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1953 Ford Crestline for sale - Morgantown, Pennsylvania

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FOR SALE: 1953 Ford Crestline $41,500 USD
Morgantown, PA

Interior Color:
Pearlescent White

Exterior Color:
Sungate Ivory

1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible Coupe The Indianapolis 500 features a rolling start in which entrants follow a pace car into the green flag.  Various automobile manufacturers provide pace cars on an irregular rotating basis.  As America\'s longest-running automobile race, it\'s not surprising that the Indianapolis 500 is steeped in special traditions.  Whether it\'s the wistful singing of Back Home Again in Indiana before the green flag, or the celebratory Victory Lane milk toast – which is anything but milquetoast – Indy is full of distinctive rituals that make the race unique.  One of those long-standing traditions is the pace car, a fixture since the very first Indy 500 in 1911.  Ford was given pace car honors for 1953 and thusly built 2,000 examples for the public.  It was a big year for the company – half a century had passed since Henry Ford and his primary shareholders signed the articles of association establishing Ford Motor Company in 1903.  The firm celebrated its golden anniversary in several ways.  It commissioned Norman Rockwell to create artwork for a special calendar.  It built a high-tech concept car said to contain more than 50 automotive innovations.  And it gave every vehicle it built that year a commemorative steering wheel badge that read 50th Anniversary 1903-1953. -Thx to For 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner, driven by William Clay Ford Sr. Ford Motor Company celebrated its 50th anniversary with this special edition pace car with a special white and gold color scheme and special graphics.  It featured the venerable 239ci flathead eight fitted with a 2bbl Holley Model 2100 carburetor and three-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission.  This was the first Indy 500 pace car to be replicated by a manufacturer and Henry Ford II had a limited edition of 2000 replicas built for sale to the public.  Offered for consignment and your viewing pleasure, this 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner convertible coupe, which is possibly the nicest example this automotive starstruck writer has laid eyes on as it was restored, has won an AACA Jr and Sr National in 2022 and is still looking fresh out of the shop today.  Striking special order white paint, a flawless 2 tone interior, and some rarities added on all come together to make this a true best of the best showing in our Hallowed Halls...Gentlemen Start Your Engines!!!    Exterior A near perfect application of factory and Pace Car correct Sungate Ivory covers the straight steel panels of the lower sections of this car that have well minded gaps, and a mirror like shine.  A correct white canvas convertible top is reserved for the roof and like the rest of the car, shows as near flawless with a clear plastic rear window.  From its neatly designed big 1950\'s front grille with reflections so deep I could shave my 5 o\'clock shadow with ease, to the big side trim spear that starts at the headlights and goes to the back of the forward door, then gets picked up again on the back at the fender bump out with an angled ribbed larger panel that turns into a spear off the center and a metal bump out at the top edge of the wing perfectly highlighting the Pace Car correct small fender skirts.  This literally looks like you\'re looking skyward at the underside of a flying jet complete with chrome contrail.  We note incorrect Customline badging within the front trim spears, as this car should have Crestline trim in its place.  Plenty of chrome trimmings for the window surrounds and a single round tail light with a wide chrome bezel and small chromed center rest on the end of the fender which has rounded tops to meet the taillights.  A Coronado continental kit in Sungate Ivory and chrome graces the area between these lights and down low is another ultra shiny rear bumper with twin upright guards.  A chrome piece of note is the very rare and not oft seen crossed flags around the gold Ford crest fender emblems.   Anniversary Gold 15-inch steel wheels with FORD badged polishe


  • Price$41,500 USD
  • Odometer52538
  • Body Styleconvertible
  • Stock #5748

Price History

Original Price$41,500
Listed Price$41,500

Excluding price changes of less than $100.

About This Dealership:

6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000 collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia.

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