1958 Ford Custom 300 - SOLD
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There’s not a single part on the car that dates later than about 1973 and as a result, it has a feel that will take you back to those awesome days when cruising the streets and picking up races at red lights was our primary form of recreation.

Cool ’58 Ford 300 2-door sedan. Built 427 by Michael’s Racing Engines, fresh 4-speed. Every part used in the car is dated to the early 1970s, giving this car a perfect period look. Fast, fun, reliable, and easy to drive, it really stands out!

The fellow who built this cool Ford 300 specializes in re-creating cars that would have been prowling the streets in the past. In this Ford’s case, it’s the early 1970s and the car totally nails the look. There’s not a single part on the car that dates later than about 1973 and as a result, it has a feel that will take you back to those awesome days when cruising the streets and picking up races at red lights was our primary form of recreation. The bodywork is entirely stock and remains laser-straight with no patches or repairs, thanks to a lifetime in a sheetmetal-friendly climate. They laid down a slick coat of black with enough metallic in it to make it sparkle in the sunlight, another ‘70s touch that works rather well. Nothing was modified beyond deleting the front bumper, which was a popular trick to reduce weight. The result is that the grille appears to be floating in the center of the opening and the car looks lighter at a glance. The 300 2-door sedan was the base model, but that was the one everyone wanted since it was also the lightest and stiffest, but despite its status as the entry-level Ford, it wears enough bright chrome and stainless to look well-dressed. Note the faux hood scoop up front, the bright stainless trim along its sides, and the oval taillights, which are from a station wagon so they tuck into the bodywork a little bit better. This car is all about the details and the more you look, the better it gets.

The interior has been upgraded with a set of leather seats from an early ‘70s Mercury—another detail that locks the car into its period. The sparkling 3-spoke steering wheel was a staple at ‘70s AutoRama shows and works perfectly here. Factory gauges are joined by a column-mounted tach and auxiliary gauges under the dash, and they all work properly. There’s a powerful stereo system that actually sounds quite good in the freshened 300 interior thanks to decent sound deadening underneath. The Hurst shifter for the 4-speed transmission racks through the gears with effortless ease and offers a cool 8-ball knob that just works in the 300. Even the back seat was upgraded to match the fronts, so it has an all-of-a-piece feel that is indicative of this builder’s attention to detail. The headliner is recent so it’s bright and taut, and the shag in the rear window is funky enough to work just right. There’s also a good-sized trunk with a spare tire and battery box.

The original G-code 332 cubic inch V8 is long gone, replaced by a thundering Ford 427 side oiler built by the pros at Michael’s Racing Engines. Punched out to 445 cubic inches and belting out an estimated 500 horsepower, it makes this 300 seriously fast if you’re willing to use it properly. But at the same time, it’s docile, idles nicely, starts easily, and is happy to cruise down the highway without any fussing at all. The engine is dressed in early ‘70s components from the carburetor to the headers, with the only modern piece being the aluminum radiator to keep it nice and cool and a modern dual master cylinder for the power front disc brakes. The 4-speed manual transmission was recently rebuilt and shifts beautifully, and you know it doesn’t even flinch when that 427 is spinning at full bore. Out back, the Ford 9-inch is full of 3.73 gears, which makes this big Ford feel punchy around town, but it’s actually quite comfortable on the highway at about 2800 RPM. Disc brakes were fitted up front and the steering, while unassisted, is actually quite light and easy to manage. The glasspack-style mufflers give it a great soundtrack but they, too, settle down at highway speeds. And we really dig those vintage Torque Thrust wheels up front and the painted steelies out back with sticky Racemasters for the perfect finishing touch.

We know this car isn’t for everyone, but if you were there in the early ‘70s, this car is going to bring back a lot of great memories. It’s beautifully finished and exacting in its specifications, and it really does drive beautifully. The attention to detail is what makes this car special, so if that’s your era, this is your car. Call today!

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Vehicle: 1958 Ford Custom 300
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: 120100
Odometer Reading: 27,768
VIN: G8KG162708
Engine: 445 cubic inch V8
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Gear Ratio: 3.73
Wheelbase: 116 inches
Wheels: 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
Tires: 15-inch performance tires
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black vinyl
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