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.”
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