This 1958 Ford Custom 300 2 door sedan (Tudor) was Ford’s shorter wheelbase car that offered great style on a budget.
You’ve never seen such luxury in a car priced so low! stated the Ford literature of the time. The buying public seemed to agree with them as Ford sold over twice as many Custom 300’s as the Chevrolet equivalent, the Delray.
This Custom 300 looks great in Raven Black with Colonial White paint – a combination it left the factory with.
On the outside it has the “Styletone” trim package offering a double chrome strip with gold anodized insert.
Inside, the car uses Gray Sof-Textured Vinyl and Gray Box-Striped Fabric.
The standard engine for the Custom 300 was a 223 inline six engine with a $137 charge if you wanted the 292 cubic inch V8. This car originally came with the former but has since had a mighty 460 cubic inch V8 installed. This is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission with B&M shifter.
Ford sold 173,441 Custom 300 2-door sedans for the 1958 model year. $2,065 would buy you one with a 223 cubic inch six cylinder engine. An additional $137 would get you the 202 cubic inch base V8 version.
It looks like the original owner of this Custom 300 also opted for such luxuries as a clock at $15 and a MagicAire heater/defroster at $80.
These might have been the base Ford’s but they sold well over 400,000 of them in 1958 alone, accounting for over 40% of sales volume that year.
This ’58 Ford Custom 300 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)