Customline Fordor Sedan - Flathead 8 - Ford-O-Matic - Beautiful 2 Lane Cruiser!
Equipped with the optional Flathead 8 and Ford-O-Matic transmission, this cute Customline has radial tires and is ready for cruising! Mostly original car with the exception of one older repaint that presents very well. Excellent way to get into the hobby without breaking the bank. Updated aluminum radiator keeps her cool in the heat of summer and seller states she can run 60 mph all day long on the two lanes without using any oil. New battery in 2020. Sweet sounding dual exhaust with that awesome flathead rumble! First year for the body style! Financing/Shipping available, and we sell worldwide!
Ford introduced all-new models for 1952, beating rival Chevrolet to the punch by a full year. The Customline became the company's mid-market entry, and it featured a more modern style. Wraparound windshield, curved rear glass, a modified grille, and more ornamentation to break up the earlier "Shoebox" Ford's slab sides gave the new Customline a fresh look.
The Customline came standard with an overhead-valve six-cylinder that displaced 215 cid and made 101 hp.
An optional 239-cid L-head engine using a two-barrel carburetor was available, with this choice lending 110 hp to the driver. A three-speed manual transmission was standard, while overdrive and Ford-O-Matic were optional with either motor. Body styles included a club coupe, Tudor and Fordor sedans, and a four-door Country Sedan station wagon. The base price for a Customline in 1952 was in the neighborhood of $1,700. The Ford Customline was extremely popular, with nearly three million leaving assembly lines. Any Customline is relatively easy to maintain assuming rust and rot are kept in check. All in all, the car is an affordable way to experience a mainstream 1950s American car.