1949 Ford Tudor Sedan

Summary

The 1949 Ford was revolutionary when it was introduced. After the Second World War, Ford Motor Company had been producing only remodeled designs of their 1942 automobile. Sleek and slab-sided with the trademark circle in the front grille, the 1949 Ford broke from previous ideas of design and engineering.

The 1949 Ford was revolutionary when it was introduced. After the Second World War, Ford Motor Company had been producing only remodeled designs of their 1942 automobile. Sleek and slab-sided with the trademark circle in the front grille, the 1949 Ford broke from previous ideas of design and engineering.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1949

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

48.6.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Chromium
Upholstery

Color

Light greenish gray
Light green

Dimensions

Height: 64.5 in

Width: 73.5 in

Length: 197.25 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Diameter: 36 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Diameter: 46 in  (Wheel Diameter)

Inscriptions

Front: FORD 8 Hub caps: FORD FORD

Specifications

Make & Model: 1949 Ford sedan

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: V-8, L-head valves, 239 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 64.5 inches

Wheelbase: 114 inches

Width: 73 inches

Overall length: 197 inches

Weight: 2988 pounds

Horsepower: 100 at 3600 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 29.9

Price: $1,590

Average 1949 wage: $3,000 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 6 months

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