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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Passed this 1951 Ford Custom V-8 Club Coupe just yesterday on Grand Island. Love the car; hate the wheels — especially the way the fronts stick out from the fender. Should have stuck with the stock hubcaps, which the brochure describes thusly: “Classic dignity and simplicity of design characterize the massive new Deep-Section wheel caps.” You owe it to yourself to check out the thoroughly entertaining (and just darn thorough) brochure here. Starting price for the six-cylinder Club Coupe was a mere $1,505. Over 53,000 of them were produced.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…


  • MaxPlanck

    I’m with you on the wheels, Jim. The stock hubcaps with the “F” emblazoned in the center were just fine with me, too. I’ve always admired the ’51 which was the last of Ford’s then revolutionary design – referred to many as the ‘shoebox’- that debuted in the ’49 model year.