Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Slower, Harder, Less Seductive: 1951 Ford Custom

I've had a number of conversations with people about new cars...recently.  The conversation always revolves around reliability, ease of use, and Apple CarPlay.  But I am reminded of Yoda's advice to a young Skywalker who asks him if the Dark Side is which the little green freak replies;  “No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.” And that's sums up what I feel about new cars...they aren't better than old cars, just quicker, easier, and more seductive.  Find this 1951 Ford Custom offered for $2800 in Cape Coral, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu.

 From the seller:
1951 51 ford 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 

1951 Ford kustom chopped 3 1/2 "..frenched headlights/sunken antennas 454 chevy big block. does not run yet.Camaro subframe. Big Block radiator. New coker wide whites on new smoothie wheels. Solid car but needs complete redo. Clean Florida title!!$2800 obo Call Jim for more details. two 3 nine 9 four 0 4 nine 0 four.

See a better way to drive something old?


  1. Well, there's that Radiohead song, which is what I thought you were talking about, which is a hard thing to admit considering how many times I've watched the Yoda movie, whatever it's called.

    Fitter, happier
    More productive
    Not drinking too much
    Regular exercise at the gym, three days a week
    Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
    At ease
    Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats
    A patient, better driver
    A safer car, baby smiling in back seat
    Sleeping well, no bad dreams
    No paranoia

    ... and so forth.

  2. For Sale: One can of worms. Only partially opened.

  3. beautiful dream abandoned! :-( Gorgeous looking car but I am a Ford man and it is against my religion to put a Chevy engine into a nice Ford.

  4. True confessions: Since becoming a dad (13 years ago this week), my taste for cars and motorized vehicular transport in general has changed.

    Now, I look for something perhaps a bit more crash-worthy. Not something I considered in my younger days.

    -Stan (... the aging, paternal, want-to-stay-alive-to-see-my-grandchildren, Stan...)

    1. I second that, and right there with you Papastan (14 years, 6 weeks from now). He bought me a Lamborghini yesterday, so he's got that going for him.

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