1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
The Ford Crestline model had several versions of the car depending on what your preferences were. The Sunliner was a convertible, the Fodor was a 4 door sedan with extra chrome trim, the Skyliner which had an open rooftop which was retractable, and was referred to as a basket handle design.
The beneficiary of a 4-1/2 year full frame off restoration completed in 1994, this Sunliner has gone on to win accolades such as First Junior @ Hershey, 1st Senior @ Hershey, 1st place at Cherry Hill, New Jersey Grand National, 17 preservation awards, as well as numerous Best of Shows, and People's choice awards throughout Central Pennsylvania.
With Snowshoe White to the trim spear at the belt line, then Seasprite Green below, highlighted by chromed rocker covers, nicely preserved bumpers, and tasteful chrome topped fins, this car is in overall very good condition. With its round “Thunderbird-esque” taillights donning pointed backup lights above mounted into the fins, we are dripping with midcentury modern styling, and the nice paint is backing it up. If you are still not convinced, the jet age hood ornament will put you right over the edge. Wide whites with the Seasprite Green steel rims, and Ford shield chromed caps are seen on all 4 corners. A nice tan convertible top is above all this 50's styling and moves up and down with ease. When it is down, a Seasprite Matching boot is there to cover it, and really sets this car off!
Moving inside the Snowshoe and Seasprite continue with the latter on the dash top, door panels in horizontal tuck and roll, and center tuck and roll panels on split buckets up front, and a rear bench. The Snowshoe is seen on the bolsters, and front of dashboard which houses the pristine instruments, as well as the steering wheel which is very nice. Dark Green carpet floods the floor, and in extremely good condition. A shout out to the trunk which houses the spare tire in matching Seasprite Green steel center, and square plaid vinyl trunk liner which looks like new.
Opening the hood, we are met with a showroom looking engine bay with a 272ci 4-barrel V8 sitting in the center. Out behind this is a Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission. All details to originality are there as even the See Clear windshield washer bag is correct and like new! Electrical system has been converted to 12 Volt however radio remains 6 volt.
A look underneath, and you will be amazed how clean it is. Literally looks like factory, with nary a drop of water spotting, rust or unsightly repairs. I guess that's why they call it frame off?
A so-called trailer queen due to the findings overall, but especially the condition of the undercarriage. Plenty of attention paid to all details of the original car, and great efforts to restore all surfaces as such. A snazzy color combination, small fins, and we are headed to the local drive in to pick up some trophies and grab a bite too. Hang the tray and let's eat.
U-272 CUI V8 2BBL
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
229893-Sequential Unit Number
COLOR D-Waterfall Blue
TRIM AY-Medium Blue & Light Blue
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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