1951 FORD VICTORIA
The 1949-51 Ford was an American automobile produced by Ford. It was the first all-new automobile design introduced by the Big Three after World War II, civilian production having been suspended during the war, and the 1946-1948 models from Ford, GM, and Chrysler being updates of their pre-war models.
Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford" for its slab-sided design, the 1949-51 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders and more . The design would continue through the 1951 model year.
Why Is This Car Special
The 1951 Ford Victoria like the one we have at Skyway Classics featured an optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission for the first time. Ford finally answered the Chevrolet Bel Air and Plymouth Belvedere charge with the Victoria hardtop in 1951, borrowing the term from the victoria carriage.
The car was an instant hit, outselling the Chevrolet by nearly 10%. All 1951 Fords sported a new "dual-bullet" grille and heavy chrome bumpers. This year Ford also added a new "turn-key" ignition.Front suspension is independent coil springs. Head room was 36.1 inches.
Under the hood of this Ford you will find what is the essence of all hot rods, an engine replacement consisting of a modified 302 cubic inch motor backed by an automatic transmission with the shifter on the column.
The engine has many performance add-ones like a Holley carb, a blue paint scheme from the engine to the 302 valve covers to the open air cleaner, performance chrome alternator and coil, modified electronics and distributor, large aftermarket radiator, and of course air conditioning.
The exhaust gasses flow smoothly out the side with side pipe cutouts and to the back of performance mufflers and dual chrome exhaust tips. To complete the running package the 51 has original style wheels/hubcaps with wide white wall tires.
The interior of our Ford is covered in a tri-color pattern of high quality new but stock appearing grey-black/white piping. The split bench seat is very comfortable and both it and the rear are finished out in the two tone cloth.
The dash of the car has just as stock of an appearance with all of the original style knobs, switches, gauges, etc. It even has dual outside spotlights with shift knob like handles to move them.
This 51 is becoming arguably one of the most favored among vintage car builders and customizers. Our Vicky is all Black which is the perfect combination with all that chrome. The body was completely restored and painted and all the front to rear correct Victoria trim is there.
A nice addition to our Vicky is the front “louvered hood” and the rear “Continental“ spare tire on bumper. It really attracts a lot of looks to this car when people see it both from the front and from behind.
The 1951 Ford Victoria like we have at Skyway Classics is one like Ford released that was their response to the Bel Air. It is packed with all the luxuries, additional trim, and a different grill that made these cars were king of their time. And ours has all the great additions to the power, handling, and looks to make it the King of our time right now.
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