This 1955 Ford Customline has a stylish two-tone inside and out. So
when you have a proper V8 cruiser like this, that's also offered
for a value price, you know it's time to pay attention.
There was a restoration to this car in the early 2010s, and Ford
fans can instantly spot the difference. This Customline has the
full-length trim of the up-market Victoria line. And this kind of
upgrade is a terrific idea if you love a good 1950s classic. After
all, it gives the car a clear dividing line down the profile, which
now allows for a tastefully done two-tone. So the paint was also
upgraded during the restoration. Raven Black and Snowshoe White
have the kind of timeless appeal as a tuxedo, and since this a car
that has been treated with respect, it continues to have a good
shine even after being enjoyed. So there is certainly a hint of
upper-class feel on this one. All the chrome and trim is in good
order with a few signs of age, but there's no arguing that this
isn't a sharp-looking car.
The same attractive two-tone continues inside. This is part of the
restoration upgrade, and so it strikes the right balance of fresher
than the 1950s, but broken-in enough to make you want to go for a
ride. In fact, as a true cruising classic, you have the right
upgrades, such as front seatbelts and an auxiliary gauge trio. But
this one is not overly done to take away the vintage atmosphere.
That's why you have the thin/grippy steering wheel with Henry
Ford's family crest as the center, and this two-door has the same
cool plexiglass speedometer as the Thunderbird that also debuted
Another great piece that the right Fords shared with the
Thunderbird is Ford's Y-block V8. This is even believed to be its
largest factory displacement: 312 cubic-inches. It was rebuilt with
the restoration, and now there's even an Edelbrock four-barrel
carburetor on top. It makes for a torque-filled motor that runs
strong. You'll like the vintage feeling this one has on the road,
right down to the mellow dual exhaust tone and the crisp action of
the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
This classic two-tone Ford offers the right vintage feel and the
right elegant touchs. So you know you don't want to miss this deal.
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