FACTORY RAVEN BLACK, CORRECT 239 V8, VERY NICE CAR, RUNS EXCELLENT, RARE TO SEE!
The 50s was a great time to be a carbuyer. The post-war boom had led to new ways to show individualize your car. No longer just content to have the latest family coupe, Ford offered more trim and design touches to fit any budgets, and none came more swanky from Dearborn than the top-of-the-line 1954 Crestline Victoria with new OHV V8.
What makes this so special? Just look at the shine. The revised grille was so wide that it reached around the corners just like the bright bumper below it. The side trim is complete on everything from the line that runs along the entire straight body right down to the crest at the base of the hardtop roof. It all ends in a chrome rear light surrounds that hints at the tailfin era that was just around the corner (especially the Thunderbird coming the next year!). The AM code on this car's trim tag tells us the exterior colors of Raven Black (A) and Sandstone White (M) are factory-correct. Even the trim in the rear looks great with the Ford family crest and the cool Fordomatic script that told others you could afford for the auto transmission option. All of this presents exceptionally well because mirror black is a newer painjob that takes advantage of the more modern clearcoat practices. The final touch of shine comes from the factory style wheel covers, and even the whitewall tires nicely coordinate with the white roof.
Inside the green and white pillow top seats have that great '50s look, but the most iconic feeling comes when you slip behind the wheel. This is where you can tell today that the Thunderbird was on its way. The engine-turned panel and nifty speedometer that's lit from behind by a clear acrylic panel are hallmarks of the iconic personal coupe. And that level of luxury is what Ford was delivering in the Crestline Victoria. This has all the great original features that make you want people to take a closer look. It includes items like the AM radio, working clock, and the very original-looking full size spare in the trunk.
While you've already seen plenty of cool options, the best one is under the hood. 1954 was the first year for the new overhead valve V8. The U4 in the VIN tells you that the 239 cubic-inch powerplant is the factory-correct motor for this Ford. It presents exceptionally nicely in the engine bay with the tall, bold red oil bath air cleaner and the valve covers to match. You'll love looking at all the original components, even the windshield washer fluid bag. On the road you'll be quite happy you chose a model year with the new motor because it gives this cruising Ford a little extra kick of power missing from the old factory flathead. Plus, the two-speed Fordomatic automatic transmission keeps this top-of-the-line coupe a real nice way to spend a day.
Clean, cool, and all-around fun to drive, this '54 Ford Crestline Victoria is an affordable way to put a distinctive classic coupe in your garage. Call today!!!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Light Green
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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