Pat and Norma Reibenspies have owned this 1954 Ford Victoria hardtop virtually since it was new, having bought it as a demonstrator from Pat's brother at Price Auto Service when the '55 Fords came out. The car, with just under 114,000 miles on it, is in remarkable, unrestored condition.
Only the chrome valve covers, the polished brass radiator tank and the speed equipment stickers on the firewall betray the otherwise strictly stock appearance of the venerable 239 cubic inch Y-block V-8 under the hood of the old Ford.
It is hard to believe, but the body of the car still wears its original Sanstone White paint and factory chrome trim. The round tail lights, which Ford debuted in 1952, would continue as a trademark of the company until 1958 and then return in 1959.
Pat Reibenspies is quick to point out his '54 Ford is no show car, as the trunk reveals. He still enjoys getting the car out on nice days and is a regular at the Friday night cruise-ins at Central and West streets.