The clean-lined, slightly boxy Ford Crestliner was one of the cars that saved Ford Motor Company. As a competitive hardtop model of the postwar era, it was a quality vehicle highly coveted by collectors today. Get specs for this Ford classic.
Plain, unimposing, and dull, it was anachronistic even when new -- which is precisely why it fascinates today. For this was the first -- and so far only -- instance when a U.S. automaker dared resurrect one of its old models. See specs and pictures.
Ford styling from 1957 to 1959 produced cars that were both hailed as styling innovations and at the same time shunned as the ugliest cars of the decade. Read about Ford's styling changes throughout 1957-1959.
During the 1950s, exotic new body styles were the order of the day at Ford. Among them was the Ranchero, a novel car-pickup that was inspired at least in part by Ford's Australian "Ute." Learn the design and influence of the 1957-1959 Ford Ranchero.
Despite its good looks, the 1950 Ford Custom Crestliner was a slow seller. It was a trimmed-up Tudor with vinyl roof, sweeping two-tone paint treatment, rear fender skirts, and a luxury interior. Read about the 1950 the Ford Custom Crestliner.
The 1951-1956 Ford Consul and Zephyr might have been made in Britain, but their shape was pure Dearborn and their engineering was inspired by a project that General Motors had killed off in 1947. Learn about the 1951-1956 Ford Consul and Zephyr.
The era of the wood-bodied station wagon was just about over when Ford made an important change to its family hauler and renamed it the Ford Country Squire. Check out the 1950-1959 Ford Country Squires, some of the last of the wood-bodied wagons.
The 1955-1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria was the crowning gem of the bright two-tone and chrome era. One of the most imaginative cars of an imaginative decade, it took off for the heavens in looks -- but never in sales. Learn about this iconic car.
The 1958 Ford Del Rio sold only 12,687 units, making it a rare collectible today. It was originally introduced to compete with similar models from Chevrolet during a brief hey-day for two-door wagons. Read more about the Del Rio in this article.
The 1957-1958 Ford Fairlane 500 had a bigger body, more power and better suspension. They were not widely recognized among collectors until lately, so they are relatively scarce but still well worth searching for. Read more about this classic car.
The 1957-1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner was the world's first retractable hardtop-convertible. The Fairlane's stowaway steel roof made it a "dream car" for the masses. Read about the unique traits of this collectible car.
The 1951 Ford Custom Victoria was one of the best-looking 1949-1951 Fords and even outsold Chevy's Bel Air. The first Victoria used to be somewhat overlooked by collectors but in the last decade has become more desired. Read more about this classic car.