Poll: Which Ford? (...
 
Notifications
Clear all
Poll results: '52, '52 or '53 Ford?
Voter(s): 22
Poll is closed Feb 18, 2022
'51 Ford  -  votes: 8 / 36.4%
8
36.4%
'52 Ford  -  votes: 3 / 13.6%
3
13.6%
'53 Ford  -  votes: 8 / 36.4%
8
36.4%
Tie  -  votes: 2 / 9.1%
2
9.1%
Sorry, no interest in this selection.  -  votes: 1 / 4.5%
1
4.5%

Poll: Which Ford? (2/4/2022)

14 Posts
10 Users
32 Likes
651 Views
John Bono
(@sizedoesmatter)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 2555
Topic starter  

'51, '52 or '53 Ford?

Be sure to make your selection.

Of course, please “Reply” to share your comments.

Best yet please rank them.

Click on the picture to enlarge the image.

1951 Ford Victoria 12
1952 Ford Crestline Victoria 8
1953 Ford Crestline Victoria 10

John Bono
North Jersey


   
John Napoli, Ed Glorius, John Napoli and 1 people reacted
Quote
Topic Tags
David Green
(@david-green)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 4631
 

While an earlier post war design, the 1951 Ford had nice lines and drove well. The 1953 version here in Canada was pretty much a disaster. This was the first vehicle out of Ford's Oakville plant with a new semi-trained labour force. Many of these 1953 models were in scrap yards before year's end.


   
John Bono, Frank Reed, John Bono and 1 people reacted
ReplyQuote
Bob Jackman
(@bob-jackman)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 4688
 

1953

 


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
tldaly
(@tldaly)
Honorable Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 245
 

Normally would go with the '53 but prefer the trim simplicity of the '52, today. Nice cars!


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
Ed Glorius
(@ed-glorius)
Noble Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 931
 

1951. Even though it's the older design, it's got much more personality and style. Plus I love my Brooklins of this year.

Retired in Dunedin, Florida.


   
John Bono, Jack Dodds, John Bono and 1 people reacted
ReplyQuote
Bob Kroupa
(@2bubbas)
Estimable Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 96
 

1953 as that was my first car!  Even in that dark green.


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
George Schire
(@georgeschire)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 3570
 

Have to go with the '53.  Though all three are nice.  

George Schire
Oakdale, Minnesota


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
John Napoli
(@carsman1958)
Famed Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1317
 

@ed-glorius  I agree with you on this one.  


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
Brush
(@brush)
Noble Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 881
 

1951 please, I had one in Texas back in 1964-5.  1951, 1953, 1952. But for favorite '50's Fords the list as follows; 1956, 1955, 1951, 1958, 1957, 1954, 1953.  Did not care for the 1950, 1952, 1959.


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
Jack Dodds
(@jack-dodds)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 7029
 

I love them all but vote for the '53 for styling and for nostalgic reasons as that was the first car I ever bought.  The '51 is second and the '52 a very close third.


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
Jack Dodds
(@jack-dodds)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 7029
 
Posted by: @david-green

While an earlier post war design, the 1951 Ford had nice lines and drove well. The 1953 version here in Canada was pretty much a disaster. This was the first vehicle out of Ford's Oakville plant with a new semi-trained labour force. Many of these 1953 models were in scrap yards before year's end.

David;  I am very surprised to read this comment about the '53 Fords.  I wonder if that was just an initial few that were problematic as here on the west coast they were thought of as cars that could really take a beating.  I know mine sure did!  Lol.


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
David Green
(@david-green)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 4631
 

@jack-dodds 

Hi Jack,

My father bought what he thought to be the 5th car off the Oakville plant in 1953. At 512 miles while going over a level crossing in Smith Falls, the entire trunk portion of the car fell off. The trunk was fully loaded with auto accessories heading to Ottawa. My father was General Manager of Universal Accessories Ltd at the time. Poor welding?  Other problems led to Ford scrapping the car and replacing it with another not very reliable 1953 model.

You likely got one made in the USA. Oakville did improve quickly but that replacement was my father's last Ford.


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
Jack Dodds
(@jack-dodds)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 7029
 

@david-green OMG....that is incredible.  I guess Ford must have buried that faux pas well as this is the first I have ever heard of it.  I can certainly see why your father didn't buy Ford again.

I remember as a kid hearing many comments from adults that in general the 1950s GM products were of superior build quality to Ford and Chryco cars.  I had a number of those cars from the 50s as a young guy and tend to agree about the GMs being of better build quality.  Chrycos from the late 50s were particularly bad for this and of course for early rust.


   
John Bono and John Bono reacted
ReplyQuote
John Bono
(@sizedoesmatter)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 26 years ago
Posts: 2555
Topic starter  

Love them all...it's a tie for me.

John Bono
North Jersey


   
ReplyQuote
Share: