Monday, August 10, 2009

Restored 1949 Ford


Found this jewel parked at the town square in Lake Sumter Landing. In my last year of high school, several students had bought 1949 Fords and then customized them in a variety of ways, which usually included twin exhaust pipes and lowering the rear end.

I saw a 1949 Ford convertible for sale on eBay - nicely customized. It can be yours for only $17,750 USD.

24 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

awesome red shiny sleek car. good eye to capture this one.

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful image of a great car in a perfect color!

joo said...

It's a real beauty! It's a shame I haven't spare $17,750:)
Have a nice day!

Jim K said...

Looks pretty neat, no golf cart for them today.

Leif Hagen said...

She's a ruby red gem of a car! Wowie!

Dianne said...

she is a beauty!!

Daryl said...

It reminds me of a Chrysler Crossfire .. sort of ..

Tricia said...

WoW! Very red & VERY SHINY! lol

Frank said...

Don't you just wish you'd kept half the cars you've owned so you could now pull them out of hiding and make a small fortune. My son laughs at the "priceless" collectibles I've unloaded over the years. (They didn't seem worth much when I sold them.)

JM said...

Now, that's a CAR!

Jacob said...

@ Frank - Yes, I've often thought that. My first car was a 1937 Chevy that I lowered, decked, put twin pipes on and fender skirts! Paid $175 for it. Second car was a green Plymouth coupe with faux wood paneling.

They were wonderful!

cieldequimper said...

Well, my first car was a "real" Mini Cooper! I loved it dearly, called it allsorts of cute names but it doesn't come anywhere near this beauty!

Tricia said...

Hehehe Hi Jacob - I didn't know what a hibiscus was, til I looked it up just now & I THINK mom has some that I just took a pic of the other day, so I'll get it posted next, just for you! LoL!

Robert said...

Plus impressionnante qu'une Ferrari, j'aimerai bien l'avoir dans mon garage.

Bibi said...

As they would have said in the mid-sixties in California, this car is 'cherry.' And it's a cherry color, too. I love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's literally glittering! What a piece!
God bless you!
Cezar

m_m said...

Beautiful and shiny:)

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Oj, this is a fantastic car. WOW. Impressive. I love the colour. It's awesome!

Best regards
Asta

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Nice contrast. Crisp colors. I had never seen this model. Beautiful.

Frank said...

It's amazing how little we paid for our first cars and how affordable they seemed when compared to today's cars that kids drive. What happened? My big expense seemed to always be a new set of retreat tires. A regular expense.

Jacob said...

Hi Frank - did you mean "retreads" vs. "retreat tires"?

I used to buy retreads, too. Couldn't afford anything else. Sometimes they didn't work too well.

Anonymous said...

Obviously this is a Ford Thunderbird with a conversion kit. Not a real 49 Shoebox. I'm only 18 and I could tell you that.

Jacob said...

Okay, you anonymous smartass - you may be right. Next time use your name!

Anonymous said...

This may appear to be a 49 Ford, but the body of the car is much newer, it is a kit added to the front of what i think is a Thunderbird from the 90s.