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Wheels in the Grass

1947 (or '48) Ford DeLuxe Fordor, Westfield, N.Y.

I’d like to tell you this is a 1947 Ford DeLuxe Fordor sedan, one I recently spotted w-a-y back in a field in Westfield, N.Y., but it could just as easily be a 1948 — there were no styling changes made between the two model years. Eight different models for 1947 were available in either six- or eight-cylinder versions (all convertibles came with the V-8). Prices ranged from $1,154 for the six-cylinder DeLuxe coupe to $2,282 for the Super DeLuxe Sportsman convertible. Take a look at the illustration of the back seat, and note the liberties taken by the artist to exaggerate its roominess — a common trend in automobile illustration right on into the 1960s.

quite the roomy back seat

1947 Ford ad art

—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Max

    Another great find, Jim…..thanks! All of those post-war Fords were the last throes of Henry’s grasp on the company and differed little from the pre-war models. That of course changed radically in ’49 when Henry II and the “Whiz Kids” took over and brought the company into the modern era which allowed it to compete successfully with GM.