1954 Ford Crestline

Skyliner. Completely restored and rare.

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Mileage 
    94 130 mi / 151 488 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Sunroof
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    ALBI340
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    White
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

In 1954, Ford added a new niche model to the top-of-the-line Crestline series : the Skyliner. The car had a glass roof section over the front seats, made of blue-green tinted acrylic and letting a diffused yet filtered light through. Ford claimed that 60% of the sunrays were filtered out. The Skyliner offered a very light interior, with a soft green glow : the perfect car for the drive-in cinema, and a a great view of the future's past, developed in an era obsessed with Jet Age design features. The Skyliner was only in production for one year, and in total 13.144 examples were sold.

This example is completely restored, and finished in a typical fifties colour combination of light blue metallic with a cream roof. The same colours are applied in the beautiful interior, which suits this Ford really well. The powerful V8 engine in combination with the 3-speed Ford-o-Matic gearbox offers good performance and a delicious soundtrack. A Ford Crestline is a stylish 4-seater, and it was very advanced saloon car in the fifties equipped with power steering, power brakes and a smooth automatic gearbox. These cars are rare to find - even in the USA - and this is one of the very few examples imported in Europe.

This car looks like it came straight out of the movie "Grease", and it attracts admiring comments everywhere. If you live "vintage", then this is the car that fits your lifestyle.