800 Derita Road, Ste. A
You already knew a 1951 Ford Custom tudor is quite a cool cruiser. But when it's been built with bright paintwork, A/C comfort, and an upgraded flathead under the hood, then it's everything you want in a custom... and best of all, it's ready to go home with you today.
The paint sets the mood nicely for this car. The teal feels like a great 1950s hue, and the hint of metallic gives it that pop you want in an upgraded cruiser. Plus, the '51 Ford was the one for brightwork lovers. It was the final year of the now-iconic shoebox design, and so it doubled down on the bullet-nose boldness. These Custom line cars were great for wraparound brightwork where the bumper and grille both dominated the front corners. The full length trim looks like an almost unbroken line as it encircles the rear. Plus, the rear trim has a cool style where it continues past the fender to house the taillights. Whitewall tires, rear fender skirts, vent windows (front and rear on a tudor,) and bright dual exhaust tips all give this a cool/classic attitude.
The interior was given a makeover that respects the original design, and also, it skillfully adds plenty of modern functional upgrades. It starts with a good looking tan upholstery that has the right classic dual-row bench style, but with plush cloth inserts for where you sit. The tan/brown presentation continues on the door panels, headliner, carpeting, and dash to have a quality and uniform feel. There are well-integrated upgrades. For example, the classic speedometer and gauges are still there, but now you also have AutoMeter readout under the dash for a better overall driver. The factory AM radio is still on display, but your real driving music comes from an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo hidden in the glovebox. The wood-rimmed steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column to make it easy for you to get comfortable, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning keeps everyone happy.
The engine bay has the kind of tidy presentation that will make you love opening the hood at car shows. But when you look beyond the style, you'll see the substance of a flathead V8 that has been built for added pep. Many of the performance upgrades are period-correct, like the Offenhauser heads, Offenhauser intake, and dual carb setup. Other additions are right to keep this a good cruiser, like the Mallory distributor and the electric fan. The V8 makes a seriously sweet rumble from the glasspack dual exhaust. You get to enjoy it all in a true cruiser package that includes a three-speed automatic transmission, a modern tread behind the classic whitewalls, and the stopping power of front disc brakes.
All the right upgrades without jeopardizing the old-school fun. This '51 has a lot to offer for such an obtainable price. So don't miss out. Call now!
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