European flathead: 1953 Ford Cométe


The Ford Cométe was built between 1951 and 1954 in France by the Ford Motor Company’s French subsidiary, Ford SAF. This car was made putting toghether a magnificent body made by Facel and a Ford V8 flathead with a 136 c.i. displacement. Although this unit was made in the U.S. here it never became popular because of the low horsepower (60 h.p.).


The seller underlines the fact that this car it’s not a Cométe Monte Carlo but its rarer predecessor. It has been entirely restored (yes, we believe it) and it has a complete and documented history. We must admit the the overall aspect is stunning, its a has a beautiful two tone paint job and the pale aqua green matches perfectly with the emerald leather interior. Needless to say that the steering wheel is pure art.


This car had not much success because of the low power: 60 h.p. are honestly few to “have fun” but it depends on what do you mean about “having fun”. It indeed is a car to drive slowly so the people can admire it. Find it for sale at €40,000 (today $55,000) here in Montauban, France.

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