1954 Ford Sunliner Convertible
The Ford Crestline model had several versions of the car depending on what your preferences were. The Sunliner was a convertible, The Fodor was a 4-door sedan with extra chrome trim, The Skyliner which had an open rooftop which was retractable and was referred to as a basket handle design.
Here at Classic Auto Mall for consignment is a pre fin, pre jet age, post excessive chrome era automobile. Simplistic design almost seems boring from what is to come, but it was very effective. Suburbia was expanding at leaps and bounds, and this coupe was the perfect grocery getter or night out for the folks kinda car for the everyday man and his wife. Affordable enough to have more than 1 car, the 2-car family was born in this era, mainly due to cost.
An excellent restored example of the Sunliner, with the benefit of a full frame off restoration performed in California. Two tone Dark Green Fine Metallic covers most of this car and is simply excellent. A few minor areas of cracking, particularly around the back of the hood area, but otherwise very nicely done. This is complimented with a Sandstone White adorning the lower rear quarter panels around the rear wheel wells and to the rear of this car. A curving front bumper with guards installed fronts a small grille with a large bar above it housing the parking lights and turn signals. Near perfect window surrounds, side trim spears, and a small wrap around rear fender guard and chromed rocker combination are stunning. Couple this with the modern chromed wire wheels, complete with Ford caps, wide whites, and a white convertible top, and folks, we have a winner! This car could be driven or shown, either way it's very nicely done.
Perfectly worn in leather in a light tan buff covers the front split bench, and rear bench. A large chromed framework at the bottom of the front seat with power seat options has been installed. Looking at the door panels, these house power windows, and it is noted the driver's side rear window does not work. Seat belts have now been installed. The original dash, consisting of restored green painted top dash, chromed instruments, and swirl machined aluminum trim strips sits perfectly within its green metal field. An aftermarket AM/FM/CD radio is seen, and a rarity the clock still keeps good time! Green carpeting covers the floors and floor mats, also in carpet form, cover the carpeting. Luxurious, well-appointed with modern upgrades, and just beautiful look at.
The original 239ci V8, completely restored, with gobs of extra chrome parts, and braided stainless hoses, gleams brightly in the clean and pristine engine bay. Correct red engine block has been repainted, and the 3-speed Ford-O-Matic is attached to the rear of the mill. Noted this car has power brakes and power steering for your driving pleasure.
All but perfect with the big X frame setup showing virtually no surface rust, or even dripping marks! It does not get any cleaner than this, obviously this car has not seen any rain or inclement weather in a long, long, while.
A definite highlight must see, you will want to check out early 1950's Ford, and all be it a stripped down model of the offerings that year, this car exudes, and shouts style. From the chromed wire wheels to the wide whites, and two tone Cream and Metallic Green, leather interior and power additions, and a plethora of perfect chrome (but not too much to be ostentatious) this car is a shower and a smooth running, smooth shifting goer…like buttah! as they say