Old Fashioned Custom Ford Crown Vic Top This Week’s AutoHunter Picks



This week’s AutoHunter highlights include a mixed bag, focused on a fully custom creation, street rod, muscle car, low mileage sports car, luxury 70s coupe, and replica car. Porsche racing.

1956 Ford Crown Victoria Custom

Some skilled customizers have put a lot of time, effort and imagination into modifying this vintage Ford into a stunning centerpiece ready for the auto show circuit.

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The unique two-door has been finished in 2-tone Deep Purple Metallic and Pearl White with a matching interior. Power is provided by a Y-block 292cid V8 with an automatic transmission.

The bodywork features a nose and bridge hood, shaved door handles, shaved tail fins and generous light work for the tubular grille, window sill trims, double French antennas and slicked bumpers. “, according to the description of the seller. Additional custom touches include white taillight lenses and hand-drawn engraving on the bumpers.

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“A continental kit has been added to the rear with a pop-up access for refueling, and the two polished tailpipes are located under the bumper.”

All in all, a showy blend of ingredients that, while purple, wouldn’t suit a shrinking purple.

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1934 Ford street rod

Here’s another custom Ford but a whole different kind, a fiberglass hot rod with a big block 540cid V8 that’s ready to dust off all comers.

Constructed from a Gibbons fiberglass body that mimics the ’34 Ford, this garish yellow zonker with a fiery flame interior has all the elements for cruising pleasure or drag-strip action. The classic design speaks of a happy era of hand-built performance cars.

“The Big Block Chevrolet 540ci Dart Big M is a build by Motor Machines Super Shop and received custom manifolds, Hilborn electronic fuel injection and hydraulic roller camshaft,” the seller said. “Power, which is said to be in the range of 700 hp, is sent to the rear wheels via a 3-speed Turbo 400 automatic transmission with Gear Vendor overdrive and a Ford 9” rear end.

It would be such a cool machine to hurtle down the avenue on the evening of a cruise.

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1959 Porsche 718 RSK replica

While we’re on that fiberglass kick, how about a nice replica of one of the greatest mid-century ‘giant slayer’ racing cars?

Built by Thunder Ranch of El Cajon, Calif., The Porsche replica is mounted on a specially modified TR550 space frame with coil springs and power delivered by a tuned 1.5-liter Volkswagen engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. . The replica is painted in Burgundy Metallic with gold Porsche emblems and a beige interior.

While the original 718 RSK, released in 1958, was a formidable racing car that managed to beat bigger and more powerful competitors, this replica is designed as a sporty roadster ready for road riding.

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1965 Ford Mustang fastback

This is another beautiful Mustang offered on AutoHunter, restored and painted in bright red with GT-style white stripes, a black bucket seat interior, a functional hood intake in the front and dual exhaust tips. chrome at the rear.

“This 1965 Ford Mustang fastback harnesses the power of a rebuilt 289ci V8 featuring Holley Sniper electronic fuel injection, all-new wiring and a 5-speed T5 manual transmission with hydraulic clutch,” notes seller. The restoration checklist incorporated custom touches inside, including an Ididit wood-rimmed steering wheel and a digital touchscreen display showing engine speed, coolant temperature and other vital information. on the vehicle. “

Overall it looks and feels like a pony car that was done well.

Autohunter, old-fashioned custom Ford Crown Vic tops this week's AutoHunter picks, ClassicCars.com Journal

1981 Chevrolet Corvette T-Top Coupe

With only 37,000 miles driven since its origin, this Vette is a beige colored car with a 350cid V8 and a 4-speed manual transmission. The 3-owner sports car is essentially in its original condition, with the exception of some repainted paint on the front and rear bumpers, and it looks really good.

“The 350cid V8 features a chrome air filter, Edelbrock intake, performance heads and upgraded components for the timing chain, water pump and radiator,” the seller said, adding that the car comes with “many maintenance records”.

The coupe is fitted with removable glass T-tops, a ducktail spoiler and Super Turbo mufflers.

Interestingly, the speedometer provides a reference to those tough times of fuel uncertainty and early emissions checks: the numbers only go up to 85 mph.

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1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV

This seems to be my go-to method of wrapping up AutoHunter’s picks lately, with a giant luxury car from the 1970s. Last time it was a Cadillac Eldorado from the same era.

In fact, the Mark IV brings back some funny memories. When my future wife and I were dating her dad had one in red with a white vinyl top and white leather interior. Quite chic in terms of ’70s kitsch, and loved driving there as we often did. My own car was a small econobox.

This Mark, offered without reservation, has its original Maize Yellow paint with white Comfort Lounge leather seats for a comfortable cruise on the boulevard. It’s powered by a massive 460cid V8 and a 3-speed automatic, and the seller says there are only 60,000 miles on the powertrain. Not clear on the rest of the car, although it looks like a preserved original in the photos with the listing.

The Lincoln is a 2-door hardtop, what marketers of the day called a “personal luxury car”. Some of the luxury features include a Cartier clock, automatic climate control, and woodgrain trim. The covered headlights and the false bulge of the spare tire at the rear add to its dramatic style.


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