This pristine 1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery is a far cry from what we consider a delivery vehicle in the modern age – We’re more used to seeing wheezing diesels puttering into our driveways with deliveries, but it wasn’t always like this.
In 1957 when gasoline was cheap and global warming was just something that happened in summer, delivery cars like this were built with 190bhp 272 cubic inch V8s and styling inspired by the jet age. Times have certainly changed, but not necessarily for the better.
Plugged into that V8 is a 3-speed manual transmission and it all rides on coil-spring independent front suspension, a live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf-spring suspension, and it’s all brought to a halt by 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The Courier Sedan Delivery you see here is currently part of the Jeffrey Day Collection, it’s been given one of the most detailed restorations you’re ever likely to find on a former commercial vehicle and it’s being offered for auction today (the 9th of October 2014) by RM Auctions at the Hershey Sale.
If you’d like to view the full listing or register to bid online, you can click here.
Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel ©2014 Courtesy of RM Auctions
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