Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible
The 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible pictured here is one of 40,861 produced during the model year. It is finished in Code M Coral Flame with a matching red and black interior. The upholstery has a presentable fit and finish with hardly a blemish to be found. The 239 V-8 still looks great since the restoration, as the engine bay is quite clean. Likewise, the trunk compartment has been restored with a proper jack, spare tire, and rubber mat. Features and options include a three-speed column-shift transmission, power top, AM radio, dash mounted clock, Magic-Aire heater/defroster, wide whitewall radial tires, and fender skirts. Just over 34,000 miles show on the odometer and, while not documented, its condition indicates that they may be original.
Part of the RM Auctions event for Charlie Thomas in October, 2012.
110 hp, 239 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission, coil spring front suspension, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with live axle, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel