Weekend Edition – A 1951 Ford Crestliner offered at a Bargain Price; Tell me it's not Desirable…

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Not very often will you find an early 50’s era Ford offered under $10,000, let alone a very rare, top of the line model that was produced as a stop-gap measure in response to a new body style by GM and Chrysler. You see, Chevrolet and Plymouth both introduced a new “Hardtop” body style, without the “B” pillar, and Ford wouldn’t have one for a couple of years. Their answer was the swanky Crestliner, produced in 1950 and 1951, with two-tone paint, and a padded vinyl roof. And now here’s one that you can own…

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Let’s start with the listing that is currently up:

For your consideration is a running / driving 1951 Ford Crestliner 2 door with 84,8xx original miles. This is a rare model with only 8,703 cars produced. The flathead V-8 runs quiet, cool and shows good oil pressure. Clutch, rear end and trans seem fine. Recent mechanical work includes rebuilt carb, new fuel pump, new correct reproduction gas tank and sending unit and all new brakes including lines.

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The tires are older radials and show decent tread. The car did have some body work and paint many years ago. There was some patching done here and there and it looks ok but is certainly not show quality. The original floors are excellent with only one small patch in the trunk found. The original chrome is straight but does have some pitting. The grill bars are excellent and may have been redone at some point.

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The original interior is in overall good shape. There is some wear showing on the driver side front seat back and there is a slip cover over the bottom of the front seat. The car originally was carpeted throughout but it will need to be replaced. I have the original rear carpet but it is out of the car. Overall this is a decent car that can be used as is, fixed as you go or restored to your desire. These cars do not come up for sale often and when they do, they are either projects or high end restored cars. Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions.

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You will have to shuffle off to Buffalo to acquire this rather desirable post war Ford, and the price is a reasonable $9,100! Yes, I did find this over at the Brown Car Appreciation Society Facebook page, but you can take a look at the actual Craigslist listing here. Now tell me that this isn’t a Bargain…

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