This 1951 Ford Custom Coupe does a terrific job of being a period-correct hot rod. With plenty of metallic paint, the right accessories, and a legendary flathead V8 under the hood, it's a rolling icon.
The '51 Ford has always been a popular one with the custom car scene because it really represents the first piece of automotive optimism after WWII. But to get it this right takes someone with an eye for detail. While titled as a 1951 Ford, a previous owner decided to spice up the coupe with 1950 accents such as the grill, front turn signals and more modest taillights. The faux lake pipes are part of a great hot rodding tradition. Of course another reason why these show so well is all the bright work that details everything from the bullet-nose grille to the trunk hinges. But the actual body is relatively free of obsessive ornamentation, which allows the shine of the burgundy to really pop on this Ford's upright shoulders. And because this is the desirable coupe body, it has the long trunk and symmetrical profile that really makes it stand out.
The interior was given a nice restoration that looks terrific while still respecting the Ford's vintage roots. For example, the newer light tan upholstery on the both rows of seats is exceptionally clean and comfortable, but it still follows a factory-style pattern. This is repeated on the door panels for a great uniform feeling. Plus, with the exterior burgundy returning on the meal elements – like the dash, door tops, and window surrounds – this has the overall feeling of a thoughtful custom. This one has been given auxiliary gauges for better info, you get all the best classic touches – from the artful dual-spoke steering wheel, to the AM radio that's still cranking out tunes.
Under the hood is the best of vintage and new. After all, if you're a Ford fan, it's had to beat the famous copper-top of Ford's famous flathead V8. It's correctly accessorized with everything from the dual barrel carb to the dual Ford radiator hoses doing their 90-degree plunge. But also take time for a closer look. You've got great upgrades like a 12-volt electrical system, alternator, and an aluminum radiator – so this classic fits in with modern driving. The V8 fires up nicely, and the Cherry Bomb dual exhaust makes a nice tone. Plus, you are in complete control of it all thanks to the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
The trim name of this upper-end Ford is Custom, and that's exactly what you get in this package. It's a coupe that's distinct and iconic all for an obtainable price. Call now!