1953 Ford Customline Sedan
1950 marked the 50th Anniversary of Ford. The Ford Customline
became Ford Motors medium priced variant of the passenger car
lineup. It featured a wraparound windshield, curved rear glass and
the "slab sides" which gave the model a more modern appearance. The
Customline was available in 9 different models including two-door,
station wagon, convertible, sedan and sedan delivery.
Offered for your viewing pleasure a 1953 Ford four door Customline
Sedan. In two tone blues, plenty of chrome trimmings this car has
nice overall paint showing a car that has had a good life, and has
been well kept.
Glacier Blue covers the straight steel panels of this car that have
well minded gaps, and an overall slight dullness from age. Some
rusting is noted near the fenders and on the lower doors at the
jambs. A few battle scars are noted as well but nothing major. From
its neatly designed big 1950's front grille with some small bits of
corrosion and dulling to the big side trim spear that starts at the
headlights and goes to the back of the forward door, then gets
picked up again on the back at the fender bump out with an angled
ribbed larger panel that turns into a spear off the center and a
metal bump out at the top edge of the "wing". This literally looks
like you're looking skyward at the underside of a flying jet
complete with chrome contrail. Plenty of chrome trimmings for the
window surrounds and a single round taillight with a wide chrome
bezel and small chromed center rest on the end of the fender which
has rounded tops to meet the taillights. Glacier blue wheels with
FORD badged chrome caps are wrapped in wide white bias ply tires on
all 4 corners. The roof of the car adds a contrasting Sheridan Blue
(dark blue) and is bathed in that color.
The door panels utilize a myriad of materials from smooth tan vinyl
to gray stitched broadcloth to low pile gray carpeting and even
some taupe painted metal, which all work together to form the door
panels. Wide long benches are the passengers seating front and
rear, and these are covered with gray broadcloth inserts with
salmon colored stripes and salmon covered bolsters. A few stains
and dirt marks persist but no tears. A warm tan/gold metal dash,
and original instrumentation are seen inside. The horseshoe
speedometer and gauge cluster are in front of the original steering
wheel in black. Chrome trimmed radio and temp controls are noted on
this dash and a centrally located clock in a small circular bump up
is in the top dead center of this dash. The original mohair
headliner in dark tan, and light tan sun visors are above. Tan
carpeting with some soiling and stains is on the floors.
Powered by the 239ci flathead V8 and 3-speed overdrive column
mounted shifter provides 110hp. There is a 2-barrel carburetor
atop, and a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive on back with
a 3.90 geared rear axle. Overall condition of the engine bay can
best be described as unrestored and mostly original with some
surface rust, and chipping paint and plenty of patina.
More patina, some slight surface rust on the frame and suspension.
The floorpans and rockers are thoroughly covered with undercoating
which is nice and black. Independent coil spring suspension for the
front and leaf springs for the rear, and drum brakes on all 4
A quick starter, and good driver with all functions working. Smooth
acceleration and the transmission worked easily with the clutch. A
good overall ride.
A great opportunity to own a truly unmolested 50's classic probably
restored at one point for the exterior, interior looking good and
using many materials. Original engine and engine bay, and a nice
aging look which does not have any more need to be redone.
C-Chester, PA Assy Plant
174025-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
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
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.