It’s refreshing to see that this old mild custom street rod features a Ford engine instead of the all-too-predictable Chevy small block that we see so often these days. This 1954 Ford two door sedan is for sale on here on craigslist in Hackettstown, New Jersey and has alot of curb appeal, at least to me.
Although the seller does not provide very much information, and only a very few pictures, this car does look very solid and almost driveable as-is, though I am not sure why the seller could not fix the headlights before advertising the car for sale. And where are the hubcaps? You might want to update the steering wheel, which appears to be from the seventies. Otherwise, the interior looks great.
This Ford is powered by a 302 engine of unknown vintage and source. The paint looks pretty good, the color is appealing, there is no rust visible, and the pin striping adds just the right touch. I do worry that the missing headlight and trim rings suggest there may be other unseen issues with this car though.
Given current pricing trends for street rods and customs, the $12,000 asking price, seems a bit on the high side, though not completely unrealistic as a starting point for discussion. If this car is truly as solid and sanitary as it appears in pictures, this might be a good deal for someone. It’s got a great look to it and should not need much work to be a summer cruiser.