1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Coupe

Price: US $28,900.00 Item location: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Other
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: coupe
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 53893
  • VIN: B1LB109917
  • Color: Hawaiian Bronze Metallic
  • Engine size: 3.9L 3924CC 239Cu. In. V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Two-Tone Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1951 Ford Other


Post-War Classic in Beautiful Driving Condition

Incredible Paint and Body

Lovely Interior Appointments

$20,000 Invested in Restoration Work

You're looking at an extraordinary 1951 Ford Custom Club Coupe with the desirable flathead V8 showing 53,893 miles on the odometer. Incredibly well-mannered on the road, riginal in every respect with arrow-straight smooth, ound bodylines and subtle touches of chrome.This ’51 Ford Custom Club Coupe is a spectacular example of post-war craftsmanship at its prime.The quiet and reliable 239 cubic-inch V8 offers the kind of performance one would expect on the highway or in the city.You must come and drive this quality classic to fully appreciate how it drives and rides.

Like all post-war classics, his car features an in-cab engine choke within driver’s reach for those winter rides, throw-back to asimpler time in life. Once underway, he driver and passengers have plenty of legroom and travel in total comfort.

With nearly $20,000 wisely invested (itemized receipts available) in service and restoration work in 2015 alone, his ‘51 Ford “shoebox” is ready for a new loving home. Add to that, he paint is fantastic and the interior is show ready.

To the best of our knowledge VIN B1LB109917 was painted in a luxurious Hawaiian Bronze Metallicwith complementing interior and upholstery colors. Even the engine and diff cover were dressed in shades of the exterior color. As noted, he interior and upholstery work is flawless, nd that’s just for starters! Just check out the cool Fifties whitewalls. The factory “Magic Air” system, hich was state-of-the-art at the time, orks and the car comes with several original factory manuals.

Here’s a short list of the service and restoration work completed in 2015:

  • Fuel tank replaced, ncluding all rubber and metal lines as well as carburetor.
  • Fuel pump and fuel filter replaced as well as sending unit and associated parts.
  • Radiator replaced with new four row unit.
  • Water pump replaced as well as thermostat and associated factory correct hoses.
  • Complete brake system restored or replaced, ncluding new master cylinder, heel cylinders, lates and shoes.
  • Replaced and/or restored differential carrier assembly, xles, eals and bearings.
  • Driver door glass replaced and mechanicals repaired to factory correct condition.
  • Engine removed and completely rebuilt to recommended specs.
  • Associated engine parts like ignition rotor, istributor cap, lugs, ain bears, od bearings, iming chain, -belt and oil pump werereplaced.
  • All fluid systems were cleaned and refilled.
It would be a challenge to find a single area on the ’51 Ford that wasn’t inspected, erviced or restored. Consider this a super rare shoebox that would look great in the garage of a true aficionado.

Thanks to the expert work of Family Service Center in San Juan Capistrano, he ’51 now drives and handles like new again. It starts without hesitation, nd drives without any rattles or odd noises. There is absolutely no engine overheating issues and all the interior gauges function, ncluding the turn signals and the original AM radio.

This ’51 Ford Custom coupe is ready to win some awards, r set for a drive in the country with the same confidence buyers discovered when the car rolled off the assembled line and into showrooms.

The door panels, lectrical system, ruck area and everything about this car is first-rate, o expense spared to bring it back to like-new condition.

Decoded '51 Ford

VIN: B1LB109917

B = V8
1 = 1951 Model Year
LB = Long Beach, A assembly plant
109917–Ford started each assembly plant off at 100001 for each model year. Ignoring the first 1, our car was the 9,917th car assembled in that plant that year. 9,917 matches to a car assembled early in the model year. See assembly date below.

CODES: 72B K F 26A 196 taken off of firewall.

72B = Custom Deluxe Club Coupe
K = Paint Code for Hawaiian Bronze Metallic.
F = Interior Code for Custom Broadcloth Two-Tone Brown (M5085Z). The current upholstery is period correct, ut probably not original.The two-tone with leather is more proper for a Victoria or a Crestliner.
26A = 26 is day of the month and A is code for January. So this car was assembled on 26 January 1951. This matches to the low assembly sequence number
196 = The meaning of this number is in dispute. It could be (consensus opinion) the 196th car assembled in that plant that day. It could also be a boy body number or an assigned dealer number.

Thecar has a full-horn ring and codes stamped into the cowl are which are both consistent with a car produced before mid-year. The circle on the speed indicator isred.

CONTACT: For additional information call Marc at (949) 922-1006. BlueChip Motorcars at (949) 496-3000. Log onto www.BlueChipMotorcars.com, r visit BlueChip Motorcars in San Juan Capistrano, alifornia.


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It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify that all of the seller’s information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

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No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely.

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