This 1953 Ford Customline Tudor Sedan has that true classic cruiser
look. Not only do you get a classy two-tone blue, but also all the
right pieces you love from the era: from flathead V8 power up
front, to continental kit on the rear. So dig into the details on a
car that understands how to put your nostalgia into overdrive.
Ford had a great-looking style in '53. The well-proportioned
sheetmetal was given serious flair with all the added brightwork.
The revised grille was so wide that it reached around the corners
just like the bright bumper below it. Not only is there a
jet-inspired ornament, but also the trim running down the back half
of the car looks like the profile of a plane in flight. Even the
taillights look like afterburners. So this really knows how to
represent the dawn of the rocket age. Plus, the Glacier Blue with
Sheridan Blue roof knows how to bring an elegant touch to this
future-forward package. Dual spotlights, whitewalls, and rear
fender skirts are the kind of things you'd expect on a '50s
cruiser. Plus, the hint of a lowered stance and the continental kit
on the rear are the kind of upgrades we always love when going for
this kind of nostalgic vibe.
The smooth action of the doors is one of those little details that
get you excited about the quality of the car. And when you look
inside, the there's even more to love. This has a very vintage
detailing with the clean dash and classically thin wheel with Ford
family crest in the center. Even the heater is still working for
those Sunday morning rides at dawn. The door panels look like
well-kept survivor pieces, and the windows roll down smoothly in
both rows. It has a factory-correct look, right down to the trunk
with full-size spare. The seating has been obviously upgraded more
recently, but that's more about providing a little extra comfort
when it's time to share the vintage car experience with family and
Ford's flathead V8 is a legend all on its own for the power it
provides, and the 239 cubic-inch displacement would be the largest
installed in the Ford cars. In fact, this is a moment of pride for
Ford owners, because this would be the final year for these
legendary V8s. It presents exceptionally nicely in the engine bay
with the tall oil bath air cleaner and copper-colored block/heads.
This is a well-maintained package that fires up readily. There's a
little V8 bark from the motor that's just enough to make you fall
in love with the Flathead all over again. The ride is smooth and
steady, just like you'd expect from a classic cruiser. And the
control you get from the column-shifted three-speed manual
transmission keeps all the power firmly in your hands.
This is the best of rolling nostalgia. So if you're looking to get
an extra tingle when you drive, don't miss this Fabulous Fifties
Ford. Call now!