June 25th Update: over the past eight months, we’ve noticed nearly monthly reposts of the ad for this driver quality 1952 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible. Through all of the posts, the seller remained consistent on the $24,485 price. While that asking price is consistent with market guidelines, buyers interested in this era of Ford are aging out of the hobby, making it hard for this private seller to find the next caretaker for the car. We predict it will take pricing this car aggressively just below $20K to gain interest.
Posted earlier this morning here on Craigslist in Chittenango, New York is this driver quality and unmolested 1952 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible the current caretaker hopes to get $24,485 for. According to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool the asking price is $285 above the #3 “Good” estimate of $24,200. If you are serious about purchasing this Sunliner, you can call the owner Harold directly at (315) 439-6348. Please note that he will only reply to phone calls!
While 1952 marked the third model year following its first post-war redesign in 1949, Ford marketed their car line-up as “All new For ’52” when in reality it was just a very nice restyling and reshuffling of model line names around the new overhead valve Mileage Maker inline six cylinder engine that now came standard. The tried-and-true flathead V8 remained an option such as the mill installed on the example featured here. The most notable styling change was the new one piece windshield. Compared to the somewhat dowdy looking Chevrolets, the restyled Fords looked more modern for 1952. So troubling was the difference in styling Chevrolet felt forced to provide the following propaganda record and slide reel to help their sales team convince potential buyers their outdated Chevy was superior. Its comical by today’s standards!
The private seller only provides the following brief, newspaper-like description about his Sunliner: “Flat head V-8 with standard Transmission. Very nice condition. Has new top, nice interior and solid body. Runs very nice.” Consequently, you’ll need to interview the seller over the phone to get the full details of his car. We like this example as it has been spared of ever being hot rodded so its a great time piece to take your family cruising in at a leisurely pace on nice days. Good luck with the purchase!
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