This 1953 Ford Customline Tudor Sedan has that true classic cruiser look. Not only do you get a classy two-tone blue, but also all the right pieces you love from the era: from flathead V8 power up front, to continental kit on the rear. So dig into the details on a car that understands how to put your nostalgia into overdrive.
Ford had a great-looking style in '53. The well-proportioned sheetmetal was given serious flair with all the added brightwork. The revised grille was so wide .....
that it reached around the corners just like the bright bumper below it. Not only is there a jet-inspired ornament, but also the trim running down the back half of the car looks like the profile of a plane in flight. Even the taillights look like afterburners. So this really knows how to represent the dawn of the rocket age. Plus, the Glacier Blue with Sheridan Blue roof knows how to bring an elegant touch to this future-forward package. Dual spotlights, whitewalls, and rear fender skirts are the kind of things you'd expect on a '50s cruiser. Plus, the hint of a lowered stance and the continental kit on the rear are the kind of upgrades we always love when going for this kind of nostalgic vibe.
The smooth action of the doors is one of those little details that get you excited about the quality of the car. And when you look inside, the there's even more to love. This has a very vintage detailing with the clean dash and classically thin wheel with Ford family crest in the center. Even the heater is still working for those Sunday morning rides at dawn. The door panels look like well-kept survivor pieces, and the windows roll down smoothly in both rows. It has a factory-correct look, right down to the trunk with full-size spare. The seating has been obviously upgraded more recently, but that's more about providing a little extra comfort when it's time to share the vintage car experience with family and friends.
Ford's flathead V8 is a legend all on its own for the power it provides, and the 239 cubic-inch displacement would be the largest installed in the Ford cars. In fact, this is a moment of pride for Ford owners, because this would be the final year for these legendary V8s. It presents exceptionally nicely in the engine bay with the tall oil bath air cleaner and copper-colored block/heads. This is a well-maintained package that fires up readily. There's a little V8 bark from the motor that's just enough to make you fall in love with the Flathead all over again. The ride is smooth and steady, just like you'd expect from a classic cruiser. And the control you get from the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission keeps all the power firmly in your hands.
This is the best of rolling nostalgia. So if you're looking to get an extra tingle when you drive, don't miss this Fabulous Fifties Ford. Call now!