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Ford was caught flat-footed when GM unveiled their pillarless hardtops back in 1949, and time constraints wouldn’t allow them to catch up until the 1951 model year rolled around. So, here we have their stop-gap answer: the 1950 Ford Crestliner — not a hardtop, but a spiffier sedan than the rest of the line-up. Initially offered in two color combinations, a wild green and black, as well as the red and black in the photos, the Crestliner also came with a vinyl-covered roof. Ford called it “…a top contender for the most exciting car of the year!” (See the foldout here.) Oh those copywriters. Apparently they hadn’t seen the Chevy Bel Air. This Crestliner was passed last summer in Newstead while on my way home from the Nash show in Batavia.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know 

jim@artvoice.com

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