1955 Ford Fairlane
The Ford Fairlane is an automobile model that was sold between 1955
and 1970 by Ford in North America. The name is derived from Henry
Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan. Over time, the
name referred to a number of different cars in different classes;
the Fairlane was initially a full-sized car but became a mid-sized
car from the 1962 model year.
For consignment, a basket handle version of a buttoned up 1955 Ford
Fairlane. Simple one tone paint, lots of chrome and a swoop spear,
fender skirts, snappy Ford badged 5 spoke rally wheels, and a
pristine interior. Mirroring a time of free spirits, the advent of
rock and roll, greasers, leather jackets and blue jeans and girls
in poodle skirts. Happy days fer sur! Let's burn some rubber
With its straight rust free steel slabbed panels sculpted into a
swept back design, emphasized by the swoop spear on the sides, and
the rear leaning basket handle trim on the roof, this car is moving
forward while standing still. A few bumps, areas of wearing thin
and very minor underlying rust spots are duly noted and mainly
insignificant. An ultra wide B pillar extending from the basket
handle and framing the curved rear glass, topping the rear quarters
on its way rearward your competition is cruising for a bruisin'
from this cool cat. For the rear taillights think T bird with the
dawn of the jet age design. Nice chromed bumpers on front and rear
and also on the rear dual exhaust tips protruding from the bottom
and pumping out the volume! This all bathed in deep fire engine red
with its badging and trimmings its well on its way to razz my
More red and this time in vinyl, and not the kind you put on your
Hi Fi, but a split back bench with some tuck and roll inserts and
smooth bolsters. This plays out for the rear bench as well and I
have thoughts of cruising to the drive in and parking in the
passion pit area...SCORE! More red for the one fan bump housing the
speedo metal dash just wonderfully restored, all snazzy and
buttoned, along with an aftermarket column mounted tachometer which
emulates the round temp control to its immediate right side.
Replacing the original juke box is an aftermarket SONY
Am/FM/Cassette radio neatly inserted into the red dash. Red carpet
(of course!) floods the floors and is nearly perfect as is the felt
headliner. Some wear is on the sun visors, but when you flip them
down, you'll never see it! A shout out to the door panels looking
all cool, and the trunk with plenty of room to sneak friends into
the drive in, but the back seat is otherwise reserved for me and my
squeeze and her classy chassis.
Power has it made in the shade with a newer 292ci V8 all painted
and polished to perfection under the hood. This mill sports 312
heads and has mostly new parts and only 5K miles on it. On back is
a rebuilt numbers matching original automatic transmission. Very
Showing slight surface rust on the frame, and light corrosion on
the rockers as well as light sprinkling of surface rust on the
usual suspects, the undercarriage remains solid. Drum brakes for
all 4 corners, and for the front suspension we see independent;
Angle-Poised ball-joint system; rubber-bushed tilted,
transverse-link-type; tailored-to-weight coil springs; tubular
shock absorbers; rubber-bushed, 3-piece ride stabilizer. For the
rear tubular shocks and leaf springs. Very simple underneath.
I grabbed my chick and we both nestled into the front seat on the
driver's side and we went for a cruise. The car performs
beautifully starting in a flash and taking off in one too! Runs
fab, and the original automatic tranny shifts smoothly. Highway
cruising was comfortable at low RPMs, and handling was good enough
to keep my babe glued next to me.
A visual trip back in time to 1955 with its plethora of chromed
trimmings, the basket handle as an extra eye catcher, and overall
beautiful red, red, red outside and in. A snappy job, a cool car,
and a throwback in great condition. Lighting up the tilt sign right
here in the hallowed halls of Classic Auto Mall.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.