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1953 Ford Business Coupe

350 CID V8 Chevy Automatic

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Stock #1294-CHI
Price: $14,995
Year Make Model: 1953 Ford Business Coupe
Engine: 350 CID V8 Chevy
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 67,323 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Passion Blue Metallic
Interior Color: Gray / White

  • Radial Tires
  • Rally Wheels
  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior

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For sale in our Chicago showroom is this beautiful 1953 Ford Business Coupe. Spinning these race-inspired alloy wheels is a very healthy crate 350 Chevrolet V8 partnered up to a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission with a shift kit. Although the Business coupe was the entry level car form Ford at the time, plenty of upgrades have been put in to bring this classic cruiser up to spec.

A smooth coat of Passion Blue is layered on the clean body lines of this vintage machine. Pop open the driver’s door and be greeted with smooth, soft, white vinyl and slick gray accents making for a neat combination of colors. As part of the Business Coupes reputation, the interior accessories are a bit sparse, having no radio, but it is hardly missed with the sweet song of that healthy V8 pouring sound out the tailpipes. Seat belts, however, were added to keep this baby as safe as it is good to look at.

This retro rocket is a hoot to drive, and will keep you smiling for days! Options include: Remote Door Poppers, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Radial Tires, and Rally Wheels. For more information on this ’53 Ford Business Coupe, contact our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488 or Chicago@GatewayClassicCars.com. To see more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle running and driving, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

1955 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 72,566 ( undocumented )

Thank you for your interest in this sharp 1955 Ford Thunderbird presented by Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa. One of the most beautiful pieces of Americana, they were considered to be direct competition to the Chevrolet Corvette. Helping spawn a new generation of automobiles in the United States, and aimed to take on the European market, the Ford Thunderbird was powered by a 292 CID V8, which gave the already smaller, lighter car the power it needed to make for both an excellent road racer as well as the perfect car for older couples to sit back and enjoy a movie at the drive-in. Mated to the engine is a 2-speed automatic transmission, which allowed the car for fairly smooth shifting, but in the higher gear allowed the vehicle to cruise at highway speeds without drinking too much gas. The interior of this car is a beautiful red and white two tone seating, with red carpets throughout. The hard-top is painted in white to give the car a two-tone look. Take the top off to enjoy the beautiful weather in absolute style! The exterior is painted to match the interior, with a stunning bright red paint job with a new black top that really gives the car a high quality 1950's kind of feel. Driving a 1955 Ford Thunderbird is truly an experience one simply cannot explain, these cars are the truest form of Americana one can find. Options include AM Radio, Hub Caps, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Wide White Walls, Wire Wheels, Power Steering, Power Brakes and Power seat. To see this car in better detail, including over 100+ high definition videos and a full length high definition video, please go to www.gatewayclassiccars.com. To see this car in person, please make an appointment by calling us at (813) 645-6200, or by email at Tampa@gatewayclassiccars.com

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1951 Ford Custom Deluxe

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Engine: V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 6,073 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Fort Lauderdale showroom is this beautiful 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe convertible. This super nice example of a 51 Ford Custom Deluxe convertible underwent a frame-off restoration in the mid 2000’s. The original bulletproof Flathead 8 cylinder engine and the Ford-O-Matic transmission were rebuilt at this time. The car was then purchased by the Rogers Museum in Las Vegas, where the cosmetic restoration was completed. This Ford received a new coat of paint, the interior and chrome were restored. The car was displayed there until it closed in 2015. Today we are proud to feature this beautiful piece of automobile history in our Ft Lauderdale showroom in south Florida. It is just a dream to cruise in this 51 Ford through town. Rain or shine, with the new convertible top you won’t get wet. You will see a lot of upgoing thumbs and smiling people wherever you will drive by. A lot of memories were already written in this car and now it’s time for you to write your own in this beauty. This is a gorgeous Ford Custom Deluxe convertible that is ready for the next owner. To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe convertible, please visit gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1955 Ford Thunderbird with 2 Tops

1955 Ford Thunderbird with 2 Tops


Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Mileage: 82,125 ( undocumented )

Now available in our DFW-Showroom is this 1955 iconic Ford Thunderbird! The Thunderbird was considered a more dignified, personal luxury cruiser during its release. It had roll-up windows and standard V-8 power, both things that were not available on the first Corvettes in the 50’s. Other features included a removable fiberglass top, a fabric convertible top, and fender skirts for the rear wheels. There was one engine for the first 1955 T-Birds, and it was the 292 cid Y-Block V-8 fitted with a single four-barrel carburetor. With the standard 3-speed manual transmission, this engine made 193 horsepower, and with the optional Ford-o-Matic transmission, it made 198 horses. The exhaust pipes for the Thunderbird were integrated into the rear fascia and above the rear bumper, giving it an unmistakable Jet-Age look. This Thunderbird has a production date of, October 23rd-1954 and is one of the first 500 Thunderbirds manufactured! It still has the original 292 cu in Y-block V8 with a 3-speed manual, plus overdrive transmission. According to the owner, who’s owned it for the last 21 + years, this car has only 81,000 original miles! Other original parts to this vehicle include- Original Hardtop, Fender-skirts, Power seat, and Original AM radio for aesthetic purposes- (which isn’t functioning due to a 12-volt conversion). Other upgraded features include: Halogen headlights, LED tail lights, Interior seat, foam, door panels, carpet, dash cover, hardtop-headliner, H.D. radiator, 6 blade fan, 12-volt electrical conversion, Pertronics ignition, alternator, Holly 4000 barrel carburetor totally rebuilt, radial tires, and a space-saver spare. This is a strong running and great driving vehicle. If you’re looking a for a Thunderbird you can take out on the road and enjoy a cruise, look no further, you’ve found it! To view this vehicle in greater detail including HD pictures and videos, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information on this Vehicle email us at dallas@gatewayclassiccars.com or call 817-310-9400.

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Engine: Ford Small Block 351 Windsor V8
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Mileage: 78 ( undocumented )

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Engine: 429 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 70,869 ( undocumented )

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Engine: 292 V8
Transmission: 3-speed Over-Drive
Mileage: 68,313 ( undocumented )

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

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Engine: 292 V8
Transmission: 2 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 38,329 ( undocumented )

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1994 Ford F150 Lightning

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Engine: 5.8L EFI H.O. V8
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 39,071 ( actual )

For sale in our St. Louis Showroom is a one owner, low mile 1994 Ford F150 SVT Lightning. This was the second year for the Lightning and it was clear that Chevy was worried as they discontinued their SS 454 Silverado. Excellent job Ford! These have been collector pieces since new and low mileage examples are becoming much more difficult to find. With 39,071 miles and a one owner status, you would be hard pressed to find a better example to add to your collection. Power for the Lightning comes from an SVT built 5.8L 351 that is equipped with GT40 heads, roller camshaft, free flowing exhaust and a special tune. A 4-Speed automatic transmission transfers the power to the rear end that houses 4.10 gears. Wheels were a Lightning only design and were aluminum 17x8 wheels. With 240 horsepower and a stump pulling 340 lbs./ft. of torque, there's no trouble melting the rear tires if one chooses to do so. An interesting factoid for this particular Lightning is that is was equipped from the factory with dual 34.7 gallon fuel tanks. The odometer reads 39,071, which represents the actual mileage on the truck. Options for this 1994 Ford F150 SVT Lightning include: Air conditioning, Pioneer AM/FM Radio with CD Player, Cloth Interior, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Cruise Control, Seat Belts, Radial Tires, and Aluminum/Alloy Wheels. The original window sticker, SVT certificate of authenticity, and Lightning brochure are all included in the sale. This is a verified one owner SVT Lightning with low miles that is ready for a new owner to enjoy at car shows or just drive on the weekends. To view this 1994 Ford F150 SVT Lightning in greater detail, including HD photos and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our St. Louis Showroom. For more information please call 618-271-3000 or email STL@GatewayClassicCars.com

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Engine: 3.9L V8 F DOHC 32V
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 8,550 ( actual )

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 87,509 ( undocumented )

The Gateway Classic Car’s Showroom of Indianapolis is proud to present this 1956 “Fiesta Red” Ford T-Bird, with only 500 miles since its drive train rebuild. The current owner of this car purchased it two years ago and has given the care a magnificent face lift. Along with the drive train rebuild, he has the hardtop repainted, the portholes added, and an all new interior with removable center console so you can pull you honey close on those sunset cruises. Not only does this car come with the removable hard top, it comes with a stow away white vinyl top in case you get caught in a little rain with the hard top off. And to put the cherry on top, of the top off convertible, it has power windows. You will be pleased to find that the headlights, brake lights, parking lights, reverse lights, curtesy lights, and turn signals are all operational. The wipers gauges and horn are all responsive and work like a charm. For more information on this this 1956 “Fiesta Red” Ford T-Bird, please call the Indianapolis showroom at (317) 688-1100 or email us at indianapolis@GatewayClassicCars.com. To see more of it, go to our website: www.GatewayClassicCars.com, where you'll see HD photos and an HD video of it in operation. Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Indianapolis Showroom, located at 4400 W 96th Street, Indianapolis, In 46268.

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