1951 ford crestliner side view

The 1950-1951 Ford Crestliner emerged to compete with the Chevy hardtops of the early 1950s.

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1950-1951 Ford Crestliner Specifications

The 1950-1951 Ford Crestliner was the result of a Ford company desperate to match Chevrolet's highly successful hardtop models of the postwar era. As the 1950-1951 Ford Crestliner specifications below indicate, Ford succeeded in producing a quality vehicle highly coveted by collectors day.


Engine: sidevalve V-8, 239.4 cid (3.19 × 3.75), 100 bhp

Transmissions: 1950-1951 3-speed manual; overdrive optional 1951 3-speed Ford-O-Matic optional

Suspension, front: independent, coil springs, tube shocks

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs, tube shocks

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 114.0

Weight (lbs): 3,050-3,065

Top speed (mph): 100

0-60 mph (sec): 14.0-16.0

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