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RESERVE LOWERED-1951 "Shoebox" - Flathead V8 - Engine Runs

Make: Ford
Model: Other
SubModel: Custom
Type: 2 Door Sedan
Year: 1951
Mileage: 40
VIN: b1ch137xxx
Color: primer
Engine: Flathead V8 239
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 3 speed manual, rear wheel drive
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States

1951 Ford Other Additional Info:

I'm listing this one more time. I HAVE LOWERED THE RESERVE OVER $1200. If you have been watching this before please re-read the info below. During the past listing I have received questions and discovered new info on condition.

This is a fairly solid and complete 51 Ford Custom "Shoebox" 2 door sedan, Flathead V8 that has been off the road for a few years. I have just replaced the starter drive, installed new points, spark plugs and temporarily wired the engine only to start on 12 volt negative ground. The engine fires and runs as long as gasoline is fed into the carburetor. I did not use the gas tank as it probably needs cleaned. The oil in the engine is very clean. I did not hear any "knocks or rattles", did not let it run long. The transmission (standard 3 speed, no overdrive) appears to work in all gears and the clutch works. The car steers ok, the brakes do not work. Someone was restoring the car and installed tuck and roll upholstery on the seats and door panels and rear panels.The seats haveno holes or tears and are very strong and usable. There is no headliner. The window regulators work and the windows roll up and down. The passenger side door window glass is broken (the only one broken). The passenger side vent window have some "bubbles" in the safety glass and the windshield has a wiper scratch on the passenger side. The frame is solid and the trunk floor is very solid (see picture). I have "stomped" on the floors and they seem solid but the rubber floor mat is glued to the floor and I haven't seen under it. I don't see any holes from underneath the car. The body is straight with some rust in the rocker panels and the lower left front fender. Please look at the side views of the car and note the lighter "pink" areas. These areas appear to be a light skim coat of body filler often found over sandblasted metal. The car has some "donor" 14" wheels and tires but it does come with all the original 15" wheels and all the chrome (stainless) trim-- see pictures. The doors sag some and need new hinge pins and bushings (readily available at MAC's, etc.). the upper pin on the passenger door is broken. One set ofinterior door handles is missing. There is no key for the ignition or the doors. Please be advised that this is a project car and will need work (body, wiring, etc)to put it back on the road, but it has a head start with a running flathead V8 engine, transmission and a good start on the interior. This car also comes with a clear TN title.