Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 7:58 pm, August 16, 2010
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.
—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know