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Dan Prades 1948 Sedan Delivery

July 2015

Dan Prades 1948 Sedan Delivery

About 8 years ago Dan picked up this beautiful 1948 Sedan Delivery. Bodywise, the car was great. No rust, paint was good, and had an awesome interior. How it drove on the other hand...Well, it didn't. Since power was something desired for the car, Dan went ahead and changed the 216 out for a 350 SBC crate motor. Which matched up nicely to the Turbo 350 transmission and Gear Vendor overdrive he installed. It also has a 9" rear end. Car shows have never really been Dan's thing, he just likes to get out and drive. To help make it more enjoyable, the car was equipped with an AC system, power steering, and some modern seats out of a 2000 Silverado. His dog Bentley also helps bring some comfort as Dan's first mate. Besides the Sedan Delivery, Dan also has a 1939 2 Door Sedan, 1940 4 Door Sedan, and is currently working on a 1939 Coupe with a turbocharged 292. Although, the Sedan Delivery is his favorite. I asked what he loved about his car, he said, "It's fast, it's smooth, and its just a dream to drive." Like Dan's Sedan Delivery? Leave A Comment