1954 was a successful year for Ford, as it introduced a host of new technology and styling advances. With their slogan 'More than ever, the standard for the American road,' Ford was intent on becoming the leader in the low-priced, entry-level market.
In 1954, Ford introduced their all-new, overhead-valve 'Y-block' V8 engine. The unit displaced 239-cubic inches and had a 7.8:1 compression ratio. Horsepower increased by nearly 25 percent than that of the old flathead, now producing 130 horsepower.
This Crestline Victoria Hardtop has a two-tone exterior and two-tone upholstery. There is an engine-tuned instrument panel, an AM radio and the Ford-O-Matic automatic gearbox.
In 2010, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $20,000-$30,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $16,500 including buyer's premium.