Ford Crestline

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Ford Crestline
1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible.jpg
1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner
Overview
Manufacturer Ford
Model years 1952–1954[1]
Assembly United States [1]
Body and chassis
Class Full-size
Body style 4-door sedan [1]
2-door hardtop [1]
2-door convertible [1]
4-door station wagon [1]
Layout FR layout
Related Lincoln Capri
Mercury Monterey
Powertrain
Engine 223 CID L6 [1]
239 CID V8 [1]
Chronology
Predecessor none
Successor Ford Fairlane [1]

The Ford Crestline is an automobile which was produced by Ford in the United States for models years 1952 to 1954.[1]

1952[edit]

The Crestline was introduced as the top trim level of the 1952 Ford range, above the intermediate-level Customline and base level Mainline.[1] It was offered in Victoria, Sunliner and Ranch Wagon versions with 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible and 4-door station wagon body styles respectively.[2] Crestlines were offered only with a 239 CID "L-head" V8 engine.[1]

1953[edit]

The Crestline was updated with minor styling and trim changes for 1953.[1] It retained its position as the top trim level in the Ford range while body styles and engine availability also remained unchanged.[1]

1954[edit]

For 1954 the Crestline was again updated with minor styling and trim changes.[1] Fordor Sedan and Skyliner versions were added, the latter being a 2-door hardtop with a tinted transparent panel in the front section of the roof.[3] New 223 CID straight-six and 239 CID overhead valve V8 engines were offered.[1]

The Crestline was replaced by the Ford Fairlane in the 1955 Ford range.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q John Gunnell, Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946–1975, Revised 4th Edition, pages 390 to 393
  2. ^ Big 52 Ford (1952 US Ford sales brochure)
  3. ^ ’54 Ford (1954 US Ford sales brochure)