This 1950 Ford Crestline has a design that's always in demand. And
so to find one with a such a cool look, flathead V8 power, and such
a detailed package makes for quite an attractive classic. The
affordable price is just the cherry on top.
This is the debut year for a special package. The Crestline was
created to be a very distinct Ford. The two-door sedan really
stepped up its elegance with a factory vinyl roof and special paint
package. In fact, that black and red is a striking combo with a
high-gloss finish, and the hooking trim that separates them look
more like it belongs on a Lincoln than a Ford. The details are
terrific with straight body lines, fender skirts, whitewalls, and
the kind of chrome on the bumpers and grille that will have people
checking out their reflection. There is charm everywhere you look
on this Ford. In fact, the odometer even reflects actual mileage.
So seven decades later, and this has really just averaged just over
1,400 miles annually! And because this one shows the right signs of
being a true Crestline, it will always have rarity. Ford only made
8,703 examples in this inaugural year, and that only represented
about one percent of total car production.
The two-tone theme continues inside, and you can really see a
quality investment and it keeps it feeling quite vintage. The cloth
seating has the right pattern for a '50s machine, right down to the
button-top seatbacks, but you can instantly tell by the condition
that this is a far fresher application. The door panels carry the
same stripped pattern inserts as part of their detailed package. A
taut headliner, clean dash, and fresh carpeting all make the
interior quite inviting. This one loves to keep impressing in the
details - everywhere from the working AM radio to the special
Crestline steering wheel.
The correct presentation continues under the hood with the 239
cubic-inch flathead V8 showcased in glowing bronze. The engine bay
is nicely detailed with the correct oil-bath air cleaner, and the
radiator hoses are so crisp, they look like they are diving into
the motor. But more than just looking good, the flathead is a great
engine for enjoying classic motoring. This one fires up nicely,
accelerates smoothly, and give you a crisp action with the
column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
Rarity, style, and true classic car distinction all come together
in an impressive Crestline. Don't miss this special cruiser, call