Ford 1953

Crestline
Customline
Mainline
Pick-up
X-100 – prototype
X-500 – prototype
Syrtis – prototype 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Crestline

wb: 115 in. V8 cyl.
239 cu.in.
 110 hp 
Victoria 2 Door Hardtop x
Sunliner 2 Door Convertible x
Country Squire 4 Door Stn Wgn x


Crestline Victoria


Crestline Country Squire

 


Customline

  wb: 115 in. V8 cyl.
239 cu.in.
 110 hp 
R6 cyl.
215 cu.in.
 101 hp 
Customline 2 Door Sedan x x
Customline 2 Door Club Coupé x x
Customline 4 Door Sedan x x
Country Sedan 4 Door Stn Wgn x x


Customline


Ford Customline Club Coupe


 

 


Customline Sedan


Customline Sedan 2-dr


 

 


Mainline

wb: 115 in. V8 cyl.
239 cu.in.
 110 hp 
R6 cyl.
215 cu.in.
 101 hp 
Mainline 2 Door Sedan x x
Mainline 2 Door Business Coupé x x
Mainline 4 Door Sedan x x
Ranch Wagon 2 Door Stn Wgn 6 Psgr x x


Mainline Fordor Sedan


Mainline Ranch Wagon

 


Mainline Tudor Sedan


Mainline Business Coupe


Trucks

         



 

 


Prototypes

X-100          
XL-500          
Syrtis          

 

Ford Motor Company's X-100 is a completely American-designed experimental car—a laboratory on wheels for testing new engineering features. A fully operating test car, this sleek, five-passenger convertible has more than 50 basic automotive innovations.
The X-100's black steel and aluminum body has a sliding roof panel of transparent, non-glare heatproof plastic that covers the driver's compartment. Instantly retractable, the panel slides under the stationary roof section. If left open when the car is unattended, the very first drop of rain will actuate a "rain cell," a moisture-sensitive electrical switch on the roof, that automatically closes the panel and the windows.
The special, 300-hp high-compression engine uses an entirely new carburetor system. Transmission has electrically operated gear selector. The X-100 is also equipped with complete power features, including power operated hood and rear deck lid. Built-in battery charger, and electrically operated jacks for each wheel are other features.
The X-100's gleaming interior is of soft black-and-white leather. Front seats are adjustable six ways . . up-down, forward-backward, and they tilt front and back. Seats are equipped with disappearing-type nylon web safety belts. Electric seat warmers counteract the "cold feel" of the leather upholstery in the winter. Push buttons have replaced door handies.
Accessories inciude a dictaphone . . . a radio-telephone . . . an electric shaver . . . and a 10-tube signal-seeking radio with separate controis for front and rear seat passengers. The specially designed horn is adjustable for variable sound . . . soft for city trafflc . . . loud for country driying. Four windshield wiper blades are arranged for overalapping action.
LOOKING FORWARD WITH FORD is far more than just words . . . for Ford Motor Company designers and engineers are constantly at work . . . striving to perfect the motoring of tomorrow . . . your motoring future. The brilliant experimental model the X-100 is a fully-operating, full-scaled example of that etfort.
Imaginatively conceived and skillfully built by the Ford Motor Company Engineering Staff, this completely American car contains an outstanding array of features of the future features that will be tested and improved in a never-ending search for motoring ease motoring performance . . . motoring safety.


Ford XL-500


XL-500 on the cover of German magazine of 1955.

 


XL-500


Ford XL-500


Ford Syrtis

 


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