1954 Ford Crestline Victoria V8 w/ Kompak Trailer
Offer Accepted
Final Offer: $37,500
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Deal Tank Offer Accepted
1 bid, 17 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1954
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Crestline
  • VIN: U4DV113936
  • Mileage: 61,520mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Coral
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Troy, Montana
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0033007-DT

The Ford Crestline was produced between 1952 and 1954 as Ford’s top-trim model and was offered in several body styles. This 1954 example is a two-door Victoria version featuring a 239ci Flathead V8, the largest engine option available. The car was restored in its original Coral and White color combination prior to the current owner’s purchase in 2000 and was paired with a rare Kompak camper trailer that was restored to match in 2018. An eye-catching representation of American motoring history, this Ford Crestline trailer combo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Montana.

The Crestline received minor styling and trim updates for its final model year in 1954. This example was fully restored under prior ownership in its original combination of Coral (NM) paint with a contrasting white roof. It features a chrome grille, bumpers, and body moldings as well as polished windowsills with “Victoria” script, dual polished mirrors, removable rear wheel covers, a fender-mounted antenna, and V8 badges on the front fenders. It rides on 15” wheels with chrome-three spoke hubcaps, coral accents stripes, and whitewall tires. The accompanying Kompak trailer was restored in a matching theme and is said to be one of only 6 surviving examples out of the 16 produced in total.

The cabin features bench seats trimmed in Coral and White upholstery with contrast piping and matching door panels. A white two-spoke steering wheel is mounted ahead of a white-painted dashboard with an engine-turned aluminum fascia, a vintage radio, a locking glovebox, and a 110 MPH speedometer. The Kompak trailer is lined with carpeting and includes an integrated top-mounted fishing boat, a canvas tent cover, opening side windows, a forward storage compartment, and a rear kitchenette with a period Coleman stove, cooler jug, and ice box.

Power comes from a 239ci Ford V8 small block engine which is believed to be original to the car. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 3-speed manual transmission. The seller indicates there are no outstanding service items at this time.

This sale will include a clean title for the car and trailer. 

The seller would like you to know:This is truly a rare opportunity to acquire not only one but, two pieces of American automobile/transportation history. There is no other combination like this anywhere on the planet. The Kompak trailer is reportedly one of 16 produced and one of only 6 known to have survived. These trailers were manufactured in Oregon. Look carefully and you'll see that the top of the trailer is actually a small fishing boat! The boat rolls off the back of the trailer and a canvas tent then covers the trailer while camping. The kitchenette comes stocked with period correct Coleman Stove and cooler jug and is equipped with an ice box. How cool would it be to show up at a car show with this rig? Please note: The Ford Crestliner and trailer are in Troy Montana, about a 2+ hour drive from Spokane, WA. Titles are clean and clear on both.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $37,500
  • Auction End: 2023-08-21 03:49:37+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 1
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  • Offer from carguru101 3 months, 1 weekago

    Sold for $37,500

  • $37,500 offer from carguru101 3 months, 1 weekago

    Offer in the amount of $37,500

  • Stadika 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $31,500

  • Stadika 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • CaseyShelby 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • ktswenson 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,750

  • CaseyShelby 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,800

  • ktswenson 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • CaseyShelby 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,500

  • Kevinfonz (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    What a cool combo - wish I had the garage space!

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    I was able to confirm that the trailer does not have brakes. Not uncommon for anything of this vintage. Remember, back in the day, people relied on good judgment and driving decisions made by good common sense. :)

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Miniracer1275 it stops just fine, the trailer weighs very little. Not sure about trailer brakes as I never had the trailer behind me. Back in the day , we adjusted our driving style to accommodate what you were driving. :)

  • Miniracer1275 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Must be fun trying to stop with non power assisted drum brakes. Does the trailer have brakes?

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Look carefully, the top of the trailer is a small fishing boat !😁

  • ktswenson 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    @skyboltone .... Yes, I noticed that in the text as well but, unfortunately not until after 5pm Friday in New York. I've sent a email and asked for that correction, thanks ! KIDS these days ! :)

  • skyboltone 3 months, 3 weeksago

    I don't know too much about the evolution of Ford Flatheads but why would this engine require rocker arm covers if the valves were not overhead? This is a very nice restoration of two period pieces from my mispent youth but I thought I could still recognize a flathead when I saw one. Nice car.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 3 months, 3 weeksago

    Welcome to the auction. I was called by the lovely owner of this uber rare combination a few months ago and took the drive up to Troy Montana to have a look. I am pretty confdent in saying there is nothing like it anywhere else on the planet. I was a little crunched on time but, tried to capture the essence of the car and trailer as best I could. I just think this combo is cool as hell and would gladly show these at any car show or event, you are almost assured to be the most popular attraction ! Good bidding !

1954 Ford Crestline Victoria V8 w/ Kompak Trailer
Final offer: $37,500 Offer Accepted
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