1958 Ford Custom 300 Series

The base trim level for the 1958 Ford vehicles was the Custom 300 Series. Body styles included a 2- and 4-door sedan and a 2-door business coupe. The base six-cylinder engine was a 223 cubic-inch unit offering 145 horsepower. For customers seeking more, Ford offered the 'Special' trim level which added additional chrome strip that was located just behind the door. The top-of-the-line 'Styletone' trim level added extra exterior striping with a gold anodized insert. Pricing began at just over $2,000 for the 2-door sedan. A total of 340,871 examples of the Custom 300 were built.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2018

Related Reading : Ford Custom Series History

The intermediate trim level Customline Series became the Custom series in 1957 and moved further down-market, and becoming Fords base trim level. They included chrome window moldings, one sun visor, and no horn - there was a horn button. The Custom Series was offered with either a six or eight cylinder engine with the Custom 300 Models being the top of the line trim for the Custom short-wheelbase....
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The Ford Customline was produced from 1952 through 1956. It was a model placed between the Mainline and the Crestline. The Customline was available with either a six or eight-cylinder engine. The three-speed manual gearbox was standard with the automatic unit offered as optional equipment.....
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1958 Custom 300 Series
$2,260-$18,600
1958 Ford Custom 300 Series Price Range: $1,980 - $2,260

$1,505 - $2,165
$2,475 - $3,140
$3,628 - $3,912

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Ford
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)1,525,404
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)1,476,031
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)1,338,790
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)1,439,370
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)1,450,953
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)987,945
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)1,676,449
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)1,408,478
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)1,451,157
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)1,165,942
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)1,247,542

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