Lot 5002
1953 Ford Customline
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
VIN: B2BG11956 Mileage: 56,750 showing

With a 239 cubic inch Flat head V8 engine, a three-speed automatic transmission, and dual exhaust.

With a two tone repaint in the original Sea Foam Green, with the top and visor in Black. The interior was redone in gray tweed and velour seats, and a dark grey textured headliner. The dash, gauges, and painted panels appear original and unchanged or modified, with the exception of some switches installed under dash. In addition to the V8, other options would be driver controlled spotlight, electric clock, AM radio, heater, and full wheel covers. Additional accessories are rear fender skirts and a windshield visor. A continental kit was fabricated and installed by current owner, and includes the spare with a wheel cover.

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Owner a long time resident of North Carolina, with New York registration to transfer ownership.

A restoration was performed with an unknown timeframe. A garage kept example, this car drives very well and presents as nice with shiny paint and chrome. The interior is nicely appointed with some new surfaces, some of its originality intact. This car runs and drives as expected. The engine bay and chassis are remarkably clean with many new parts. The painted engine block could suggest that the engine was out and a rebuild was performed, with no documentation to confirm.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

Paint with few minor chips; showing evidence of rust and previous repairs beneath the paint in lower doors and front fenders; the chrome is flaking on a small section of rear bumper, with spots of light rust on front and rear bumpers; the spare tire cover is scraped; with an 8 volt battery installed on a 6 volt system, presumably to assist starting and make the lights brighter; some original parts of interior remain and bear age such as tops of doors, rear grab handles, and kick panels; see pics for evidence; the ignition works with key, however a toggle switch has been added to the ignition under the dash for starting; no other apparent concerns.