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

 


Vega

 

 


 
World Sportscar Championship entries:
 
   Carrera Panamericana 23.11.1953 Entrant: Results:
# gen. class
19 V8 Moctezuma / Ferreira Moctezuma acc. S+1.6 -
201 V8 Esquivel / Anza Anza dnf TS -
202 V8 Albafull / Saidel Bonos del Ahorro Nacional dnf TS -
207 V8 Patterson / Shires Patterson 35th TS 2nd
209 6 Cabalén / Ibanda Cabalén 36th TS 3rd
211 6 Ramonda / Lopez Ramonda nc TS -
212 6 Marimon Marimon dnf TS -
213 6 Franco / Hernandez Franco acc. TS -
216 6 Zarantonello Zarantonello acc. TS -
218 6 Gamalero / Dominguez Gamalero ret. TS -
221 6 Hidalgo / Bicio Hidalgo dnf TS -
223 6 Roca Roca ret. TS -
224 6 Christie / Wood Surroz Ford acc. TS -
226 6 Thompson / Flores August acc. TS -
227 Victoria González / Olivares Gonzalez 59th TS 25th
228 Victoria Martorani Martorani 49th TS 15th
229 Victoria Crespo / Alvarez Crespo dnf TS -
232 6 Cogorno Cogorno ret. TS -
233 6 Barreiro / Suarez Barreiro dnf TS -
236 V8 Corona / Guzman Corona dnf TS -
238 6 Maneglia Maneglia 39th TS 6th
239 6 Musso Musso dnf TS -
241 6 Cobas Cobas dnf TS -
242 6 Lafage Lafage ret. TS -
246 Victoria Sogolo Sogolo ret. TS -
248 6 Pfeffer / Michelini Pfeffer 56th TS 22nd
249 6 Beamonte / Rodriguez Beamonte dnf TS -
251 Victoria de Tomas de Tomas dnf TS -
252 Victoria Tirabasso / Vidal Tirabasso TS
253 Victoria Servetto / Monroy Servetto dnf TS -
254 Victoria Lovalvo / Spampinato Lovalvo dnf TS -
258 6 Lombardi / Ferrario Lombardi 51st TS 17th
261 6 Ferrer Ferrer dnf TS -
262 6 Aguaviva Aguaviva dnf TS -
265 6 Bauzada Bauzada dnf TS -
266 6 de Poli de Poli ret. TS -
267 6 Castellano Castellano ret. TS -
269 6 Reibaldi Reibaldi nc TS -
272 6 Firpo Firpo 54th TS 20th
275 6 Molinero Molinero ret. TS -
276 6 Martorani Martorani 55th TS 21st
277 6 Barckimer / Danley Barckimer 52nd TS 18th
278 6 Olazabal Olazabal 57th TS 23rd
280 6 Brea / Moreno Brea dnf TS -
282 6 Larocca Larocca 47th TS 13th
290 6 Herrero Herrero ret. TS -
295 6 Estavillo / Vega Estavillo nc TS -
296 6 Perez / Romero Perez TS
300 6 Anza / Pola Anza acc. TS -
 


Ford 6 (Mickey Thompson / Rodger Flores) at Carrera Panamericana.