1954 Ford Sunliner Convertible 239 V8 RARE Demonstrator Hood 1 of 1500 Frame OFF
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Sunliner
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1954
- Mileage: 20,839
- VIN: U4FC201897
- Color: Red
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1954 Ford Other Sunliner
Multiple Concours Winner
Top of the Line Example of Ford's Crestline Model
First-Year Y-Block 239 V8
Day and Night Demonstrator Hood & Full Continental Kit
Exceptionally Maintained Nut-and-Bolt Restoration
Rarely Seen Model Ideal for Shows, ours, nd CCCA Events
The arrival of the 1954 Ford models marked the end of the long-running and beloved flathead V8 engine. Its replacement was the modern, verhead-valve "Y-block". The appropriately named Crestline Sunliner Convertible topped the Ford model line in 1954. A luxurious Continental Kit was an optional accessory, nd a handful of dealer demonstrators were even equipped with a Demonstrator Hood to showcase the new 239-ci overhead-cam V8. This is one of 1500 made with this hood.
A former show winner and excellent touring candidate, his particular example would be considered the creme de la creme among Crestlines, nd comes fully outfitted with all of the desired period options. In years past it was the recipient of a nut-and-bolt restoration in red paintwork over red and white naugahyde upholstery, hite top and bright chrome throughout. Under the hood, ll of the finishes are proper to the original factory appearance, ncluding the hoses, lamps, s well as the Ford special oil bath air cleaner, he external fitted oil filter, tc..The overall appearance and mechanical prowess is of a beautifully maintained driver or casual show car. In addition, he Ford is well accessorized with an AM radio, lock, eater, ower top, ear fender skirts, ide whitewall tires, ull continental kit with swing away tire, nd extremely rare Day and Night Demonstrator Hood. The Sunliner is complete with original Owner's Manual, ack, rench and spare, eriod license plate and restoration photographs in a nice 3-ring binder.
This car runs and drives very well.It has a column shifted automatic transmission which shifts as it should.It appears to have had its extensive frame off restoration around 2000, nd it has held up exceptionally well.The radio is not functional.The chrome and trim is in show quality condition.I have pointed out a couple minor paint blemishes the size of the quarter and a little smaller than a half dollar. There is a chip in the middle of the driver door the size of a dime that has been brush touched. They are very hard to notice. Please feel free to ask any questions and check out all 100 photos before bidding.Thank you and good luck!