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1951 was the first year for the post-war Victoria. This trim on the Ford Custom Deluxe is where Ford first really satisfied America's post-WWII desire for great styling and premium touches. So to find an interesting vehicle in such a well-kept and period-correct condition is really a nice find at this price.
When you want a distinctive classic, the Victoria is the right place to start. Its pillarless hardtop design with the wraparound rear glass is a premium feature that makes this far rarer than the standard two-door. But this is so darn attractive Ford Victorias actually outsold Chevy's line-topping Bel Air in '51. Like any good 1950s coupe, this one has plenty of brightwork led by the large front bumper and intricate grille that doubled down on the previous year's bullet-nose style. There's great trim around the hardtop and running down the side of the car. It all wraps around the rear end whose design was hinting at the tailfin era that was coming soon. And the paint is a terrific finish touch with a classic Hazel Brown and Cream two-tone. There's even a hint of metallic in the brown to give it the right nostalgic touch.
The interior earth-tones harmonize with the exterior colors. That's important in a hardtop because after all, it allows you to roll all the windows down and give people a better view inside. Not only is it a coordinated classic, but they also made the right investments inside to keep it fresh and comfy on the carpeting, door panels, and wide bench seats with cloth inserts. This has great pieces you want on a time capsule classic, like the original stylized steering wheel, the big round speedometer, and the AM radio that's still there for a display. Even the courtesy lights in the rear are still coming on when you open the doors.
Ford's Flathead V8 is a legend all on its own for the power it provides, and the 239 cubic-inch displacement would be the largest installed in the Ford cars. It presents exceptionally vintage in the engine bay with the tall oil bath air cleaner, filter, and motor all matching in a patina copper. It has a classic appearance, right down to the radiator hoses. But it fires up eagerly and runs smoothly like a well-respected classic should. This one loves to feel like a vintage cruiser on the road, including the column-shifted three-speed manual transmission that gives you full control. But there are a few of the right upgrades you want, like newer Cooper tires and a true dual exhaust.
Complete with owner's manual, the Victoria was one of the most expensive Fords you could buy without going into a wagon or convertible. That kind of distinction only grows with age. So don't miss out on this quite correct Vicky. Call today!!!
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