The Ford Crestline was an upper middle class model, built between 1952-1954 in the United States. Intended as the successor of the Ford Custom Deluxe, the Crestline was initially available only with an improved version of the V8 engine from its predecessor: 3917 cc capacity and a power output of 110 hp (81 kW) at 3.800/min torque.
The Crestline-series includes a two-door convertible, a 2-door hardtop sedan (Victoria) or a 5-door station wagon with seating for 8. The models all had the typical pontoon shape of the Custom and the distinctive "bullet" in the grill, but were also equipped with a curved windshield without mullions. The dashboard had a futuristic appearance.
In 1953 the Crestline underwent some minimal cosmetic changes and from 1954 on the car was also available with the new in-line six-cylinder engine with 3654 cc, 115 HP (85 kW) at 3900/min. The V8 engine was "reinforced" to 130 hp (96 kW) at 4.200/min torque to ensure a certain difference between the two engines. A second two-door hardtop sedan (the Skyliner) with glass roof over the front seats and a four-door sedan were added the model range, in the last year of the Crestline’s production.
In the three years of its production, Ford sold 540,211 Crestline’s. In 1955 the Ford Fairlane was the successor.