The ’50s were quite a time in the U.S. for automotive design with lots of style and chrome with an interior that often had as much room as a couch does today. One of the cars that were made in the early ’50s that Ford produced is the 1953 Ford Crestline Victora seen here. In 1953, this was a top-of-the-line Crestline, and this example is painted in Flamingo Red with a black roof.
Some of the key selling points for the 1953 Ford Crestline include having all its chrome bits, including the side chrome and the bits that run along the black roof. The seller says that the car has a newer paint job and it appears to have been done well looking very shiny, and the body appears in excellent condition in the photos.
The wheels on the car at all four corners are wire, and each is shod with vintage-looking whitewall tires. The restored interior is done in the same colors as the exterior with lots of black and coral color vinyl that matches the outside of the car perfectly. Both the front and rear seats are benches with the front offering a split seatback.
The dash and gauges of vintage ’50s era Fords are always something to look at; this one has all the original gauges. Power for the car comes from the correct 239 cubic-inch flatheads V8 engine, which was the largest engine offered by Ford at the time. The transmission is a three-speed manual column shift unit.
The V8 breathes a little better thanks to a custom dual exhaust and newer chambered mufflers. The car promises to drive well, and the exhaust sounds good, but not too loud according to the seller. The 1953 Ford Crestline is available for $29,995 and shows 8,361 miles on the odometer. While it’s not called out, we will assume those aren’t the actual miles. Check out the similar 1955 Ford Crown Victoria.
Source: Classic Cars