Past Collection – 1951 Ford Convertible Coupe
1951 Ford (Wikipedia.org)
The 1951 Fords featured an optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission for the first time. Ford finally answered Chevrolet’s Bel Air charge with the Victoria hardtop sedan in 1951. The car was an instant hit, outselling the Chevy by nearly 10%. The Crestliner continued for one more year, however. All 1951 Fords sported a new “dual-bullet” grille and heavy chrome bumpers.