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Lot 48
1950 Ford Crestliner Street Rod
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

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CHASSIS NO: H0LU170528

• Impeccable custom body and paint work
• Flathead Ford V-8 is bored and stroked with Offy intake and heads
• Impressive custom chrome bumpers integrated from several classic marques
• A full custom that is ready to enjoy


Ford Flathead V-8 engine, 145 HP, three-speed manual transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, rear leaf springs, power disc brakes; wheelbase: 114”


The Crestliner was introduced as a brand-new dream car, called by Ford the “new star of the highway.” It was Ford’s first all-new post-war offering, positioned as their top-of-the-line, and set on a midsize 114-inch wheelbase chassis and weighing 3,050 pounds. The beautiful lines were based on the Tudor coupe, enhanced with elaborate trim that made it a favorite for customizers in the ‘50s. Starting under the hood, this ’49 Ford Flathead is bored .30 over with a mild race cam and twin Holley carbs feeding an Offenhauser intake. Polished heads, plenty of chrome, and a chromed dual exhaust with headers finish the look. It’s backed by a ’50 Ford three-speed manual transmission, and all of the engine bay and underside surfaces are beautifully finished in DuPont Burgundy paint.

Step inside, and the red and cream custom upholstery is in fine condition, and complements the very cool Crestliner dash perfectly, with the custom Lecarra steering wheel and chrome column matching flawlessly. It’s a great ‘50’s look throughout, finished with the extensive smoothing, narrowing, and customizing of all the bodywork. The incredible custom bumper up front uses elements of Ford, Chevy, and other classics to create a truly unique presence, and that theme is continued out back as well. With a chopped top, custom show chrome from many ‘50’s icons, and everything expertly smoothed and finished, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind showpiece that allows all the original cool of the Crestliner to still shine through.

Today, a stock Crestliner's paint and trim reminds us of a mass-produced hot rod and the bold styling of the era. The bright colors, rear-wheel covers, and unique side trim are features usually only seen on prewar coachbuilt cars, but with impressive custom bodywork, lovely paint, and impeccable chrome, this Crestliner stands at the crossroads of the ‘40s and ‘50s, ready to show off on the street or at your favorite car show. Take advantage of the classic custom look and the extra power that this standout Crestliner brings every time you turn the key.

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