2016
Vol. XVIII

   
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER


THE SHOE BOX FORD

The 1949 Ford was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II. Civilian US automotive production paused in the middle of the 1942 model year to support the war effort.

After the war, the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler's were just updates of their pre-war models. Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford" for its slab-sides, the 1949 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders. The 1949 thru 1951 Fords are highly sought after as original classics and custom car conversions.

New ladder frames were designed to add structural integrity. The engines were carryovers from the earlier years, the inline six and famous flat head V-8. The 1949 and 1950 styling was similar, with a single central "bullet" in the frowning chrome grille. In the center there was a red space that had either a 6 or 8 depending if the car had the six-cylinder engine or the V-8. The 1948 trim lines were renamed as well, with the "Standard" becoming "Deluxe" and the "Custom" renamed "Custom Deluxe".

The 1951 Fords featured an optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission for the first time. Ford finally answered the Chevrolet Bel Air and Plymouth Belvedere hardtops with the Victoria hardtop in 1951. The car was an instant hit, outselling the Chevrolet hardtops by nearly 10%. All 1951 Fords sported a new "dual-bullet" grille and heavy chrome bumpers. 

COOL PERIOD CORRECT DRIVING LIGHT

When this beautiful AACA award winner arrived, it was equipped with a center fog/driving light that turned with the steering wheel. We knew of this feature on a Tucker, but had never seen one on a Shoebox Ford. We found this old Mesco advertisement on the internet that showed this cool modification. We are glad it was added to this award winning car to educate us all and preserve a historical aftermarket product. It works perfectly as you can see in the pix below and adds even more style to this beauty.

1964 1/2 FORD MUSTANG

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Believed sold new in Texas in 1964, this beauty went thru a recent restoration about 2K miles ago. New paint, original interior, and rebuilt drivetrain. Built in June 1964 the second month of Mustang production. Most all V-8 cars in 1964 were 260 V-8's, rare to find a D code 289 V-8.Ready to show, cruise and be pampered. This one is refreshed and ready for its next owner!

One excellent dual stage repaint in correct Caspian Blue Metallic. Believed original Blue Vinyl bucket seat / console vinyl interior. Original door panels, new carpet and original headliner in  excellent condition. Detailed trunk & engine compartment. Very nice new or original chrome & stainless. Ice cold factory air conditioning. Rebuilt original D Code 289 cubic inch V-8 with a 4BBL carb. Rebuilt C-4 automatic transmission. New chrome wheels and new radial tires. Garage kept, pampered, and serviced, this car could not be nicer.

1970 FORD THUNDERBIRD

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Just arrived, this sporty Thunderbird is the second Coupe of this body style we have had in seven years. These TBirds were the sporty sister cars to the Lincoln Mark III's and are continuing to increase in collector car value.

Rust proofed when new, this car was purchased in by the parents of the last owner's in 1970. It stayed with them until given to the son & daughter-in-law about seven years ago. We purchased the car and brought it to Florida for a refresh. We sold the to a Florida about a year ago. His storage situation has changed and we bought it back for resale. Now is it ready for its new owner to love & pamper.

Always garaged and pampered, this car is in excellent condition and one of the best of these original models left. This body style was produced in 1970 and 1971 and rarely do you find one in this condition.

FINANCING & INSURING
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Woodside Credit provides classic/collector car financing, refinancing and pre-approvals.  
Woodside Credit offers superior service and innovative programs. They make financing painless with simple interest loans, competitive fixed rates, and flexible terms of up to 12 years. They also offer custom loans for higher dollar acquisitions. Please click the Woodside Credit link for more information.
 
Heacock Classic Car Insurance offers great packages.
Heacock Classics insures my personal cars with low costs and set values, eliminating risk. Visit their link to quote affordable classic car insurance for your new purchase. You only pay liability insurance once on the first collector car you own.

CONSIGNMENT

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MJC Classic Cars has been selling not only our own cars, but vehicles for consigning clients We’ve been able to consistently sell luxury cars,  muscle cars, and custom hot rods for clients from all over the USA and Canada.
 
We only consign very nice vehicles, no rust buckets or projects. Our rule is we need to have the vehicle present for photographs here in Lakeland, Florida and can safely store the car until sold. We do not take offsite consignments as many cars are visited pre-sale by buyers and inspectors, so we limit consignments to cars that are with us.

 
MJC Classic Cars is an established company selling about 300 classics this year. We have found eBay, Hemmings Online, Classiccars Online and Autotrader Classics to be the most cost effective and result oriented places to advertise your car. Our website www.mjcclassiccars.com confirms the quality of the cars we sell to potential buyers. Fees paid after we sell your car...Most consignment companies charge you up front and then ongoing marketing fees. We charge our selling fees after we sell your car. There are no storage fees or marketing fees paid during the selling period. We get paid when we perform.
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