The Ford Custom Line was a car model of Ford, which was from 1952 to 1956 as a medium model, in parallel to the models Mainline and Crestline, Fairlane or built.
The Custom Line was presented in February 1952 as a successor to the Ford Custom Deluxe. He was either equipped with a new, top-controlled six-cylinder in-line engine with 3523cc, which delivered at 3500 rpm 101hp (75 kW), or with the well-known from the previous V8 engine with 3,916cc displacement, the 110hp (81 kW ) at 3.800/min. was strengthened.
The Custom Line was 2 – or 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 5-door station wagon (Country Sedan) available, however the latter only with a V8 engine.
In the following year the cars were built further without major changes. Even in 1954 there were only cosmetic changes to the bodywork; this was a 3-door station wagon, and the 5-door wagon was also available with six-cylinder engine. This six-cylinder engine was new and developed from 3,654cc an output of 115hp (85 kW) at 3.900/min. In order to maintain the proper distance, the performance of the V8 also (96 kW) increased to 130hp at 4.200/min.
Overall, in three years 1,838,499 Custom Line of the first series originated.
In October 1954, the second series of the Custom Line was introduced. She had been completely revised and the flatter, wider and longer vehicles showed small tail fins. The six-cylinder engine got a power boost and now delivered 120hp (88 kW) at 4,000 rpm. The V8 engine was enlarged to 4457cc and was now powered by 162hp (119 kW) at 4.400/min. As an option, there was a Power Pack, Which consists of a four-gasification plant and consisted of 182hp (134 kW) at 4.400/min also. provided.
The second series of the Custom Line 1955 was only a 2 – or 4-door sedan available. In 1956 there were again only minor changes. The two body styles of the previous year, there was a 2-door hardtop sedan (Victoria). The six-cylinder engine produced 137hp (101 kW) at 4.200/min. and the V8 brought it to 173hp (127 kW) at 4.400/min. The high-performance variant fell away, but the car with automatic transmission (Ford-O-Matic) contributed 3hp more.
From the second series of the Custom Line 840 645 created piece. In the following year the model Custom sparked 300 from the Custom Line.