June 1, 2019
Saw this Ford Coupe, c1948, a couple of weeks ago at a Cruising on the Q car show on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There wasn’t much of a difference between the ’47 and the ’48 Fords — designers & engineers were busy gearing up for the all-new 1949 models. Ads for the ‘48s claimed that “… Ford’s the only car with your choice of V-8 or Six.” We haven’t looked into it to see whether or not that’s true (ain’t nobody got time for that! Lol…); but we do know that in both 1947 and 1948, the six was a 226 cu. in. unit of 90 hp, while the 239.4 cu. in. V-8 was rated at 100 hp. This six would carry on through the 1951 model year, while the V-8 lasted through 1954.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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