Bobby's '55 Ford Crown Vic -- project or parts

Our friend Bobby owns a '55 Ford Crown Victoria that at one time he had planned on restoring. He has decided the project would require more work than he is prepared to undertake, however, so he is selling this car. It could be used for parts or potentially could be restored. He had removed the engine and transmission, and the engine (312 V8) would need rebuilt.

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1955 FORD CROWN VIC HARDTOP COUPE - CLASSIC MID-FIFTIES STYLING
1955 brought out the new Ford design, a symetrical and stylish car which featured hooded headlights, fender spear that divided two tone colors, and with the Crown Vic that stainless steel " crown" that wrapped over the roof from side to side. This band was sometimes referred to as the " basket handle ". The low end Ford was the plain jane Mainline, then the Customline, and Fairlane. The Crown Vic was within the Fairlane model. The engine choices were an L head 6, 223 cid, with 120 hp, then the V8, 272 cid, that would produce either 162 hp or 182 hp. This particular Vic costs $2,202 at the dealer and has the optional continental kit and skirts which make the Vic look lower and longer. The interior always matched the two-tone paint scheme which has a harmonious effect. The Crown Vic name was revived in the eighties and was utilized taxi companies and police forces for years. Alas, the Crown Vic of today will cease production this year. No more Crown Vic cabs and law enforcement vehicles. Thanks very much for viewing this gorgeous '55 Crown Vic.





1955 FORD CROWN VICTORIA - THE "BASKET HANDLE" ROOF BAND MODEL
Ford created an experimental car of the future called the Mystere. The '55 Crown Vic would borrow some of those design cues including the stainless steel wrapover roof band sometimes referred to as the " basket handle", or the tiara. The '55 model was a complete makeover in design which had the Crown Vic at the top followed by Victoria, Sunliner convertible, station wagons, Fairlane, Customline, and lastly the Mainline. There were 3 engines available for any model of Ford. These were the L-head 6, 223 cid, 120 hp., V8, 272 cid, 162 hp., and a V8, 272 cid, 182 hp. The Crown Vic came with or without a Plexiglas roof insert but only 1,999 were built vs. 33,165 Vics with standard steel roof. The Plexiglass Vic costs $2,272 and the standard roof cost $2,202. The new design caused sales to increase to levels not seen at Ford since 1923. This Crown Vic is just spendidly restored in it's red and white 2-tone color scheme seen inside as well as out. The engine compartment - you could eat off of it, the fender skirts, arm rest, speedometer window on top to view with sunlight shining through and the basket handle crown are all features that make this particular Vic a truly beautiful car. Look this over and I'm sure you'll agree that mid-fifties Ford products are in a field all by themselves. Thanks very much for viewing this 1955 Ford Crown Victoria hardtop.




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