When you think of the 1950s, this is the exact kind of car that
comes to mind. Elegant, ornate, and plenty of chrome, this 1956
Ford Fairlane Club Sedan can be your time capsule.
Finished in its factory-correct Fiesta Red and Colonial White,
Fords were instantly recognizable with their sweeping chrome trim
dividing this two-tone. It's truly a full-length treatment
extending from the headlight all the way back to the tail. And we
love that artful dip in the door. That's why it's great to find
such a complete example like this one. The total effect of all this
chrome, and the optional fender skirts, give this coupe the lower,
wider, and longer feel that everyone in Detroit wanted back in the
day. The jet-inspired touches are seen everywhere from the hood
ornament to the afterburner taillights, and the overall classic
details go right down to the factory-style hubcaps and whitewalls.
So this really loves to put its vintage flair on full display.
Inside, the red returns, and now it's joined by a tasteful dark
gray. This completes the full factory-correct color combo, and so
the very original style presentation is quite welcomed here.
There's more nice details, like how the two wide rows of bench
seating have piping that contrasts the gray vinyl and coordinates
with the comfy cloth inserts. There are specific elements to a '56
Ford you don't find elsewhere, like the padded dash and recessed
gauge package. These are joined by the factory steering wheel with
Ford family crest, and even the AM radio is still there for
display. It's all designed to give you that nostalgic cruiser
The Thunderbird badging on the front fender is no accident. Pop the
hood and you'll find a quite tidy 292 cubic-inch Y-block V8 motor.
That was an optional powerplant that carried the Thunderbird name
and was borrowed from Ford's personal cruiser. Topped with a
four-barrel carburetor, this is the exact kind of power you expect
from a two-tone cruising classic. The motor fires up readily, and
it makes a subtly sweet sound out of the dual exhaust. Plus, the
column-shifter three-speed manual transmission gives you complete
control while also adding to the vintage cool.
When a two-tone classic like this is presented to be a solid
vintage driver, you know your nostalgia won't let this one get
away. Call today!!!
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