50s LUXURY, 292 YBLOCK V8, AUTO, EXCELLENT FULL RESTO, TOP OF THE LINE 50s FUN!

Price: US $52,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fairlane
  • SubModel: Crown Vic
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 64,411
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 292 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Vic

Here's your chance to get your hands on something rare, eautiful, nd exceptionally interesting. This 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria made up less than 2% of Fairlane production, o you'll likely never find one again that looks so correct, r so nice.Finished in its factory-correct Fiesta Red and Colonial White, he restored paintwork is definitely a product of the flashy 1950s. Fords were instantly recognizable with their sweeping chrome trim dividing the two-tone combinations, xtending from the headlight all the way back to the tail. It's easy to distinguish the Crown Victorias as the highest level of the already top-of-the-line Ford Fairlanes, ecause only these have the encompassing brightwork that visually separates the front and rear passenger compartments. The total effect of all this chrome, nd the optional fender skirts, ive this coupe the lower, ider, nd longer feel that everyone in Detroit strove for back then. Today it takes an exceptionally straight Ford like this one to wear all of the intricate brightwork correctly. The matching two-tone interior appears just like it did the day it left the Louisville, entucky factory in 1956. The seats were re-covered during restoration so that white vinyl is pure and pristine. In the highest echelon of Ford coupes, ven the rear seats got the same style treatment, nd the roomy bench even has an armrest for individual luxury. The stylish door panels have a similar swoopy design to emulate the exterior trim, nd it wraps into the dashboard in a continuous sweep. This was the year of Ford's Lifeguard safety package, hich added some interesting items like the seatbelts, added dashboard, nd the cool recessed gauge package. Just from sitting from behind the wheel, verything feels like a time machine back to the '50s, ight down to the heater/defrost controls. The only exception is an AM/FM radio with modern digital tuner that fits into the original knob and chrome trim. There are also auxiliary gauges for oil, ater, nd power so you know exactly what's going on in the engine bay at all times.The Thunderbird badging on the front fender is no accident. Pop the hood and you'll find a 292 cubic-inch Ford Y-block V8 motor. That was an optional powerplant borrowed from Ford's ultimate personal cruiser, he Thunderbird. It's a not only one of the largest motors Ford offered back then, ut it also came standard with a Holley four-barrel carburetor to give this coupe the power to be an anywhere kind of cruiser. This Crown Vic has been so authentic so far, hat you absolutely should expect the same level from the restoration in the engine bay. The motor wears its correct oil bath air cleaner, hunderbird-style valve covers, nd a bright red engine block. This is mated to the optional Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission, nd the dual exhaust makes a nice sound as it stylishly exits through two slots in the rear bumper. It's these kind of luxury touches that keep the Fairlane Crown Victoria one of the coolest ways aimlessly wander the boulevard on a Saturday night. Of course when the Sunday car show comes, ou'll be glad this one is on wire wheels with reproduction whitewalls for the ultimate 1950s tribute. This is a rare Ford that has been restored to an exceptional level of quality and even comes with the correct owner's manual. Don't let something this beautiful slip through your fingers. Call today!!