Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Look Out! Its A Meteor

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by MrPhat40, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. MrPhat40
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 91

    MrPhat40
    Member

    H.A.M.B.er's I ran across this 1949 Canadian Ford Meteor for sale.
    The seller says he thought it was originally built in Tennessee as that is how the car is still titled.

    It is a 49 Club Coupe (businessmans aka no back seat) that has been nosed and decked, with Pontiac trim on the sides. Frenched license plate and Flathead powered with a three speed overdrive.

    I am looking for any information folks might have on this car. Who built it when and where in Canada did it come from.

    Here are some pictures to help.

    As always I thank you all for the assistance you provide.
    MrPhat40
     

    Attached Files:

    mgtstumpy, Stogy, 3340 and 6 others like this.
  2. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,531

    aaggie
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Having a Tennessee title only means that in it's history someone in Tennessee owned it and registered it there. There are a lot of Canadian Fords and yours looks nice.
     
    BigO and 3340 like this.
  3. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,103

    TagMan
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    ^^^^^^^ and I agree, it looks VERY nice !
     
    Hnstray, hotrodtodd1960 and Deuces like this.
  4. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 496

    Casey Riley
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Lookin gooood!! My '51 Mercury is the same color.
     
    Deuces likes this.

  5. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,570

    tubman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I really like it. I've had a '51 club coupe for over thirty years and have kept it stock looking because I couldn't find anything modified that I thought looked better. This one may change my mind. The Merc grille, the side trim, and the skirts just plain work!
     
    Hnstray and Deuces like this.
  6. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,510

    Atwater Mike
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    If that were two-tone, it would resemble the shoebox that James Dean collided with in Cholame... that Pontiac trim was distinctive.
    Looks great...
     
  7. rbantique
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 6,404

    rbantique
    Member
    from maine

    Owned this Meteor several years ago

    469078-1370714202-6dac9d76b8252a45efc7008239b3f7fb.jpg 469072-1370712844-e325df7703f8d39bb1101ec47be00341.jpg
     
  8. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48
    Member

    Very cool....
     
    Deuces likes this.
  9. MrPhat40
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 91

    MrPhat40
    Member

  10. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,165

    olscrounger
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    very nice car!!!
     
  11. Need some larger photos to do it justice. ;)
     
  12. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,570

    tubman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yep, same car! Look at the accessory guards under the door handles. (They are one thing I wouldn't duplicate.)
     
  13. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,660

    NashRodMan
    Member

    What a beautiful car!
     
  14. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,933

    Fortunateson
    Member

    As to where it was built do you mean originally or the modifications. One would think it was originally built in Oakville Ont. but Ford of Canada did have other assembly plants, Burnaby BC and Regina Sask. come to mind.

    Meteors are an interesting car, th ewhole concept of it. Have a '56 Meteor Rideau Victoria which I should get started on...
     
    rodncustomdreams likes this.
  15. MrPhat40
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 91

    MrPhat40
    Member

    Fortunateson
    I was hoping to find out who made have done the modifications.
    The when and what they started out. S you can see lots of trim wholes were filled and some frenched body work.
    Thank for any info or thoughts.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  16. RICK R 44
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 457

    RICK R 44
    Member

    Not a Ford Meteor. It is a Meteor which was a stand alone brand that was sold by the Mercury Lincoln dealers in Canada. Just a bit of Canadian trivia. Nice car. I have a 51 Meteor Club Coupe.
     
    Stogy and rodncustomdreams like this.
  17. borderboy1971
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 744

    borderboy1971
    Member
    from Canada

    I want to educate people here that the Meteor in question has its factory grille in it. Meteor cars like this one had a mercury grille in them from the factory. I don't know if it was a direct bolt in from mercury or if it was slightly different and made specifically for meteor.
     
  18. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,570

    tubman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I was using the term "Mercury grille" in a generic way. People in northern Minnesota know these things.
     
    Hnstray likes this.
  19. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    eaglebeak
    Member

    Except for the grille, etc, etc...
     
  20. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    eaglebeak
    Member

    Meteor hoods have a slightly different curve where it fits above the grille. That hood will not work on a Ford. I have two '51 Meteor grilles hanging around.
     
  21. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,487

    Rusty O'Toole
    Member

    Could be a Meteor, could be a Ford that someone put a Meteor grille into. In the fifties you could order Meteor parts in the US through your local Mercury dealer. A look at the ID plate on the firewall would tell the tale.

    Meteor was a low priced Mercury sold by Mercury dealers in Canada.

    It wasn't built in Oakville, the Oakville plant didn't open until 1953. I know, my dad helped build it. I still have a piece of rebar that the blacksmith forged into a prybar for him.

    Before then the Fords came from Walkerville near Windsor Ontario.
     
    Stogy, loudbang and rodncustomdreams like this.
  22. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,570

    tubman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yeah, and I think that one was a "more door" as well.
     
  23. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,937

    Beanscoot
    Member

    Since this Meteor has a Frenched license plate, it obviously was made in Quebec.
     
    Stogy, loudbang, jeepsterhemi and 2 others like this.
  24. Steve More
    Joined: Nov 17, 2015
    Posts: 36

    Steve More
    Member

    Attached Files:

    loudbang likes this.
  25. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    eaglebeak
    Member

    Parking lights are different than Ford.
     
  26. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    eaglebeak
    Member

    Note the curve on the front of the hood. Ford is straight across.
    So it's not likely someone added that grill.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  27. Ford never had a plant in Regina. GM did.
     
  28. rbantique
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 6,404

    rbantique
    Member
    from maine

    Had a strong running 51 CM Mercury motor , Dual exhaust and electric fuel pump as I recall. Purchased from Goldenrod Garage Freeport Maine. Call Neil Martin the owner . I bet he could give you more history on the car. I traded it in for the 50 Mercury in my avatar.

    P1010007.JPG P1010008.JPG P1010010.JPG P1010011.JPG P1010012.JPG
    1622209_10202700717651594_5897109364657470044_n.jpg 29064221_10213551137625312_1733086733514630463_o.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.