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Lot 828: Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon

The Dingman Collection 2012, RM Auctions (9 June 2012)

MODEL 79A. Est. 140 bhp, 239.4 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114" For many years, automobile manufacturers have offered spring models to perk up sales part way through the model year. Although not advertised as such, Ford did just this with its whole line in March 1947. Ford's 1947 model year had begun that January. The cars were given a new model designation, 79A, but visually and technically, they were exactly the same as the 1946 69A models. In March, however, a second flight of '47s, still designated 79A, debuted. These cars were distinctly different from their predecessors, with round parking lights below the headlights and revised trim without the red accents. There was a new hood medallion, and the hub cap design was also changed, as were the bumper guards. This Glade Green Super Deluxe Station Wagon might be called a summer model, as its body number dates from August 1947. Acquired by the Dingman Collection in 1998, it had been a strong contender in Early Ford V-8 competition when owned by Larry Bailey of Buford, Georgia. Since joining the Dingman Collection, it has been treated to a Roush-built engine, the technical details of which are described in the front of this catalog. Paint and wood finish remain excellent, as does the brightwork. Only slight separation in the vent window safety glass can be considered a blemish. The dashboard has excellent wood grain and very nice plastic. The car is accessorized with dual outside mirrors, a Ford radio, and a hot water heater. Glade Green was a very popular postwar color for Ford, particularly on station wagons. This car correctly looks the part. The improved performance of its Roush-built motor only adds to its appeal!

Lot Details
Auction The Dingman Collection 2012
RM Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire
TypeCar
Lot Number828
Estimate$110000-$135000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$192500
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1947
Condition rating
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number799A-2004772
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4