This 1951 Ford Custom Tudoor sedan Is pure vintage cool. That means
flathead V8 power, a complete brightwork package, and all the other
details that make you love one of the most significant post-war
For the brief three years this design was available, the 1951
version is the final and often most sough-after. That's because of
the brightwork, so it's great to have it looking so complete and
authentic here. Up front they doubled that amount of bullet-nosed
boldness, and in the rear, the cool wraparound taillight/tailfin
was even longer. Speaking of wraparound, the bright side trim still
retained the full-length sweeping effect, but now it followed the
bodywork all the way around the rear. And this one has all the best
classic style, right down to the two-piece factory wheel covers.
The maroon paint is an updated color, but it has been aged in well
enough that it looks pure vintage. You even have cool
period-correct pieces like the windshield sunshade and fender
The maroon interior is highly original. There were a few updates
along the way - including recovering the seats and seatbelts - but
nothing gets in the way of that vintage feeling. These two-door
sedans have a nice profile on the outside while still offering a
large back seat and rear vent windows. So it makes for a fine
classic to invite others along for the ride. The big steering wheel
feels great in your hands, and beyond that everything looks correct
- from the large speedometer to the AM radio that's still on
The period-correct presentation continues under the hood.
Everything from the oil bath air cleaner to the 6-volt generator
gives this a look and feel of authenticity. In fact, the motor's
casting year fits ideally into the car's timeline, and so we
believe it to be original to the car. But more than just looking
honest and stock, the 239 cubic-inch flathead is a great engine for
enjoying classic motoring. The V8 makes a seriously sweet tune from
updated Cherry Bomb dual exhaust, and the column-mounted
three-speed manual transmission adds to the era '50s-style fun.
The shoebox Ford really got the company back on track after WWII,
and that's why they always hold a place in our enthusiast heart. So
to find the most desirable year also looking so authentic is a
sweet deal for those who love true automotive history. Call
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