1947 Ford Elgie 2 Door Sedan For Sale

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1947 Ford Elgie 2 Door Sedan for sale

1947 Ford Elgie 2 Door Sedan
Price: $44,995 USD - PREVIOUSLY SOLD

Mileage: 35,691 U.S. miles
VIN #: 372205
Stock #: 1320
I have recently been introduced to Orville (Orv) Elgie as a builder of well known, well engineered street rods through the 1947 Ford 2 Door Sedan that we are selling. Up till this point, the high standard of Street Rods we have consigned and sold have been local builders but this broadens our scope a bit, Orv being from Bend, three hours up the road.

Orv Elgie, I read, has built over 30 street rods over the years. His reputation is wide with his style of build, stock appearances but with modern drive trains and amenities, is much sought after. I will leave interested parties to do more research about him, rest assured his workmanship and engineering are without peer.

What is always a common factor in any of his cars is that he always starts with extremely original, good condition cars which he leaves in almost stock condition cosmetically, putting his serious efforts into modern chassis and drive trains. Body modifications are subtle, interiors are stock in appearance, dashes equipped with stock gauges. It allows us the pleasure of owning an early 50’s car or truck without the suffering of seventy year old engineering.

Along with the build sheet and receipt supplied by Orv are several NSRA Safety Inspections dating back to 2005. There is also a copy of the November, 2003 edition of Street Rod Builder Magazine in which the car has a four page spread talking about the Orv and the built. They take better images than I do!!!

A run down on the build:

Front Suspension- Mustang 2 with Roger Hart Cross Member
Rear Suspension- Weedetre Lower Kit
Rear Differential- Ford 8” 3:00 Gears (1978 Ford Granda)
Front Brakes- Mustang 2 10 inch
Rear Brakes- Ford 2x10 Drum
Master Cylinder- 1972 Buick Power/Firewall mounted GM Booster and Bracket from 1984 Monte Carlo
Steering Box-Rack and power from Mustang 2
Wheels- Wheel Vintage Fr 6x14, Rr 8x15.
Radiator- US Radiator

Drive Train
GM Compressor for rear Shocks/ 1979 Cadillac
Engine Block- 350 GM Crate
Carburetor- Quadra Jet 700 cfm
Ignition- GM HEI Z24
Transmission- 350 w/lock up torque converter 1981 GM with Haydn Fluidcooler trans cooler

Style- 2 Door
Body- All steel, no rust, original bumpers replated
Gas Tank- 16 Gallon
Paint Type- Single Stage DuPont Vanilla Crème

Upholstery- Red Hot Interiors, Bend, OR
Seats- Stock and rebuilt
Dash- All stock gages rebuilt by United Speedo, Riverside, CA
Wiring- California Rewire
AC- Old Air Products, R134
Steering Wheel- LeCarra
Cruise Control- GM
CB- Radio under front seat

Orv put about 12,000 miles on the car before selling it, doing a coast to coast trip when he first built the car. The balance of the almost 36,000 miles have been put on the car since by the next owners with fewer than 2,000 miles the past four years. The car is serviced and ready to go again, just add gas and a direction, you are set.

The selling price is $44,995. The VIN is 372205 and miles are 35,691. For other interesting bikes and collectible vehicles, visit our web site http://www.automaniagp.com 541-479- 8888 or come by and see us at 895 SE Gladiola Drive, Grants Pass, Oregon, 97526. Oregon Dealer DA1287.

Automania LLC is a Consignment Oregon Dealer selling quality, privately owned vehicles including Aprilia, Buell, BMW, Citroen, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Nissan, Ossa, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Classic Hot Rods, Buick, Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, MG, Packard, Porsche, Rover, Shelby, Toyota, Triumph, Volkswagen and any other vehicle of interest
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