This beautiful 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria features the rare
and desirable glass roof. The Fairlane in 1955 was Ford's top-line
model, and while the expensive transparent top only sold 1,999
units, they helped propel Ford to its best sales year since 1923.
As many Ford fans are aware, the factory built Skyliners are
identified with a 64B body code. However, both the hard top and
glass top Crown Victorias shared the flashy chrome "basket handle,"
or "tiara," which flowed up one B-pillar, across the roof, and down
the other, as well as the trademark stainless-steel "Fairlane
stripe" on the side. The glass roof was built in such low numbers,
it is not uncommon to find a standard Crown Victoria, with body
code 64A such as this car, that has acquired a glass roof after
leaving the production line.
Finished in "Coral Mist", this beauty benefits from a well
preserved older restoration that has recently been refreshed.
Although not born in these colors, this color combination is
correct for Ford in 1955. The chrome Fairlane stripe, B-pillar
tiara, and chrome bumpers with optional overrides are in great
condition and sparkle with brilliance. Also looking great are the
dual A-pillar mounted search lights, the rear fender skirts, and
"Continental Kit" spare tire. With the brilliant brightwork and
nicely maintained paint and interior, this car looks very
The engine bay of this Crown Victoria looks like it just rolled off
the assembly line. Surfaces clean enough to eat from. Featuring
Ford's new-for-1954 Y-block V8 displacing 272 cubic inches (4.5L),
the "U" code engine with 2-barrel carburetor and single exhaust
produces a healthy 162 hp. The silver-gray air cleaner, black valve
covers, and bright orange block gleam with fresh paint. The engine
bay indeed appears to reflect the 837 miles rolled on the odometer
since being refreshed.
There's more on the inside than low mileage numbers. 1955 Fords
featured panoramic windshields, in which the A-pillars are
vertical, giving the driver exceptional visibility. The front power
bench seat complements the exterior and is upholstered in coral
vinyl with black cloth inserts. The matching rear bench seat
features a fold-down center armrest for that extra touch of luxury.
Upholstery, carpets and headliner all show as new. The interior
finish and chrome are smooth and bright, and power windows add a
touch of convenience. The view outward through the transparent top
is sure to bring a smile.
The rarest of 1955 Fords, this car is an incredible find. The
restoration quality is excellent, with attention to detail in all
respects. At home on display or on the road, it will positively
delight its new owner.
To learn more about this car or initiate your purchase, please call
Art & Speed at (901) 850-0507.
272 ci Y-Block V8 rated at 162 HP
2-Speed "Ford-O-Matic" Transmission
Beautifully Restored Engine Bay
15" Ford Wire Wheel Covers
Firestone Deluxe Champion Whitewall Tires (7.10-15)
Manual Drum Brakes
Ford Chrome Deflector Exhaust Tips
Very Nice Finish in year-correct "Coral Mist" (Pink) Finish
Beautiful Chrome and Stainless Trim
Front and Rear Accessory Grill/Bumper Guards
"Continental" Spare Tire Kit
Coral Vinyl Bench Seats with Black/Gray Woven Cloth Inserts
Tinted Glass "Skyliner" Roof
Coral and Black Door Panels
Crown Victoria Pushbutton AM Radio
Nice Black Carpet