European flathead: 1953 Ford Cométe

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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.).

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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.

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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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