1956 Ford Fairlane Custom Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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Old school customs are often an exercise in excess. Owners build outrageous
machines to push the envelope of what's possible, trying to create
something that hasn't been done before. That often results in highly
individualized cars that lack mass appeal. That's why this 1956 Ford
Fairlane is special: it's an old school custom that uses all of the
traditional tricks without going overboard. This car is the perfect
representation of what an average guy might have built in the late 1950s,
with spectacular paint, a lot of custom trim, and a 351 Windsor under the
hood. We don't often showcase true customs like this, but when we do,
they're inevitably some of the most popular cars on the showroom floor.
Customs are renowned for their use of color and special paints, and this
lovely Fairlane is no exception. Its classic combination of red and white
is exactly what I think of when someone says 1956 Ford Fairlane. Aside from
a few barely noticeable chips here and there, the paint is beautiful. The
body work is straight and clean, and with all that bright trim, there's
nowhere for misaligned panels to hide. The gaps are extremely good
considering the body is nearly 60 years old. Everything is crisp and
beautifully blended. A big part of this custom's look is the trim. All
Fairlanes received the dramatic sweeping side trim that stretches from the
headlights to the edge of the rear quarters, and it provides the ideal
break point for the two-tone color combination. The grille, and both front
and rear bumpers have been recently re-chromed, and they're near show
This custom is powered by a healthy 351 Windsor, which is a reliable,
powerful engine that works extremely well in this custom. The engine bay is
nicely detailed, from the paint on the underside of the hood, to the
painted fender walls and core support. There's chrome on the air cleaner
and valve covers, which is pretty much standard equipment in any modified
car these days. The list of quality components under the hood include an
Edelbrock carb, chrome alternator, chrome coil, billet distributor, new
wiring, and a period correct 12volt battery. Up front is the beautiful
aluminum radiator, and underneath that is the trans cooler. The heater
motor and components look to be in great condition, and the A/C compressor
is polished. There is cruise control, power steering and power brakes.
The transmission is a C6 automatic turning the Fairlane's Ford 8" rear end.
Out back you will find the springs, shocks and rear sway bar make the ride
very smooth. The gas tank is in great condition, with an electric fuel pump
installed. The Exhaust system is new,
and you will find new brake and fuel lines. The emergency brake cables are
in good condition as well. Up front, a GM A-Body suspension has been
grafted in, and it looks fantastic. The bushings and ball joints are newer,
the steering gear is in good shape and there is a front sway bar as well.
The floorboards are clean and painted, free of dirt, rust and undercoating.
The frame is in beautiful condition as well, showing all of the spot welds,
with no rust or pitting. The previous owner built a couple of heat shields
for the Glasspack mufflers, showing how well cared for the undercarriage of
this Fairlane is. Check out the clean rockers! And while you're over there,
look right behind the front wheels. Those are the electric poppers for the
doors. Just hit them with your toe, and the doors open right up.
The interior is nicely finished in matching red and white fabrics, and it's
very tastefully done. With power seats, a tilt/telescoping wheel, A/C,
heat, tunes and VDO gauges, what more could you ask for? This is one clean
and comfortable interior! Out back, the trunk is finished with matching
carpet and a spare tire. The continental kit is just another bonus. With
the airbrushed "At the Hop" artwork, this Fairlane is ready for a night out
at the drive in!
There's easily twice the asking price wrapped up in this gorgeous custom.
Like most customs of the '50s, the mechanicals were reliable and sturdy,
and functional and clean is the name of the game. True customs are all
about appearances, and the beautifully finished bodywork on this Fairlane
is a tribute to the early pioneers of metalworking and paint technology.
With all the right touches, this is a car that will make guys who were
there smile, and create a whole new generation of custom car fans who
understand that how a car looks is just as important as how it runs. If
you're one of those guys, get in touch today, because this car is a lot of
traditional fun for not a lot of money. Call now! 7 Days a week
1956 Ford Fairlane Part 3 - The Finished Product
This is the final video in a 3 part series. Please watch the other 2
videos to see the building/progress of the car. My son and I built this
Fairlane from the ground up with many modifications along the way. Enjoy.
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Dev puts the gears to the Fairlane while Shay rocks the T-Bird on the way
to the Napanee Valley Cruisers weekly cruise nite.
Thanks to OSR Performance, 677PSE and my kids.
I couldn't be a prouder Dad.
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