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For Sale: 1956 Ford Victoria in Riverwoods, Illinois

Vehicle Description

"One of a Kind" Car- Head Turner-Smooth Running & Driving

Purchased and modified in 1956 by Frank & John Balzano- later by late Dana Pope

All metal body- straight - no accidents- beautiful Mercury Metallic Blue paint

Thunderbird V8 Engine-312 cu- 202 hp

New Engine Gauges- New Water and Fuel Pumps

3-2 Barrel Holley Carbs- 3 speed Manual Floor Shifter

New Gas Tank- New Engine Heater Core; New Radiator; 4 New Steel Belted Wide Whitewalls

Frenched Headlights with '53 Ford Rings and Formed Hoods

Door Handles removed - '55 Mercury station wagon taillights. 

Buick portholes installed in the hood--fender skirts with '53 Mercury spears  

2- '53 Studebaker splash pans to the front & rear (one flipped on top of the other)

Manual Steering with Drum Brakes- manual windows

Driver's door release button under front grille with remote

Trunk release button under driver's dash

'58 Chevy Taillights serve as front turn indicators

Hand-formed hoods added to the taillights to mimic the front headlights 

Two '59 Edsel grilles horizontally installed front and rear framed by '59 Buick grille mesh

Restored am/fm original radio- modern am/fm radio-45 rpm vintage record player

Unique blue & white pleated and rolled Naugahyde Interior matched by the Roof, Dash & Trunk. 

Pinstriping by Larry Watson of White Plains, New York.

Dual functioning Spotlights - dual "faux" Lake Pipes

"Star Dust" has accumulated 53 trophies- Best on Show, Best Interior & Best Paint.  "Star Dust" Appeared on magazine covers: December, 1960 cover of "Car Craft" magazine; July, 1961 cover of "Customs Illustrated".

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Ford Victoria
  • Listing ID: CC-1226641
  • Price: $40,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Riverwoods, Illinois
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Victoria
  • Exterior Color:blue metallic
  • Interior Color:blue & white
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:44700
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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