Ford Custom

Ford Custom

Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – Ford Custom 1948

Engine – V8, Spark engine, 4-stroke, 2-cylinders naturally aspirated, 2 valves

Power – 100 hp @ 3800rpm

Top speed – 80mph

0-60mph – 18 secs

Torque – 180 ft/lbs @ 2000rpm


1949 was a big year for the Ford Motor Company as they introduced their first new product line since the end of World War II. Ford offered two Series for 1949, a base and a Custom Series. Both were offered with either a six- or eight-cylinder engine. The base series was the base trim level while the Custom was the top trim level. Additions to the Custom series were additional chrome moldings, a horn ring, interior B pillars, and two sun visors. Distinctive “fat” fenders helped make it an instant favorite with custom builders, who tended to chop the top and add fade-away fenders and tunneled headlights. A modified Ford flathead V-8, dual carburetors, and dual exhaust was the rage.