Comfortable Classic: 1946 Ford Coupe Sedan Mild Custom – Sold?

Feb 2021 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

March 4, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Many classic cars are great to look at. Take a drive or a ride in some of them for a few miles though and you wish you were back to just looking at them.  This 1946 Ford Coupe Sedan we found listed in February 2021 on Craigslist in Riegelsville, Pennsylvania (Allentown) combines modern heated leather front seats with a Vintage Air system fitted to what may be this car’s original Flathead V8. Offered at $19,500, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Ford priced between this guide’s #3 “Excellent” estimate of $18,100 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $32,000. As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the asking price falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $12,700 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $20,000. We love the current caretaker’s description and the biggest question for our knowledgeable readers: is it a ’46 or a ’47? If you think you know, please comment below. 

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1946 Ford Sport Coupe. 59AB Flathead (24 stud). This is not a show car (my dad built plenty of those over the years). Rather, it was restored to be a comfortable, reliable driver. The car has been converted to 12 volt and features Vintage-Air air conditioning as well as adjustable, heated leather bucket seats in the front. The car has traveled from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley to Vermont, New Hampshire, Ohio, and points south with little to no trouble. As the pictures indicate, the condition is beautiful, albeit not strictly original. $19,500.


NOTE: My father (a very knowledgeable old Ford V8 guy) always referred to this car as a ’46, but the title says ’47. I’m sure other old Ford V8 guys will know the real vintage and will probably have guesses to explain the discrepancy.

Show or go: what would you do with this vintage Ford?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Comfortable Classic: 1946 Ford Coupe Sedan Mild Custom – Sold?

    That body is a 46. 47-48 moved the parking lights to below the headlights and not up top like these are.Just. Might be a end of year cartitled asa 47.I have 46 Merc coupe,and all they did to change 47 and 48 was to shorten the chrome trim on the hood.So yo see three different hoods if you look at pictures of the three years.

    • Comfortable Classic: 1946 Ford Coupe Sedan Mild Custom – Sold?

      Thank you for the insights on confirming this Ford is a ’46 and why.


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