Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis , Missouri
1951 Ford Victoria Restomod
Long term California car
Final model year of the first post-World War II Fords
350 CID SBC V-8 engine with dual exhausts
Four-speed automatic with overdrive
Coral exterior with contrasting gray roof and beige interior
Independent front suspension from a Mustang II
Power rack-and-pinion steering
Dakota digital dashboard
Chrome Ididit steering column
Original wheels, wheel covers and alternate set of tires in trunk
Documentation includes original owners manual and extensive documents on the vehicle; receipts, invoices and more
Own this Vehicle from $399 per month-call 636-600-4600
In Detroits race to create pillarless hardtops, Ford answered the bell after Chevrolets Bel-Air and Plymouths Belvedere. This incredible "Vicky" hales out of the state of California where it's had extensive professional work to turn it into the fine driving restomod you see before you!
Finished in Coral with a contrasting gray roof, the cars paint and trim are in overall great condition. This Victorias bodywork is straight and solid while its engine bay is extremely tidy and the battery is very good order. The cargo area is in good, original condition and it has the cars original wheels, wheel covers and an alternate set of tires. The car has driver and passenger side spotlights and its chrome bumpers look great, too.
Rolling on Falken ProTouring radials, size 215/70R15 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted to a newer five-spoke alloy wheel. The wheels are in excellent order while the tires are in very good shape.
Under the hood is a Chevy Performance 350 CID small-block Chevrolet V-8 motor with dual exhausts. Backing it is a four-speed automatic transmission. Other alternations include independent front suspension from a Ford Mustang II. Driver convenience features include vintage air-conditioning and power rack-and-pinion steering.
The cars beige bench seats are in overall great condition, as does the carpet, the ribbed headliner and the two-spoke steering column. Newer parts include a Dakota digital dashboard and a chrome Ididit steering column. Overall, the instrument panel and inner door panels are in very good order. Completing the interior is an Alpine AM/FM stereo with CD player below the original factory AM radio.
The 1951 Fords featured an optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission for the first time. Ford finally answered the Chevrolet Bel Air and Plymouth Belvedere charge with the Victoria hardtop in 1951, borrowing the term from the victoria carriage. The car was an instant hit, outselling the Chevrolet by nearly 10 percent. The Crestliner continued for one more year, however.
The pillarless superstructure was styled by Gordon M. Buehrig, of Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg fame, who had come to Dearborn after leaving the Loewy team at Studebaker. All 1951 Fords sported a new dual-bullet grille and heavy chrome bumpers. This year Ford also added a new turn-key ignition. Front suspension is independent coil springs.
Documentation includes original owners manual and extensive documents on the vehicle; receipts, invoices and more.
Competition to this Victoria in 1951 included Chevys Bel-Air, Dodges Coronet, Hudsons Hornet, Kaisers Deluxe Club Coupe, Mercurys Sport Coupe, Nashs Ambassador Custom Club Coupe, Oldsmobiles 98 and Pontiacs Chieftain.
If you're seeking a classic look with a modern heart and other, newer touches, this might be the ride for you! Visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to see it for yourself!
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 31,414 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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