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Steal The Show In This 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner Indy 500 Pace Car

By Jeffrey N. Ross Oct 07, 2019
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By Jeffrey N. Ross Oct 07, 2019
When's the last time you saw a pace car with a continental tire kit?

There's no denying that Indy 500 pace cars are cool, and this 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner is about as cool as a classic pace car gets. Not only does this car stand out because of its vintage pace car styling, it's overall quality is so high that this car is a three-time award-winning classic. If you're looking for a car that can be taken to shows from day one, this '53 Ford will be up for auction next month through GAA Classic Cars.

Steal The Show In This 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner Indy 500 Pace Car
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For duty pacing the 37th Indianapolis 500, the 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner was painted in a Sungate Ivory and Gold exterior color, which is exclusive to the pace car, and a white soft top. The interior matches the exterior with white and gold leather seats and a gold accent painted across the dash. Under the hood is a 239 CID V8 and a two-speed automatic transmission. Perhaps the most interesting part of this Crestline Sunliner is that it has a continental tire kit, which is an unexpected element to a pace car.

As proof of how flawless this Crestline is, it has won three prestigious awards. The Antique Automobile Club of America awarded it the AACA National Senior show winner back in 2008 and AACA Grand National Senior show winner two years later. The Early Ford V8 Club of America gave this pace car the Dearborn Award. It's not very often you can buy a show-winning car, but this is definitely a thoroughbred.

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This beautiful, award-winning 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner goes up for auction during GAA Classic Cars' November 7 - 9 auction event, so make sure you're registered to bid for your chance to own this award-winning Indy 500 pace car.


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