The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 241
1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner 'Glass Roof' Two-Door Hardtop
$35,750 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
130 hp, 239 cu. in. overhead-valve V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, ball-joint front suspension and leaf-spring rear suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115 in.
The Crestline Skyliner was introduced as a two-door pillarless hardtop with a green-tinted Plexiglas insert fitted in the roof directly over the front seat. The effect was panoramic motoring with a somewhat futuristic and technologically advanced twist. Finished in Sandstone White over Cadet Blue Metallic, this Ford is offered in excellent condition. The top is in near perfect condition, while the rest of the exterior paint, chrome, stainless trim, and glass all reflect the brilliance of a very nice restoration. Options and features include wide whitewall radials, fender skirts, a Continental kit with a spare, front and rear bumper guards, as well as a pushbutton radio and a three-speed with overdrive. The interior is color matched to the exterior with a fit and finish similar to new. The engine bay looks period correct with an upgraded four-barrel and Offenhauser finned aluminum valve covers. Overall, this is an excellent example that is in outstanding condition.