Model: Crown Victoria
Color: Red / White
1333 Park Ave West
Highland Park, IL 60035
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.
1956 Ford Victoria
The body is a 1956 Ford Victoria...but everything else is Supercharged Mustang...the perfect blend of
old and new....shot at the 2012 Street Rod Nationals South from Knoxville
TN...A very cool Hot Rod...ck it out!!!
132404 / 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria
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Customs are renowned for their use of color and special paints, and this
lovely Fairlane is no exception. It's brilliant silver pearl with candy
purple, and the difference between these colors and those you'd find on a
production car is remarkable. Of course, cool paint will only get you so
far if the bodywork isn't properly done, so every panel on this car was
sanded, buffed, and massaged until it was laser-straight. And with all that
bright trim, there's nowhere for misaligned panels to hide. Like any great
custom, the modifications are so subtle and well-executed, it's almost
impossible to tell where the changes are, because it looks so factory.
Everything is crisp and beautifully blended, and you'll need a stock
Fairlane next to this one to see all the modifications.
While the original Y-block V8 was no slouch in the horsepower department, this
custom is now powered by a healthy 351 cubic inch Windsor V8. Dressed in
bright Ford Blue, the engine bay is tidy and easy to service, and a nice
compromise between flashy upgrades and OEM equipment. There's chrome on the
air cleaner and valve covers, which is pretty much standard equipment in
any modified car these days, but to keep it reliable, all the original Ford
mechanicals remain in place.
The transmission is a C6 3-speed automatic turning the Fairlane's original
live rear axle. In fact, aside from modern tube shocks, the suspension and
steering systems remain 100% original. The original frame and floors have
been undercoated to control heat and noise, and the 351 exhales through a
pair of cherry bomb mufflers that were the only choice if you were a hot
rodder in the 1950s. Traditionalists will be pleased to see that it rolls
on color-matched steel wheels with spinner wheel covers and vintage-looking
Coker Classic wide whitewall bias-ply tires.
The interior is nicely finished in matching silver and purple fabrics, and
it's very tastefully done. With pleated seats, slick cloth and vinyl door
panels, and a dashboard painted to match the body, it's the perfect
complement to the body. All the original gauges have been retained and
remain fully functional, with a trio of auxiliary gauges installed in their
own panel under the dash. The original AM radio is still in the dash in a
nod to originality and authenticity, with a modern AM/FM/CD head unit right
below it so nothing had to be cut or modified. You'll also find that the
carpets have been expertly trimmed, with a heel pad for the driver and
matching binding on the edges, including around the custom shifter housing.
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, who were often years and years ahead of
the OEMs. With all the right period 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!
132559 / 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria
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This Mandarin Orange ultra-custom '55 Crown Victoria has won trophies at
the Grand National Roadster Show, the Blackie Gejeian Fresno Autorama,
Carlisle All-Ford Nationals and impressed the likes Boyd Coddington, George
Barris and John Force among others. It's one of the best customs on the
planet and it carries the show history to prove it.
Body modifications were handled by Bernt Karlsson, owner of Customs by
Bernt, who should be familiar to you as Boyd Coddington's painter on the
show American Hotrod. Karlsson began making customizations to the body by
adding a grille and front bumper from a '59 Thunderbird, pushbutton door
openers from a '41 Lincoln and taillights from a '55 Mercury. Once all of
that work was finished, round two consisted of front lights from a '55
Mercury station wagon, rear fender skirts from a '57 Mercury station wagon
and Cadillac wheel covers which provide a nice subtle stock-yet-custom
After the shell was finished, Nosse Brothers took over for the reassembly
and customization of the small details. They installed a full set of custom
fitted Solex tinted glass, painstakingly built up the Art Morrison chassis
before marrying it to the body and handled all finishing aspects of the car
from headliner to fuel lines.
1967 Thunderbird landau seats are done in the same soft, aromatic two tan
leather as the rest of the cockpit and look great next to Nosse Brothers
custom door panels. VDO classic series instruments are set in a customized
'56 Ford dash and the Ididit steering column features a billet Budnik
steering wheel which complements Nosse Brothers billet pedals. This custom
interior veritably screams class, refinement and comfort and makes for an
exceptionally well tied together car.
Art Morrison built the custom 3" by 4" boxed frame and tubular A arm front
suspension which houses Aldan Eagle coil overs at all four corners, a
Morrison spindle set, Wilwood 11" disc brakes and a Flaming River rack. Out
back, a Morrison four link set hangs a Hooper's Ford 9" with 3.50 gears,
Moser 36 spline axles and another pair of Wilwood 11" rear disc brakes.
Stainless fasteners are everywhere, braided hoses carry all fluids and the
top loader 4-speed and a Cannon Engineering driveshaft is as detailed as
the rest of the car. The floors are as perfect as the topside, making a
perfect backdrop to the custom 2.5" ceramic coated Exhaust. This is one show car that's as drivable
as it is perfect!
The big daddy 560 horsepower Ford Racing 460
cubic inch V8 looks right at home in the smoothed engine compartment. D-460
aluminum SCJ heads top the motor, getting their fill from a Blue Thunder
dual quad manifold and a pair of Holley 600s. Doug's Headers and a Modine
radiator round out the package and complement Bernt's smoothed firewall.
Built over a four year period at a cost of more than $250,000, this car is
the fulfillment of a childhood dream. When you've got the right people and
the right plan trophies just about get mailed to your door. It was Boyd
Coddington's personal pick at his eponymous cruise, best of show at John
Force's holiday cruise, finished second at the GNRS in mild custom, took
the Outstanding Elegance award in Fresno, best custom at Carlisle and
Meguiars sponsored the car in 2005. Of course, that list neglects smaller
shows that it's gone to, but suffice to say it never lost. Bob McClurg
himself wrote the car up in a six page spread in Super Rod.
If you're a Ford fan, a custom fan or a 50s fan this car just has to make
you smile. With its show winning history, award winning builders, mountain
of trophies and dynamite looks this is just the custom car centerpiece
you've been looking for to add to your collection!
1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria - 71K Original Miles - SOLD!
They are only this nice once! One owner, 71K miles, 292 automatic, power
steering, radio, heater, dual Exhaust,
one repaint, motor majored, fresh tune and service. Looks, runs and drives
great. This was grandpa's car, always maintained by his grandson. This
stunning '56 is offered without the new interior kit "needed" but seats are
useable. A new gas tank was just installed. Also, a potential buyer had a
pre-purchase inspection done but due to unforeseen inability to finance,
could not purchase. His loss is your gain and we will be happy to pass any
or all information on to the next buyer.
Please call for more information 1-888-597-6719.
503-855-4345 or 503-998-5499
1956 Ford Customline Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1956 Ford Customline
Very Solid Body rust free car
Powered by a thunderbird v8 motor
Car runs and drives great
Newer tires and rims
Car runs straight no shimming
No disappointment a great little solid driver
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