2 door Sedan
This 1951 Ford Custom 2 Door Sedan has plenty of thoroughly vintage curb appeal, with just a touch of modernization thrown in to really make it stand out. It's harboring a smooth running, period correct V8 under its hood and, having received the full benefit of a thorough restoration, is in unusually solid shape for a car from its era - or for any classic from any era, for that matter.
The automotive industry was pretty much put on creative lockdown in the immediate aftermath of WWII and it was only a couple of years before this '51 debuted that Ford trotted out its very first new post-war design. All that pent-up artistic skill resulted in a car that looked unlike any before it. With its fenders now blending smoothly into the rest of the body while still retaining a generously proportioned, rounded shape, this Ford captures automotive design sensibilities at a pivotal time - look closely and you can almost see a time-elapsed sequence of a vintage car morphing towards modernity. It wears distinctive burgundy paint that's sporting a nice shine - a thorough wet sand and buffing session will elevate it to outright awesomeness. Cars were still sporting an extensive array of chrome when this sedan debuted and it's displayed in good form here - the brightwork is solid and the front and rear bumpers are in outright impressive shape. Eye-catching aftermarket wheels, as well as a pair of decorative side pipes, add a customized touch.
The interior has been thoroughly refurbished while retaining a largely vintage appearance. The two rows of black and red bench seating were fitted with new vinyl covers and are in great shape, with plenty of padding still underneath and they're bracketed by door panels that are in matching condition. In front of the sizable factory style steering wheel, a trio of aftermarket Sunpro gauges joins the original speedometer and clock on the dash to keep a read on engine functions. A Ford AM/FM/Cassette sits at the center of the dash to provide your personal soundtrack while out on the road, pairing with aftermarket speakers behind the back seat to fill the interior with sound. In back, the trunk area is well detailed, with the relocated battery securely stowed inside and a full size spare off to the side in its proper upright position.
There's an inspired blending of new and old featured underneath the hood. At the center of a nicely detailed engine compartment is a 238 cubic inch flathead V8, wearing an Offenhauser intake with a pair of 1-barrel Edelbrock carbs perched on top that are fed by an upgraded electric fuel pump to drastically improve dependability in real world conditions. A sharp array of upgraded components, including a pair of compact polished air cleaners and a chrome alternator sitting just in front of them, adds plenty of eye candy. The engine teams with a 3-speed automatic transmission that's shifting at the top of its game to provide a driving experience you don't normally find in this niche and an upgraded modern ignition has been added to the mix to improve available spark. Armed with a recently replaced booster, the power brakes bring things to a stop with ease, while power steering makes for easy navigation. This ultra solid classic cruises on a set of 15” American Racing bullet wheels wearing Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires.
Prowling the road on its tastefully lowered stance, this 1951 Ford Custom 2 Door Sedan offers a very strong driving experience to combine with loads of nostalgia-inducing curb appeal. Call today!