1957 Ford Courier Sedan Heads to Auction With a Little Junk in the Trunk
If you needed to haul cargo back in the 1950s, the most obvious solution was to buy a truck. But say you didn't want a truck. Then, the next best thing was this 1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery. It was developed on the 1956 Ford sedan platform and saw use as a delivery vehicle and work vehicle. Not many were built with just 6,178 produced in 1957. Today, only about 20 of those examples are still in existence since most were used hard and had little perceived value. Those factors make this one a truly rare classic. RELATED: See Photos of the 1940 Ford Deluxe Sedan Delivery
It's in beautiful condition with a body-off restoration from Jerry Miller Classic Cars & Restoration out of Arkansas. A 212-horsepower, 292 cubic inch Y-block V8 was paired to a Ford-O-Matic 3-speed transmission during the restoration process. It replaced a more economical-for-the-time Mileage Maker 6-cylinder that offered weak performance.
According to Silodrome, this model year marks the use of a new tailgate; it lifts up and rests raised on a brace on the left-hand side with a flatbed that served owners well for both work and more relaxing pursuits. Your chance to own this gem happens later this summer when it goes up for auction through RM Sotheby's on July 30.
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