1949 Ford Custom

"The Foose Ford"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Est. 350 hp, 302 cu. in. Ford V8 engine, Ford AOD four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length upper and lower control arms and coil springs, live rear axle, four-wheel coil-over shock absorbers, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114"
Ultimately known as the “Foose Ford”, this incredible vehicle was originally designed by world-famous automotive designer Harry Bentley Bradley, whose impressive body of work includes the Dodge Deora and the original 16-car Hot Wheels series. Bradley’s drawings for this car first appeared in a 1983 edition of Street Rodder magazine, where they caught the eye of Donn Lowe, who began the effort in 1996 to render Bradley’s concepts into tangible expression. Beginning with a 1951 Ford two-door sedan, Lowe first added a more modern front suspension, using the front clip from a 1972 Chevrolet Nova. Other prioities intervened, however, so Lowe sold the incomplete project to Jack Barnard, who entrusted i