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#1242 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [isellhondas]
May 08, 2011 (4:45 pm)
Wasn't the Crestliner just sort of a place holder because that chassis couldn't be converted to meet the new hardtop coupes from GM and then Chrysler? IIRC it wasn't much of a seller either. so I could see how it might be worth some money today. I always though the subsequent 52-54 Ford's were decent lookers for their day.
#1243 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [berri]
May 08, 2011 (4:57 pm)
You're correct regarding the Crestliner, and I agree with you on the '52-54s.
#1244 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [hpmctorque]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 08, 2011 (7:21 pm)
A 50s Crestliner today, in "fair" condition, but solid, complete, unrusted, running....should be worth about $8500. As a nice clean #3 driver, about $17K and as a very sharp #2, north of $30K. The buyer pool for this type of car may be shrinking fast, however.
#1245 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (3:59 am)
"The buyer pool for this type of car may be shrinking fast, however"
A agree, as people who can remember the Crestliner dwindle. As for me, I remember it, but wouldn't buy one at those prices. I'd enjoy seeing one at a car show, though.
#1246 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [hpmctorque]
May 09, 2011 (5:24 am)
My Dad's first car was a black 1950 Ford coupe, but it wasn't a Crestliner.
#1248 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [isellhondas]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2011 (8:07 am)
Sort of an odd-looking thing, isn't it.
#1249 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [isellhondas]
May 09, 2011 (8:08 am)
That's indeed a nice one.
Totally different, but that two-tone reminds me of a deep maroon and black New Beetle in the showroom of a local VW dealer. It really looked sharp. Color(s) can make such a difference!
#1250 of 1262 Re: First vinyl top... [hpmctorque]
May 09, 2011 (8:09 am)
Yes, my town was a Chevy town. A few guys had Fords but they were far from cool. Convertables were laughed at and Chrysler products were few and far between. Even today a lot of the old "Cholos" remain and it's not uncommon to hear the sweet sound of a split manifold on an old Chevy six.
1948-1954 Chevys were probably the most desired and the town is still full of them.
#1251 of 1262 Re: Speaking of Crestliners... [Mr_Shiftright]
May 09, 2011 (8:11 am)
Yeah, they were odd. did you watch that short video? I was trying to decide if that interior fabric was original. It appeared to have a black vinyl headliner and I don't think it came like that but I can't say for sure.