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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1953 Ford Mainline Ranch Wagon

Restored two-tone station wagon looking for a new owner


Take a look at this 1953 Ford Mainline Ranch Wagon up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com. It’s powered by a rebuilt “Mileage Marker” 215cid inline-6 engine paired with a 3-speed manual.

The exterior is finished in a factory two-tone Seafoam and Timberline Green.

During a restoration, done under previous ownership by Nick Alexander Restoration & Upholstery in Huntington Park, California, the brightwork was re-chromed and tinted glass added.

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The body is also equipped with a roof rack with a silver frame and wood slats.

Tan vinyl covers the front and rear bench seats, door cards and headliner. Factory equipment includes both a heater and defroster along with an AM radio that was refreshed during the restoration. Additions include a stick-on compass and a dancing hula girl.

The “Mileage Maker” 215cis overhead-valve inline-6 engine was rebuilt during the restoration and retains many of the factory components, including the oil-bath air cleaner. The car also retains the original 6-volt electrical system.

The odometer shows 88,367, although true mileage is unknown.

The auction ends February 11 at 11:45 a.m. MST.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing to find further information and a gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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