213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
It's great to find a 1954 Ford Customline that has a ton of originality - you see it everywhere from the engine bay to the fender skirts over the whitewalls. So you know something this distinct is an instant crowd pleaser.
The mid-50s Fords were great cars. Dual bullets in the grille, whitewall tires, fender skirts, and a hint of Thunderbird tailfin really gives the '54 Customline plenty of classic car appeal. Sea Haze Green is the factory correct color, and it has the right tone for the era. There was a respray later in life, and today it carried the right look of a good shine but aged in nicely. So there are going to plenty of people who may just assume you have a well-kept original application. The same goes for the brightwork. You have straight full length side trim, and the wraparound chrome bumpers are complete and clean. So while the whole package is a professional polishing away from being a show-stopper, there's already something quite attractive about a car that gives a first impression as the ultimate survivor.
The authentic feeling continues on the inside. The story we were told on this car is that it had a long-term first owner and only one more after that. Even the odometer is believed to reflect the car's actual mileage (averaging less than 900 miles annually.) So that's how you get such a time capsule style presentation. This one retains the best of originality while still being a great showpiece. For example, no one expects the seat covers and headliner to last 65+ years and still look presentable. So you can tell there was a solid investment keeping this one looking fresh while staying correct. In fact, you have all the right original details that you'll love to show off, like the speedometer in a clear acrylic panel and the AM radio that's there for display. Even the full-size spare in the trunk looks like the factory piece.
In a vehicle so unique already, it's really cool to see a year-correct 223 cubic-inch inline-six under the hood. In fact, with the low ownership chain, this is believed to be the original motor for the car. Everything from the air topper to the generator has an almost untouched look. But if you dig a little deeper, you see that it has been well-maintained. That's why the motor runs quite strong, and there's even an upgraded aluminum radiator to help keep it running cool. This really is a driver's classic, and you even have a three-speed automatic transmission to make enjoying it easy.
Because this was under long term care, there's also terrific paperwork that comes with the car. It includes the owner's manual and manual for many accessories. This is the time capsule look with the right investments along the way to keep it a classic you can own and drive with pride. That all makes for an irresistible deal. Call today!!!
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