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  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Crestline
  • Type: Sedan
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1954
  • Mileage: 30,228
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 239 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Ford Crestline 1954 Description

It's amazing what a custom paint job will do, nd this 1954 Ford Crestline clearly demonstrates that you don't need radical body mods for a trick look. In fact, t's almost as if the satin black paint brings out the sleek lines of the formerly frumpy Crestline coupe, iving it a period look that's very cool today.The painter calls it black velvet, nd the finish has that suede look that typifies the old-school rods that are being built today. With a 1950s sensibility, he car doesn't seem to be trying too hard to be cool, t's just hanging out doing its thing. But for a car with this paint, t's shockingly straight (usually it's used to hide shoddy bodywork), ith doors that fit well and only a few small repairs under the surface. The clean look is accentuated by the single strip of stainless running the length of the body, nd it's only with that trim that you notice how cool those bulging rear fenders really look. The headlights look frenched, ut they're stock, nd the same goes for the afterburner-style taillights, hich have tinted lenses with blue dots in the middle. There's also some nice chrome on the bumpers for contrast and a shockingly nice grille up front. The guys who built this car obviously had an eye for design, ecause just the right amount of trim was retained, iving it shape and substance without being too drastic, nd that's an art form all by itself.The interior remains fairly stock, ith 1950s sensibility that belies the custom look. Pleated seats look period-correct and matching door panels are a lot more dramatic than you'd expect with the satin black look. All the original gauges remain in the dash, ncluding the domed speedometer up top, nd they're joined by a trio of familiar aftermarket dials hanging underneath. The engine-turned insert adds some contrast, ust like the stainless side trim on the exterior, nd it works just as well here. The original radio is gone, eplaced by a modern AM/FM/cassette head unit that fits right and doesn't draw too much attention to itself, nd that is the original steering wheel which has a rather nice heft to it when you're cruising. Three-on-the-tree shifting is fun and there's an overdrive on the back of the transmission, o this is a car you can take anywhere at modern highway speeds without worries. And while the trunk is plain, ou can also see that the floor is in excellent condition.1954 was the first year for Ford's "Y-block" series of OHV V8s, ith this one displacing 239 cubic inches. The new engine makes great torque and nice V8 sounds and aside from the chrome valve covers, t's pretty stock. Even the oil bath air cleaner and 2-barrel carburetor are pretty much as it was in 1954. The unique exhaust manifolds wrap around the top of the exhaust ports and feed a throaty dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers, o it certainly sounds the part of a '50s custom. The undercarriage is pretty original, ut it has an awesome stance thanks to custom front coils and lowering blocks in back, oth of which preserve the original ride and handling. Classic red steelies with hubcaps wrapped in wide whitewall radials give it the perfect period look with modern handling.This is a stylish, un car that gets way more attention than you'd expect at this price. All the hard work is done, ll you have to do is get in and enjoy. Call now!

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