1955 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan
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.
Up for consignment, a 1955 version of the Ford Fairlane. This car
is in the mid restoration condition, with a restored exterior
brought to primer condition, an attempt at an interior restoration
with bucket seats, and a suede back seat, and a partially restored
engine bay. No rust on exterior panels, stainless looks good on the
swoop spear, however remaining chrome has beginnings of rust and
pitting, and interior dash is very nice. An open palette if you
will, with your subject sketched in and now awaiting a handy
restorer's imagination to run wild on the finishing touches.
A two-tone primer if you will with flat black covering the front
bumper, headlight visors, roof, and lower third of front and rear
quarters, as well as the rockers. Upper panels are the standard
gray primer, with the passenger side from the door and aft, a
lighter shade of primer. All panels are sanded up and ready for
final coat. All chrome and stainless trimmings are attached as well
as badging in your grandmother's handwriting. The rear trunk trim
strip has also been painted black as has the rear bumper. The jet
age round taillights taken from the T bird are on back with the
parking lights/signals atop in an inverted V cathedral style.
Window trimmings are all there, some dimpling and rust has crept on
to them. Glass is clear, and roof above shows no rust. The standard
Ford badged dog dish wheel covers with chromed dish rings
encircling the outside and wrapped in thin whites all around.
The teal headliner, somewhat stained and mold covered, hangs above
a partially restored interior. Starting upfront the dash is a
beautifully painted metallic teal, and all the gauges have been
cleaned up and it presents as original. This includes the arched
half oval dash top which houses the speedometer, fuel, and temp
gauges, as well as an oil and generator warning lights. All the
black bakelite buttons and knobs are present and accounted for, and
in the center is a trio of round styled bezel airflow circle,
radio, and clock. On the passenger side is the glovebox all metal,
and Ford V8 badged. An original nicely preserved steering wheel is
fronting the dash. Seats have been changed out to buckets in black
vinyl, and the rear seat has broadcloth inserts within a suede
bolstered bench. On the floors is a nice rubber textured matting
all looking snappy on the bottom. Door panels retain their original
charm and emulate the exterior swoop spear utilizing dark teal,
light teal and gray paint.
Looking under the hood, we see an unrestored and unknown if
original to this car 272ci V8 topped with a single 2-barrel
carburetor. On back of this mill is a 3 speed Ford-O-Matic
transmission which pushes power rearward to a 3.30 rear axle. Noted
in front of all this is a new aluminum radiator.
Some surface rust, some primer in red, and clean floorpans, surface
rusted side rocker panels and hangers, and new glass pack cherry
bomb mufflers for the dual exhaust. A new fuel tank has been put
on, and this car utilizes independent coil springs upfront, and
leaf springs on the rear. Seen are drum brakes on all 4 corners,
which have surface rust on them. Frame appears solid with some
The vital fluids were checked, and our faithful test battery
installed to see if life could be breathed into this classic. A
turn of the key and some spot on cranking revolutions the engine
came to life. The idle was a little rough, most likely due to stale
gasoline. We kept the test drive short but the car does perform as
it should. A weekend worth of work should have her running like a
Overall condition is good, with no rust exterior ready to paint,
some work needing to be done on the chrome trimmings, a restored
dash looking great, interesting choice of seats, and an unrestored
engine. Time to get creative, pick this beauty up for a good price,
and go to work giving you a great investment along with your
interpretation to get you trophies for your mantle.
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.