For Sale: 1951 Ford Custom in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

The same couple has owned this car since 1988! It has some unexpected upgrades too. While retaining it's vintage look and feel it is now much more usable. Air conditioning, front disc brakes, 12 volt electrical and much more was added.

EXTERIOR: Completely solid body, there's no rust, damage or problem areas showing up after 30 years. It has it's original 3 rib fender skirts. Repainted it's original Alpine Blue color, it is still smooth and glossy but over the years it has picked up some nicks and chips. Beautiful rechromed grill and bumpers. The stainless moldings are shiny but have some dents. Weatherstrips are still soft. The glass is original, the windows have been tinted. The tires are radial whitewalls on painted rims with deluxe trim.

INTERIOR: LeBaron Bonney interior except for the rear seat is original. The front seat, door panels, door welting and headliner were replaced. It has carpet in back and a rubber mat in front. The dash area is really nice looking- the trim, knobs, speedometer are all excellent. The air conditioning was mounted neatly below the dash. The clock was converted to quartz movement. There's a stereo in the glove box.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The Flathead motor was rebuilt and bored 20 over, it has an Isky roller cam and roller lifters, the heads were milled. It also has Fenton headers and electronic ignition. Upgraded 100 amp alternator instead of a generator. Heavy duty radiator with push and pull electric fans.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Solid trunk is complete with the rubber mat. Original spare and jack assembly.

UNDERSIDE: Rock solid original floors with the factory under coat. The dual exhaust of course has glass pack mufflers. The brakes were rebuilt. It has an electric fuel pump. Looking up at the motor it is very clean. The Ford-o-matic transmission was completely rebuilt. U-joints were replaced.

I thought it was so cool when a lovely couple drove this car on to our lot. They started showing me their scrap book of this car and there they were in pictures over 30 years ago working on this car together. This car meant a lot to them. They enjoyed and cared for it 33 years! Now it's your turn.

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
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815 385 3644 9-5 central
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Air conditioning
Disc brakes
12 volt system
Stereo
Skirts
Tinted glass
Radial whitewalls

Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Ford Custom
  • Listing ID:CC-1545553
  • Price:$26,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Custom
  • Exterior Color:Alpine Blue
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V19980
  • VIN:B1SP13

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Volo Auto Museum
27582 Volo Village
Volo, IL 60073
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