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1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible 1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $30,800
1954 Ford Crestline Victoria Hardtop 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria Hardtop
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Auction Results January, 2008 $21,500
1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible 1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $21,500

1954 Ford

The arrival of the 1954 Ford models marked the end of the long-running and beloved flathead V8 engine. Its replacement was the modern, overhead-valve "Y-block", so called by virtue of its deep crankcase design, and while it also displaced 239 cubic inches, the new engine produced 20 more horsepower in its basic form. The Y-block, which was enlarged and further developed over the years, helped Ford overtake archrival Chevrolet in sales for 1954, and continued to power Ford's passenger cars until 1962.

Styling for 1954 continued the lines of the wider, lower 1952 body redesign with very few changes. Mechanically, Ford models adopted a ball-joint front suspension, which greatly improved ride and handling. Meanwhile, the basic Ford chassis was carefully refined with a wheelbase length that increased by just one-half inch. The appropriately named Crestline Sunliner Convertible topped the Ford model line in 1954, with a starting price of just $2,164 with a six-cylinder engine. The V8 engine option added just $77 to the purchase price and greatly improved drivability and performance.

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