1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop Professionally restored exterior in Sea Island Green over Greenbrier Opalescent Green (code FG)All-original interior done in Green Bedford Cord (code AA)239 CID Flathead V-8 engineFord-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission and 3.31 gearingAmber fog lightsExterior sun visorRear fender skirtsMagic-Air under dash heaterDrivers side front spotlightOver-rider front and rear bumper guards Fords first pillarless two-door hardtop was the Victoria. This example has been professionally restored and has Fords first automatic transmission, the Ford-O-Matic. This fine Vicky comes from a Colorado Consignor who has lovingly cared for the car since 2013, 6 years. He decided to thin out his herd and entrusted us to sell 4 of his cars. Built at Fords Somerville, Massachusetts factory on August 3, 1951, this Victoria is finished in Sea Island Green over Greenbrier Opalescent Green (code FG) and is one of 110,286 Victorias made in 1951. The paint and trim are in overall very good order. The bodywork is straight and the engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery appears newer and the chrome bumpers with their over-rider front and rear bumper guards shine brilliantly. This Ford rolls on Remington Cushion-Aire wide whitewall tires, size G78-15 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel topped by with factory wheel covers. The wheels and tires are in good, original order. Under the hood is Fords 239 CID Flathead V-8, backed by the previously mentioned Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission and 3.31:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include amber fog lights, an exterior sun visor, rear fender skirts and a drivers side front spotlight. Inside, the original green Bedford Cord (code AA) is in overall very good order. The front and rear bench seats are in fantastic shape, considering their age, while the corresponding carpet is in very good order. The headliner appears nearly flawless while the two-spoke steering wheel with its horn bar is in very fine condition. The green metal instrument panel and inner door panels are in very good condition while the shifter is in good, original order. Rounding out the interior are a pushbutton AM radio and a Magic-Air under dash heater. While they shared body panels with the 1949 and 1950 Ford, the 51's had small trim changes that made a big difference - the horizontal grill bar now featured a smaller spinner at either end, the taillight lenses featured a new design and the rear license plate cover had a different shape. Inside, a completely different dashboard was installed that grouped the instruments directly in front of the driver. The 1951 Fords featured an optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission for the first time. Ford finally answered the Chevrolet Bel-Air and Plymouth Belvedere charge with the Victoria hardtop in 1951, borrowing the term from the victoria carriage. The car was an instant hit, outselling the Bel-Air by nearly 10 percent. The Crestliner continued for one more year, however. All 1951 Fords sported a new "dual-bullet" grille and heavy chrome bumpers. This year Ford also added a new "turn-key" ignition. Front suspension is independent coil springs. Competition to this Ford in 1951 included Chevrolets Bel-Air, Hudsons Custom Commodore, Kaisers Deluxe Club Coupe, Nashs Statesman, Plymouths Belvedere and Pontiacs Chieftain 8 DeLuxe Catalina. Ford Victorias are a compelling alternative to their competitors from the low-priced three, particularly against the Chevrolet Bel-Air, even though the Victoria arrived after the Bel-Air and Belvedere. Ford or 50s collectors, if you want an early 50s Detroit classic thats not a Chevrolet but is Fords first pillarless hardtop, you should stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to look over this 51 Victoria. VIN: B1SP142727 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 11,108 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.