Nash Suburban.

This was the most expensive Ford in these years, and as such not too saleable. Collectors have changed all that though, not to mention boosting asking prices. The Super DeLuxe Sportsman is a very pretty car despite its outmoded styling, and it packed traditional Ford V-8 performance.

Pluses of the 1946-1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:
  • Good performance
  • Nice looks
  • Rarity
  • It's a convertible
  • Milestone car status

Minuses of the 1946-1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:
  • Pricey today
  • Structural wood demands periodic maintenance

Production of the 1946 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:
1,209

Production of the 1947 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:
2,250

Production of the 1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:
28

Specifications of the 1946-1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:
Length, inches: 198.2
Wheelbase, inches: 114.0
Weight, pounds: 3,340-3,366
Price, new: $1,982-$2,282

Engines for the 1946-1948 Ford V-8 Super DeLuxe Sportsman:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv V-8239.4 cid100 1946-1948

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