For Sale: 1954 Ford Crestline in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1954 Ford Crestline Custom was part of an advancing era in cruiser style when new, and now it has been restored to maximize that feeling. That's why it has been upgraded with fuel-injected V8 power, an overdrive transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, a loaded interior, and an awesomely bright two-tone style inside and out.

Mango Tango Toxic Orange is quite a funky name, but there's no other way to describe this paint. There's a smoothness to it that has a candy-coated sweetness, and there's also a nuclear level of radiant style. It's part of a thorough restoration where they took the time to get the fundamentals right, like the panel alignment, clean glass, and pliable weather-stripping. But of course, the first thing you'll really notice is all the upgrades. The louvered hood, deleted badging, shaved trunk, frenched tail lights, and Rocket Igniter alloys on a lowered suspension all make for a very custom classic. As wild as this one looks, they also made sure to give it the right touches of vintage elegance. The spruce gray roof gives you a nice two-tone. There are also beautiful chrome bumpers, classic full-length trim, and whitewalls.

You know they were just as thoughtful about the interior as they were about the exterior because the two-tone theme continues inside. The dash, headliner, carpeting, and custom door panels all coordinate for an award-worthy level of uniform presentation inside and out. There's a freshness to the full package, right down to the tuck and roll style inserts in the seats and doors. Just like the exterior, there are nice classic elements, like the two wide rows of bench seats and the plexiglass speedometer. But the overall impression is a car that was made for modern comfortable cruising. So you have a well-coordinated cup holder center console, an Autosound AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth, and provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) It's also a better driver with a wood-rimmed Grant sports wheel, a chrome tilt steering column, under-dash auxiliary readouts, and a Lokar floor shifter. Plus, the Sniper EFI controller on the machine-turned dash lets you know there's something nice under the hood.

The engine bay continues the car's thoughtful presentation. The inner walls and firewall are done in orange and gray. There are also just the right hints of flair from the polish on the ribbed valve covers, air grabber, and more. But what you'll like the most about this motor is the well-built powerful setup. This is a 351 cubic inch V8, which is a big improvement over the Flathead V8 that was the range-topper in 1954. And speaking of upgrades, this now has a Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection system sitting atop an Edelbrock intake. That means both greater power and a more reliable delivery! If that sounds like a solid cruising powerhouse, then you'll also appreciate good supporting pieces, like an aluminum radiator with an electric fan, a CVF serpentine belt system, and the battery relocated to the trunk for better weight distribution. The transmission is now a four-speed automatic transmission. It has a 2400 stall converter for performance, and it also automatically shifts into easy overdrive cruising. This feeds to a Ford 9-inch limited-slip rear end with 3.70 gears for good anytime driving. The undercarriage photos prove how fresh the full restoration is. You'll also spot nice upgrades like rack & pinion power steering, newer bushings, Viking rear adjustable shocks, traction bars, and four-wheel power disc brakes.

This is the cool Ford custom that loves to impress over every inch. So if you want an exceptionally restored classic with all the best upgrades, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Ford Crestline
  • Listing ID: CC-1637305
  • Price: $59,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Crestline
  • Exterior Color:Mango Tango Toxic Orange
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:4900
  • Stock Number:3747-TPA
  • VIN:U4CG127440
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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