1951 Ford Victoria 2-Door Hardtop
Here is what appears to be a completely stock original car. You can say this is a survivor of the street rod craze! Unlike most, this car has had zero modifications. Chopped, dropped, and trim removed. And who is to say if it were modified that it would not bring much more value to the sale of this car.The paint and chrome on the car looks like it is in very nice condition. The blue paint color may not be very exciting, however the darker rim color and poverty caps add a nice touch. The interior is about as stock design as one can get, including the stock wool interior on the door panels and seats. As detailed as the car appears, it is likely that the engine bay and trunk area are just as clean.
To build a stock original car like this takes time and patience. Anyone can chop and drop. It took a true purest to enjoy the restoration process to make this vehicle the same as when it came from the factory. The fact of the matter is that it can cost as much or more to restore this car as it would to modify the drive train and body panels. If you take the purchase price of an unrestored car, add for paint, interior, and chrome, you can easily be over $30,000 without even thinking about taking the body off the chassis. It will be interesting to see what this car brings in Montana. Certainly it must have a higher demand and value on the west coast where this type of car would be a big hit with the purest.