In 1955 Ray Croc introduces the US to Mc Donalds, the Lockhead U2 takes to the skies and the Disney World Opens in California. Meanwhile, Ford was forging ahead with building cars in the USA, Europe, and Australia. With the popular models, The Fairlane, The Mainline, The Thunder Bird and the Customline.
This Ford Model was built in the US and Australia from 1952 to 1956 in an arrangement of body types from a 2 Door Coupe to a Stationwagen, but our Customline is the 4 Door Continental and in the Second Generation of the of range.
This beautiful Saloon isn’t only good to look at with its stately presence, it is super smooth, yes, we said Smooth, once you turn the key this 272 Cubic Inch V8 idles like a Swiss Watch, that is hard to tell is running. Select 1st gear by pulling the column shift down towards you and release the clutch and feel this 1950s masterpiece glide away with a sweet beat of the torquey V8 pulling you along. With a shift to 2nd and then 3rd you are motoring happily along a town speeds, and for those days in the Motorway by pushing the overdrive selector on the dash you drop the revs, and she purrs along at 70Mph all day.
Naturally, you are in a 50s car where comfort is key and the whole family can enjoy the cruise. The 2 red and white bench seats are like large sofas and the suspension is plush like a magic carpet ride. The Dash is very unique in its own right with the speedo numbers almost floating in the gauge. The Continental base of this Saloon made sure that you weren’t ever stranded without a spare wheel which stands proud of the boot and large rear bumper.
This Stately Lady with her refined quiet V8 and luxury interior is looking for a connoisseur of Classic American/Australian art on wheels
Give us a ring, book a viewing, and see if this one is up your street.
Interesting trade-ins will be considered.
Location – Johannesburg
Marc : 082 322 9784
Shane : 076 943 5579
Landline : 076 099 9051