1955 Ford Crown Victoria
The Crestline was introduced as the top trim level of the 1952 Ford
range, above the intermediate-level Customline and base level
Mainline. It was offered in Victoria, Sunliner and Country Squire
versions with 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible and 4-door station
wagon body styles respectively. Crestlines were offered only with a
239ci "flathead" V8 engine.
For consignment a barn find Crown Victoria from 1955. This basket
handle, swoop spear stainless window trimmed car can definitely
provide plenty of bling for your restoration as a parts car, as its
all there and all beautifully preserved on the chrome and brite
work front. The body panels are very involved with rust through
particularly on the doors, and there is plenty of surface rust on
the upper surfaces. It could be an ambitious restoration project as
Presenting in blue and white two tone, the paint is well aged and
contains plenty of surface rust, particularly on the upper panels.
The side panels are showing some invasive rust involvement on the
lower sections mostly on the doors and the rear quarters. Chrome on
this car has some dimpling and stainless for the basket handle and
swoop spear are very nicely preserved. Window trim is all good and
stainless as is glass, also in good condition. Upfront a large
curved inward egg crate style grille is flanked on either side by a
large round turns signal/parking light on either side. The bottom
is a framing of a bumper which is showing slight delamination of
the chrome. A single brimmed and chrome trimmed headlight resides
atop each front quarter. These flank a large white hood with a jet
ornament, and cloisonne Ford front badge. On back jet age turbine
round taillights with arrow shaped top turn signal/parking lights
directly above, form to the rear quarter. Blue is reserved for the
roof which has surface rust, as well as below the swoop spear and
belt line. White shows up on the hood, and trunk, and just above
the swoop spear. All mid 1950's eye candy.
Some heavy rust is seen on the hinge area of the door panels on
both sides. The door panels have suffered especially on the top
rails near the front of each door. Blue and white vinyl make up the
panels, and some trimming in chrome strips creates borders between
the vinyl panels. Looking towards the seating it is in in good
condition, obviously restored with blue tuck and roll inserts, and
white bolsters and surrounds. White stitching is within the blue
inserts and white piping surrounds the bolsters. A nice
presentation on the seats with just a few missing stitches on the
passenger insert. Fronting all this is the original dash with two
tone motif. This shows with white dash front, and blue dash top.
The white has surface rust, and the blue is peeling. All the gauges
are there as well as fan and temp controls. An original steering
wheel is making its way towards the driver and shows some wear. A
nice white tight headliner is on the interior roof, and some black
carpet, with areas of water damage is seen on the floors.
A flip of the hood reveals an untouched, unrestored 272ci V8 topped
with a single 2-barrel carburetor. A 3-speed Ford-O-Matic
transmission is on back and a 3.30 rear axle is on the rear. Plenty
of aging going on in here. The engine currently turns over, but
does not run.
Underneath of this car shows some earlier restoration with clean
floorpans, and a straight mostly surface rust-free frame. There are
a few areas of concern on the rockers specifically on the back of
each wheel surround, and on the passenger bottom running the length
of this car. A new exhaust system has been installed, and a fuel
tank appears newer with a coat of black rattle can paint mostly
covering it. Independent coil springs in front and leaf springs for
the rear show some surface rust. Drum brakes are all around and
have surface rust on the exteriors.
A barn find which could provide some much needed parts for the
serious restorer, or a big project for the ambitious collector.
This car has its highlights on the trim, seats, and headliner
areas, but those come along with some retractions. Beauty is in the
eye of the beholder.
Please note, this vehicle does not come with a battery.
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barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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