This 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner was refurbished and modified while under previous ownership, and it was recently acquired by the selling dealer. The car is finished in red over a white interior and is equipped with a replacement small-block V8 engine paired with an automatic transmission. Additional modifications include a dual exhaust system, a lowered ride height, a Continental kit, painted body trim, aftermarket gauges, air conditioning, and Alpine and Pioneer stereo components.
Finished from the factory in Glacier Blue (C), the body was refinished prior to the selling dealer's acquisition in red and is accented with pinstripes on the hood and fenders. Portions of the factory chrome body trim have been painted, and dual spotlights and non-functional chromed lake pipes have been added. Additional features include a black convertible top, a custom grille insert, rear fender skirts, dual mirrors, and Ford-branded tailpipe finishers.
Red-painted steel wheels wear chrome hubcaps and American Classic whitewall tires. A painted Continental spare wheel assembly is accented with chrome and mounted on the rear bumper. The suspension is lowered, and the car is equipped with power steering.
The cabin features twin bench seats upholstered in white vinyl, and matching door and kick panel treatments are contrasted by red carpeting. Controls for the air-conditioning system are mounted under the body-color dashboard, and further additions include a turn signal switch, a wheel spinner, a Hurst shifter, and an Alpine CD stereo linked to Pioneer speakers. The dashboard-mounted speaker grill is hand-signed by recording artist Chris Montez.
Replacement Dolphin gauges are recessed within the factory openings and feature a digital odometer indicating nearly 64 miles, with true mileage unknown.
The replacement V8 features a red-finished cylinder block and chrome treatments for the air cleaner housing, valve covers, and engine accessories. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission.
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- Chevy Small Block
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Crestline Sunliner
- Interior Color
- White & Red
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console