Ford Customline Review from North America

1955 Ford Customline Six cylinder gas

Year of manufacture1955
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Six cylinder gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles


A fun old car at a low price


Very little has gone wrong with car.

In the time I have owned it, the tail lights stopped working due to old wiring, and the brake light switch needed to be replaced.

The valves need to be adjusted.

The speedometer and odometer have never worked when I have had it.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable due to its large seats, I have no problems sitting comfortably during long trips. There is tons of leg and head room, so even the largest people fit well.

The car is not fast, but it has power -- even with the six cylinder motor. The only time I ever have trouble is when I go up really steep roads, the car slows a little.

Its an easy car to drive by old car standards. The clutch is easy and visibility is good. The four wheel drums make stopping slow, but that's OK.

I love the car and its never left me stranded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2004

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review