1950 FORD CRESTLINER
The 1950 Ford Crestliner was the result of the Ford Motor Company’s desire to match Chevrolet’s hardtop models of the postwar era. The top-of-the-line 2-door sedan was distinguished by its vivid color sweep along the body sides. A limited edition, only 8,703 of these unique cars were produced in 1950 and helped save the struggling Ford Company.
The Crestliner was introduced as a dream car; it was called a “new star of the highway.”
This model was the top of the line of Ford's first all-new postwar cars, set on a midsize 114-inch wheelbase chassis and weighing 3,050 pounds. Its beautiful lines were based on the Tudor coupe, enhanced with elaborate trim.
The interior of the Crest-liner is special, too. The red Bedford cord upholstery, with black leather facing along the side and top, is perfectly coordinated with the metallic exterior paint. The plain metal dash is cleverly split with a curved line, bringing the two-tone theme inside. Bits of gold-color trim repeat the coachbuilt look.
This Crestliner is a top of the line car, with new interior and nice basecoat/clearcoat finish. The 239 Flathead V8 Engine, 3 speed manual transmission with factory overdrive runs smooth, and everything works. Fog Lights, Back-up Lights, Turn Signals, FM Radio, Heater, New Dual Exhaust, Whitewall Tires and Fender Skirts. Completely rewired. It also has a 4 post steering wheel with the rare F-center hub. This is a nice California car. It's a cool car, and lots of fun to drive. SOLD