1953 Ford Crestline for sale 101376420
1953 Ford Crestline
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
(888) 312-7654

1953 Ford Crestline

Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina 28027

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Classic Car Overview

The 50s was a great time to be a car buyer. The post-war boom had led to new ways to individualize your car. No longer just content to have the latest family coupe, Ford offered more trim and design touches to fit any budgets, and none came swankier from Dearborn than the top-of-the-line 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria. So to find an example that is exceptionally original over the whole car means you are looking at an outstanding way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company. This was the golden celebration year for Ford, and so its hard not to get excited about a car that is believed to still be wearing its factory-applied paint. Especially when the car looks like its wearing a tuxedo to celebrate. The AL code on this cars trim tag tells us its a Raven Black (A) and Sungate Ivory (L) coupe. If you want perfection, then you can find a restored car, and instead, this coupe wears its age with pride. And the way it still gives an attention-grabbing luster remains you that it has barely averaged over 1,000 miles annually. Lets not forget about the exceptional brightwork. The 1953 revised grille was so wide that it reached around the corners just like the bright bumper below it. The side trim is complete on everything from the line that runs along the fender and door, to the crest at the base of the hardtop roof - remember only the Crestline Victorias are pillarless hardtops. It all ends in a chrome rear light surrounds that hints at the tailfin era that was just around the corner (especially the Thunderbird that was only a couple years away.) The final touch of shine comes from the factory style wheel covers, and even the whitewall tires nicely coordinate with the white roof. The black and white two-tone continues inside, and the full package is also believed to be original. This design has that great 1950s look, and the way the side panels and headliner coordinate with the seats will draw plenty of people in to take a closer look. More of this period-correct premium feeling comes when you slip behind the factory wheel and spot the Ford family crest with special 50th anniversary markings. This is not just a clean setup, but also right the major functions are working, including the speedometer, heater, and AM radio. This year was not only the 50th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company, but also the final year for the famous flathead V8. Just like the rest of the car, the motor has the right date code to be original, and its a survivor thats show-ready. The 239 cubic-inch displacement would be the largest installed in the Ford cars. It presents exceptionally nicely in the engine bay with the tall oil bath air cleaner and the bold red valve covers. It has been thoroughly gone through, approximately 3 years ago, so the V8 fires up eagerly and the three-speed manual shifts cleanly. There is a little extra bark from this V8 thanks to a glasspack-style dual exhaust. Its not too boisterous, but just enough to make you fall in love with the Flathead all over again. And with the right investments to keep this a solid driver, its easy to show off this rolling history. The sale comes complete with the owners manual and build receipts. Original cars like this are just not supposed to exist, and so you know that once this one is gone, you may never see another like it again. Dont miss your chance. Call now!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    67,518 miles
  • Engine
    239 Flathead V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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