The '49 Shoebox Ford was the first new design launched by the big three after the end of World War II. It showed an optimistic view of the future from a country that had just turned the tide in the largest conflict this world has known -- and it was worlds ahead of the '41 Ford in terms of technology, build quality, and looks. Find this 1949 Ford Standard here on eBay bidding for $7,877.77 with a few hours to go, located in Kingsport, TN.
The pontoon fender styled '49 Ford is instantly recognizable by anyone with the slightest automobile knowledge. The front features a central bullet element in the center of a frowny face grill and two prominent headlights.
Power in this Shoebox comes from the standard 3.7 liter L-head inline-6 and it was rated at 95 horsepower and 180 ft-lbs of torque -- a number that was comically close to the 100 hp from the "upgrade" 3.9 liter flathead V8.
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