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At first glance, there's very little about the new 1954 Ford cars that looks revolutionary, with their styling only modestly updated from the 1953 Ford. Minor trim changes were made, but there were significant engineering improvements especially on their engines.

The long lived Ford flathead V-8 first used on their automobiles in 1932 was replaced with an all new overhead valve V-8 Ford called the "Y-Block".

1954 Ford Y-Block V-8
1954 Ford "Y-Block" V-8

The Ford Motor Co. advertised it's new "Y-Block" V-8 overhead valve engine as the "Most Modern Eight In Any Car Today". It had high compression, low friction, deep block construction, greater economy, more responsive power and longer engine life. The new V-8 had 239.4 cubic inches, 3.50 inch bore, 3.10 inch stroke and was rated at 130 horsepower.

1954 Ford I-Block Six Cylinder
1954 Ford "I-Block" Six Cylinder

The new Ford I-block six cylinder had a larger bore (3.62 inches) resulting in greater displacement (223 cubic inches) and a higher compression ratio. The 1954 Ford Six Cylinder was rated at 115 horsepower, 14 more horsepower than the 1953 fords.  the new Six cylinder was smoother, quieter and lasted longer than the previous years.

1954 Ford Advertisement
1954 Ford Advertisement

1954 Ford production included the Mainline 2 door Sedan, Mainline 4 door Sedan, Mainline 2 door Business Coupe, 2 door Mainline Ranch Wagon, Customline 2 door Sedan, Customline 2 door Club Coupe, Customline 4 door Sedan, 2 door Custonline Ranch Wagon, 4 door 6 passenger Customline Country Sedan Station Wagon, 4 door Crestline Sedan, Crestline Victoria Hard Top Coupe, Crestline Skyliner Hard Top Coupe, Crestline Sunliner Convertible Coupe, and 4 door 8 passenger Crestline Country Squire Station Wagon.

1954 Ford Convertible
1954 Ford Convertible

The 1954 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible Coupe cost $2,164.00 and 36,685 were produced. The 4 door 8 passenger 1954 Ford Crestline Country Squire Station Wagon cost $2624.00 and almost 13,000 were produced. The 1954 Crestline Victoria Hard Top Coupe cost $2,055.00 and 95,464 were made.

1954 Ford Station Wagon
1954 Ford Station Wagon

1954 Ford 2 door line up consisted of one in the Mainline and one in the Customline body styles and a total over 400,000 were made. 1954 Ford 4 door line up consisted of one in each body style and over 400,000 were produced. The 1955 Ford Mainline, Customline and Fairlane cars and trucks followed the 1954 Fords.

1954 Ford Fordor
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