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1946 FORD

Like most of the other car manufacturers re-tooling for post-war consumer production, Ford retained the basic design of the 1942 model year for the 1946 model year. Ford changed the grille to a series of horizontal bars that covered the rectangular opening that housed the grille in 1942. Ford eliminated their low-priced Special sixes, which left them with six- and eight-cylinder DeLuxe and Super DeLuxe models. They introduced a second convertible model, called the Sportsman, which featured "woodie" designs similar to the Chrysler Town & Country. Ash and mahogany was used to decorate the doors, rear quarter and deck. This model had lots of showroom appeal, but didn't sell very well. The $500 premium over the all-steel convertible was a bit too much even for the thriving post-war economy. Ford only sold 1209 of the 1946 Sportsmans.

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