Price: US $37,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fairlane
  • SubModel: Club Sedan
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 57,006
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 312 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Tan
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1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan

The very best cars you can buy are those that were restored for love rather than profit. This 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan, for instance, probably cost two or three times the asking price to restore, and the labor of love behind the effort didn't care one bit about the staggering cost. The result is an exquisite restoration of an unusual car that's just off-the-charts amazing.The two-tone color combination on this lovely Fairlane is Buckskin Tan and Colonial White, an unusual and perfectly charming 1950s look. Fit and finish are show-quality and the investment in time and labor is obvious everywhere you look. The doors fit flush, the fenders and quarters are smooth and free of distortions, and the paint has a soft glow that looks exactly right on the 1950s Ford. Dramatic side trim was a Ford look in the mid-50s and it gives this car a very upscale look and also provides the perfect breaking point for the two-tone paint, and I've always particularly enjoyed the way the headlight rings wrap around into the hood. There's probably $15,000 worth of chrome on this car, too, with brilliant bumpers, shiny stainless with a lot of detail, and correct emblems including the delicate 'Fairlane' script on the doors.The Medium Brown interior is equally impressive and the unusual fabrics and color are most definitely correct for 1956. The two-door club sedan is what most folks call a "post coupe" and there's plenty of room front and rear for full-sized adults. Both bench seats wear correct patterns and that funky fabric with beautifully stitched door panels to match. The gauges will probably look familiar to anyone who has driven an early 2-seat Thunderbird and the color-matched steering wheel is beautifully finished. Correct carpets and a taut headliner are details that make it feel fresh inside and there's very little wear since it was completed. A factory AM radio remains in the dash, although like many cars of this era, it's not currently functional. There's also a massive trunk in back, making this an ideal road trip car, and it's dressed up with a correct plaid mat and full-sized spare tire.A Thunderbird-spec 312 cubic inch V8 was planted under the hood and it gives the club sedan sparkling road manners. Supremely smooth at idle and energetic enough to make this heavy cruiser feel quick, it's a bit of performance in an otherwise fairly conservative package. Complete with a heavy-duty air cleaner, bright Ford Red paint on the block, and Thunderbird valve covers, it looks racy under the hood. Other correct bits include reproduction hose clamps, a cast iron master cylinder, and a reproduction FoMoCo battery. A 2-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission makes the most of the engine's broad torque curve and there are easy-cruising gears out back. You'll also note that the underside of the car is beautifully finished and so shiny that you'll think twice about driving it when the weather is about to turn and with a burbling dual exhaust system, it makes wonderful sounds going down the road. Recent wide whitewall radials are fitted to the original wheels with wire hubcaps.Unusual colors make this a standout car, even though it's also subtle. A true labor of love, this car is exceptional in every way and it shows. Call today!