For Sale: 1954 Ford Crestline in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner

This was a new concept by Ford in 1954. The Crestline Skyliner featured a 2 door hardtop body with an integrated acrylic glass panel over the front seating area. Ford called it a "freshness of view". The Crestline Skyliner was only produced in 1954 and just over 13,000 were sold. The revolutionary acrylic roof design was incorporated into the Ford Crown Victoria line for the following years, but the 2 year combined sales were less than that of the 1954 Crestline Skyliner.

For consignment, we are in the midst of a well done example of a rare 1 year produced 1954 Crestline Skyliner from the blue oval, (although not sporting the blue oval badge!). It has very nice paint and chrome, a dealer showroom clear panel in the hood to show off the new for 1954 239ci Y-block overhead valve V8, (1 of 177 known to exist), and fabulous chrome throughout. A nifty 50's interior in white and Killarney Green, and a perfectly restored 239ci V8 under that see through hood which is an excellent compliment to the see through "sun" roof.

Bathed in nicely applied Killarney Green paint with just a few inclusions seen on the surface this rust free car has excellent chrome starting at the front of the car with a horizontal grille with a trio of circular inserts, a large one in the center and two on either side. Just below, the bumper has vertical rounded pieces for extra protection and the license plate in the center. On the edge of each front quarter is a Killarney Green bezel of a round circular headlight. A beautiful cloisonne FORD badge is in the center of the hood with its jet age ticket hood ornament. The hood is a dealer showroom plastic windowed style that shows off the pristine engine just underneath it. It works well with the open plastic roof "skylite" sunroof if painted in Sandstone White. This roofline features a wraparound rear glass and a beautiful stainless steel bottom edge angled B pillar as a special design feature as it transitions to the rear quarter. Here a trim spear wants to show off the rear fender quarter that has the "Crestline" badge in grandmother's handwriting and some extra chrome trim in its front edge of the bump out. The back of the car is rich looking with its round tail lights on either side of the rear quarter rounded over fins and a center trunk lid takes a deep dive downward to a shiny beautiful rear bumper with some vertical rounded over extras, not unlike the front bumper. Another cloisonne badge and a trim "wing" frames the rear license plate. Green steel wheels with a perfectly preserved chrome hubcap in the centers have wide white wall tires and pristine rubber in 205/75R15 rubber from the 45th week of 2018 wrapping them. Beautifully presented!

A swing of the single door gives us steel Killarney Green uppers and white vinyl panels as pure as the driven snow for the solid upper panels and stitched white square pattern lowers with a center armrest and cranks and actuators in chrome. A like new white vinyl bench sits in a green tub and stretches across the font from door to door. This is fronted by a beautiful full metal jacket dash that has a green rounded over dash top and a drivers side crescent speedometer in blackface. Just below is a machined swirl pattern aluminum horizontal plate that houses the pulls, knobs and AM radio. The green steel below has more pulls and the heater and airflow sliders. A green steering column and white bakelite wheel with a half chromed horn ring fronts the dash and reaches for the driver. In the back is romper room aplenty with a pristine white vinyl bench with armrests under the panoramic rear glass. All this finery floats on a sea of black carpeting and is topped by the plastic slightly tinted Skyliner roof and white vinyl in the back portion. A shout out to the trunk which has pristine black felting and a near perfect spare tire inserted within.

A flip of the windowed hood reveals a perfectly preserved and restored engine bay in black and green. In the very center is a creamy white manifold and red valve covered and oil bath air filtration system 239ci V8. It has a single 2-barrel carburetor and a 3-speed manual transmission on the back. All perfectly presented for the windowed hood with supple hoses and wiring. Pin back a 3.90 rear axle spins the rear tires. All is perfect right down to the red "See Clear" windshield washer reservoir.

Some slight surface rust on the usual suspects, but mostly structural integrity to the nines and black paint. Inner fenders have some road dirt and the rear pumpkin is grease covered. The floor pans are nearly perfect and otherwise all is very well preserved. No drips for the engine lower end and I see independent coil springs for the front suspension and leaf springs for the rear to prove the ride. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners.

The car fired right up and off to the test track where it performed perfectly. Bias free panic stopping, nice acceleration and smooth steering and handling was great for a 50's car. All functions were working perfectly at the time of the test drive.

A goer and a shower with some rare options, nice paint and shiny chrome for this 1 year 1 off Crestline Skyliner. The plastic is clear and the paint is all good along with the wonderful design of the interior in white. Snap it up as it will not last long in our Hallowed Halls!


U-239ci OHV 2bbl V8
D-Dallas, TX Assy Plant
F-Crestline Skyliner
121149-Sequential Unit Number


BODY 60F-Crestline Skyliner
COLOR GM-Killarney Green, Sandstone White
TRIM AG-White & Green Vinyl
Production Code 20BDN4148B-February 20th

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Ford Crestline
  • Listing ID: CC-1783484
  • Price: $34,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Crestline
  • Exterior Color:Killarney Green
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:36894
  • Stock Number:5776
  • VIN:U4DF121149
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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