One of the most rare and coveted of all Ford models, the Super Deluxe Sportsman V-8 was built for only three years, 1946-48, in a total of only 3,025 examples. The wood body framing came from Ford's own forests, mills and factory at Iron Mountain, Michigan, with the light maple framing highlighted by mahogany panels for contrast. The Sportman's intent was never to be a practical production car but rather to create a distinctive, fashionable new image for the early postwar Fords that continued prewar styling, an image car to draw showroom traffic and generate favorable publicity. That they did, and they have become collectors' favorites, combining the rich natural tones of maple and mahogany with the sporty attitude of a convertible as no station wagon can. This 1947 Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible is an older restoration that has just finished a thorough redo with sharp new paint in Ford's Strato Blue, a new tan cloth top, new tires, fresh chrome and mechanical work as needed. The brown leather upholstery is supple and inviting. Most importantly, the wood is original, something which is extremely rare and attests to this car's long history of careful ownership and meticulous preservation. It has been carefully refinished and varnished. Accessories and features include the power windows standard on Sportsman Convertibles, ratio, heater, dual remote spotlights, red striped steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, whitewall tires, oil filter, windshield washer and bumper tips. The Strato Blue color is particularly attractive and highlights the body wood. It is fresh, sharp and ready to be proudly driven and displayed as one of the most distinctive, rare, sporting and attractive Fords ever built.
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