1957 Ford Courier Provides Old-School Arousal at Its Detailed Finest
This 1957 Ford Courier has nearly everything there is to love about old-school cars. The turbine lights, the rear quarter panel wings, the wagon style, the wheel spokes, the massive steering wheel, the bench seat … it’s all fantastic. Those are the kinds of details that make up some of the best car porn out there, and that’s just amplified when you find an old delivery wagon like this in such remarkable condition.
The Sedan Delivery was built back in the late ’50s as an alternative transportation vehicle for your stuff if you didn’t feel like hauling around a truck but were totally okay with driving around in something with zero visibility. Because they were essentially work vehicles and people oddly used them to actually work, not many of the 6,000 original ’57 examples still remain in tact.
This exact car looks so beautiful because it underwent a body-off-frame transformation at the garage of Jerry Miller Classic Cars & Restorations in Arkansas. The old 6-cyclinder was replaced with a 92-cubic-inch Y-block V8 that puts out 212 bhp. That’s paired with a Ford-O-Matic 3-speed transmission. It has coil spring front suspension, a live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
If you like what you see, it’s going up for auction at Sotheby’s quite soon.