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Cheap Coupe Project: 1949 Ford Coupe


Though plentiful and popular, we couldn’t withhold this cheap ’49 Ford coupe. Appearing to have undergone a partial restoration, this Ford is nice and comes with a great deal of good condition and new parts. Priced at $2,900 we are just fine with “some assembly required.” Find it here on craigslist out of Pueblo, New Mexico.


Packing its original drivetrain, the engine bay certainly needs some work. The overspray is a bit disappointing, although it could be rectified. There is no real mention of the engines condition, and if it runs, but we would think that the engine has some life considering how much work has been put into paint, and interior. But we cannot assume anything.


The interior looks to be primarily new, although the steering wheel could use some help. The seller has done a lot of interior work on this Ford, and has spares for the interior. The exterior wears a pleasant shade of green. There looks to be a scratch in the passenger front fender, and we question the paint quality due to the view of the engine bay and over spray. Although the body looks superb and very straight along with the chrome work. The seller claims this Ford to be rust free, and after examining this Ford, we can believe it.


With a solid start, a lot of potential, and a cheap price this ’49 Ford Coupe is hard to pass up.  Would you take on this ’49 Ford Coupe? What would you do with this cult classic?



  1. Walt

    I’m just asking OK, but wouldn’t it make more sense to take care of the frame,
    engine, power train and engine bay 1st and then get into the cabin stuff ? ?

    • geomechs geomechs Member

      I took a restoration course at a museum a few years ago and we were told that it was best to do the rough-out bodywork first. Then dismantle the car. They also suggested that you continue with the fine bodywork and even have the body ready to reinstall before tackling the frame and running gear. Too many projects stall when everything else is done and the bodywork is left to the last. It was a good course and I’ve adopted their way of thinking; works for me…

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    • Anthony Anthony Wurthmann Member

      NOTE: I did not see a gas peddle??????????Or did I miss something?

    • William William L Wurthmann Member

      It,s great to see this one back.

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  2. geomechs geomechs Member

    I like this car and would love to bring it home. However, my garage is full of projects and it’s going to be a while before I can get in there with another one. This car would be a great project. I wish the seller and buyer luck…

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  3. RoughDiamond

    Gotta love that steering wheel. Looks like a pretty straight forward car to finish up and personalize it. Blue dot taillights are a must.

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  4. DENIS

    Why do these gems always have to be so far away…I would buy this in a New York minute and go old school with Buick nailhead or Olds power…have owned dozens of ’em, just want one more for my bucket-list

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  5. Bill Lawrence

    Do you mean Pueblo, Colorado or one of the numerous indian pueblos in New Mexico?

  6. bowtiecarguy

    @ Brian – Isn’t Pueblo in Colorado? I think this is a real deal.

    • Brian Staff

      Hey Gents,

      My apologies, I did indeed mean Colorado. I had New Mexico on the brain that day. There always seem to be interesting cars there, but yes this car is in Pueblo Colorado.


  7. Rex Rice

    The first ‘All New’ Ford without a suspension system from the Model T days, had problems. They were a dog from the beginning with poor fit and rain leaks. The flathead V-8 was also a new version, prone to head gasket failure and not as good as the earlier 59-AB. The ’50 got better. I’ve had them all .

    • rich voss

      My first car was a ’50 and I was about to say, no, none of that stuff…rain leaks etc, happened to me. I bought it for $ 100.00 when I was 12. Peasoup Green. Otherwise much like this one, flattie, 3 on the tree. Dad taught me how to rebuild everything, and I mean everything, on that car. Worked on it all Summer & it was really nice when done. Wish I still had it….

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  8. Carles austell

    Happy owner of a 1949 ford tudor
    Gona pick it up I’m excited!!!

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  9. Johnny

    Good for you. Its a nice looking car. Have a save trip.Congratulations and if you get tired of working on it.CONTACT ME !

    Like 1

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