Re: No Fifties Fords in the Western Pacific?
There are a few around, you don't see them except for shows mainly but that is true of any fifties car. The rising price of fuel would have cut the daily driver numbers, even with a 302 or 351 they would go through a bit of juice.
One notable one I've seen a couple of times (at shows) is a 1959 Fairlane sedan that had been converted to a camper with pop-top and even airconditioning. It had a 100 gal (imperial!) fuel tank so that they could drive from Melbourne to Queensland at 80mph without refuelling, reason being fuel prices are cheaper in Qld.