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1954 Ford Customline Town Sedan [73B]

1954 Ford Customline [73B] in The Andy Griffith Show, TV Series, 1960-1968 IMDB Ep. 3.27

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1954 Ford Customline Town Sedan [73B]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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vilero ES

2009-05-05 12:19

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Customline [73B] or Crestline 4-door Town Sedan [73C]?

tv boy US

2009-05-05 15:37

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The vehicle badging indicates this is a Customline:

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"All right, all right, all right, you all smell gas! What do you think this thing runs on, coal?"

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No collection of Mayberry-related automotive images would be complete without this classic, the car Barney buys from Myrtle "Hubcaps" Lesch, the little old lady from Mt. Pilot. One of my favorite episodes.

-- Last edit: 2009-05-18 22:51:27

Commander 57 US

2011-03-21 22:03

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It IS my single favorite episode.
Just finished watching it on TV Land.
(And the car was never mistreated!)

portacker US

2013-01-31 00:02

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The list of repairs Gomer gives to Barney doesn't include any rust repair. I would buy a 54 Customline for $300 with all those easily repaired problems. Would this car have a flathead V-8 or a six?

Skid US

2014-07-24 01:26

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It wouldn't be a flathead V8, since 1954 was the debut year of the Y-block replacement. However, the lack of "V8" badging on the fender suggests a six cylinder car, either the 215ci or 223ci. Interesting, the latter engine actually produced virtually the same performance as the optional 239ci V8, making it the smart buy for the year.

The interior shot shows the car is equipped with a Fordomatic automatic transmission, which AFAIK was available on all engines. Then again, the interior shots were studio shot using components (hence the horn button gag), so the running/driving car may not have been an automatic.

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