BF Auction: 1958 Ford Custom 300 Tudor

Sold for $7,200View Result

  • Seller: Dan C ardeno
  • Location: East Point, Georgia
  • Mileage: 53,083 Shown
  • Chassis #: C8MG115737
  • Title Status: Clean

UPDATE – The seller is also including the primer and paint for the car.

Some enthusiasts are passionate about a particular brand of classic, while a select few narrow their focus to that marque’s offerings from a specific model year. That is the case with the owner of this 1958 Ford Custom 300 Tudor. This is not the first of his cars we have featured for auction because he has decided the time is right to clear away his vast collection of Blue-Oval models. It is a solid and complete classic he has reassembled from boxes of parts over the past six years. However, the time has come for it to head to a new home where a new owner can add the finishing touches to this classic. Therefore, he has listed the Ford exclusively with us at Barn Finds Auctions.

This Ford would have looked striking when it rolled off the line in its combination of Azure Blue and Colonial White. It retains most of its original paint, although it shows its age. It would benefit from a cosmetic refresh, but the lack of exterior rust means the winning bidder could undertake that task at their leisure. There is surface corrosion across several areas, but penetrating rust is limited to a few spots the new owner could address with simple patches. The owner supplies a comprehensive gallery of photos that cover every aspect of this Ford in minute detail. Prone areas like the lower quarter panels and headlight “eyebrows” look excellent, with the same true of the frame. There is rust in the floors, but the owner includes shiny new patch panels for the winning bidder to install. The trim looks suitable for reuse, as do the rust-free rear fender skirts. The car retains all of its original glass in good order and the Custom rolls on a shiny set of 18″ aluminum wheels that will improve handling and braking efficiency.

Powering this Ford is a 292ci V8 that would have sent 205hp and 295 ft/lbs of torque to the rear wheels via a manual transmission when this classic rolled off the line. The company focused on ensuring the Custom 300 operated as comfortable family transport. However, this car’s ability to cover the ¼-mile in 17.3 seconds was considered impressive for a vehicle of its type in 1958. The owner’s passion for ’58 Fords is reflected in the time and expense spent making this beauty mechanically healthy. Those enormous wheels hide a front disc brake conversion from a 1972 Galaxie. The car also received new shocks as part of its revival, although the owner lavished most of his attention on the motor. It underwent a top-end rebuild that included a new timing chain and gear. A Petronix pointless distributor provides spark, while the engine inhales deeply through a new four-barrel intake and a Holley “teapot” Thunderbird carburetor. This carb atomizes the mixture more effectively than a production unit, increasing engine power and improving throttle response. The expense has proved worthwhile, with this Ford in excellent mechanical health.

Turning our attention to the interior reveals an aspect of this Ford requiring its share of TLC. The dash is complete, although the painted surfaces are in a similar state to those on this car’s outside. The shopping list will include new seat covers, carpet, a headliner, door trims, and rear trims. However, since those last items are effectively flat surfaces, fabricating custom trim would be straightforward as part of a DIY approach. Some people are intimidated by interior retrims, and I once felt the same. I performed one as a necessity and found it surprisingly easy and rewarding as long as I took my time. That could be a path for the winning bidder to consider if they wish to minimize project costs.

This 1958 Ford Custom 300 Tudor looks like it could be a rewarding project for a new owner willing to get their hands dirty. Its lack of significant rust and included parts will make whipping the panels and paint into shape relatively easy. Returning its interior to its former glory would add to the enjoyment this project should provide. If you wish to help the seller downsize his collection and score an excellent build candidate into the bargain, that chance might only be a bid away.

Bid On This Vehicle

Sold for: $7,200
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Ended: Oct 9, 2023 11:30am MDT
  • James P
    bid $3,901.00  2023-10-09 10:28:28
  • Mantin00 bid $3,401.00  2023-10-04 21:21:18
  • dudleybeyler bid $2,200.00  2023-10-04 15:08:46
  • James P
    bid $1,700.00  2023-10-04 12:57:00
  • Louie
    Louie bid $1,200.00  2023-10-04 10:21:14
  • Hellonwheels bid $700.00  2023-10-04 09:27:18
  • Louie
    bid $200.00  2023-10-03 14:24:18


  1. geezerglide 85

    I always liked the ’58’s better than the ’57’s and ’59’s but maybe that’s just me. It’s a 2dr with a solid body, a V-8 a and a stick. It doesn’t get much better. I always wanted one when I was younger but could never find one that wasn’t a rust bucket. The Chrome looks pretty good, need some paint and seat covers and a new set of wheels. These wheels just don’t do it for me.

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    • Garland Hardin

      If not sold what is the buy it price?

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      • Ric Rascoe

        $7500 looks like the asking price. although there is a “make offer” button!

        Like 1
  2. Rw

    Me 2 ,it has horrible wheels ,needs chrome reverse or Radirs,etc..

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  3. T. Mann Member

    Or it needs red paint

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  4. Timothy R Herrod

    IMHO the 58 was the best looking front that came out of the 50’s, the rear not so much.Back in the early 70’s my two oldest brothers started scrapping cars and I can only remember one 58 ford that they scrapped, faded yellowish 2 door hardtop with a 332. Didn’t have an intake on it so don’t know what carb it would of had but I fell in love with that grill and hood

    Like 8
    • Bob C.

      Between 1952 and 1964, this year and 1960 were the only model years without the pie plate taillights.

      Like 3
  5. Paolo

    The dreaded teapot carburetor!

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  6. Jeff

    Runs, drives?

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  7. Bruce Hotchkiss

    It’s a decent starting point but it needs a lot of work. It isn’t solid as I saw holes in the floor, not terrible but … Body mounts need new rubber bushings. I don’t understand the dual chamber master cylinder with one chamber just for the brake light switch, who does that? And a teapot carb for better atomization? Like I said, it’s a decent starting point

    Like 3
  8. Russ Ashley

    When my late wife and I got married in 1965 her step mother had a 58 Ford exactly like this. It was same color, and equipped like this one with a 292 V8 and three speed on the column. It looked considerably better back then than this one does now but I can’t help but wonder if this is he same car. I remember that her’s had the kit that provided extra oil to the upper valve train that was fairly common on Y Block engines. That would be gone now as the owner has upgraded the top end. This car is located in East Point, Ga which is where they lived. My FIL got transferred to Tennessee not long after we got married and did live in the Milllington, Tn area until he retired and moved back to Riverdale, Ga which is next to East Point, ga. I don’t know when they got rid of her Ford but I can’t help but think that this is her old car. I agree with what was mentioned about the wheels. I would change back to steel wheels and whitewall tires like original, but I don’t want it so won’t own it. Good luck to the new owner.

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    • Ric Rascoe

      wouldn’t that be something?! I get ocd about stuff like that, so I would ask the owner if he knew anything about the history of his car!! Be cool to know for sure, huh?? ha!

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  9. H Siegel

    I have always loved the fords of the fifty’s. This is a great looking Ford I would love to own it. So far the bid price is very reasonable. Sorry to do this but I have to go against some others opinions I happen to like the wheels to me they look right at home. Looks to me to be a running driving project which is a plus. Not much rust also a plus. You can drive it and enjoy it while taking your time finishing it. There’s no doubt that if I was younger and in better health that I would own it with a huge smile on my face. GLWTA

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  10. William R Hall

    Amazing to see a 58 Ford not totally eaten by CANCER/Rust. My dad bought a 58 wagon new in Portland Or a very mild climate. It was always garaged. However, it ALWAYS had cancer issues with the rocker panels and fenders over the headlights. Probably why not many 58 Fords are around in half decent restorable condition.

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  11. ken

    Not a ford guy, but this is one of my favorite cars, A friend had one with a 332 interceptor automatic trans. & boy did that baby run ! I actually owned a 58 Ranchero that has the same front end,
    Beautiful cars.

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    • Nelson C

      I couldn’t have said it better. Something about a ’58 Ford just looks right.

      Like 4
  12. Alan R Henry

    I’ll be so glad to see people stop using donk wheels, other outsized 2025 wheels, on cars older than 2000. They don’t even look good on new cars. Stick with the factory wheels, hubcaps, wheel covers. It would be nice to see this returned to factory, or close, instead of what too many people do to the remaining ’50s through ’70s cars.

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    • Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

      I would say it’s my age — but I turn 62 later this week!–this is one of the few times I actually LIKE those wheels on an old car. And, you gotta admit, they are probably the least in need of any work compared to the rest of the car. Normally I’d suggest wide whites and steelies which can be done eventually. But I’m okay with these wheels for now. My first car was a 59 Ford with aftermarket cone-style moon wheelcovers.

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  13. Will Pereira

    My first two cars were ’57 Fords. The first was a Fairlane 500 4 door Hardtop that my Dad bought brand new. All black. That was one slippery looking car. The second was a Custom 300 4 door sedan. Not as slippery but way better looking than a ’58 any model Ford, which to me, is just a bastardized ’57. That front and that rear, the silly mini hood scoop, and the ribbed van style roof. Jeez, what were they thinking? The dash is complete? Where’s the radio? The newer wheels make braking and handling better? How so? Sorry, but this puppy leaves me cold as ice. But, GLWTS.

    Like 1

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