Before they became the most widely used police interceptor the
Crown Victoria was introduced as the top of the line model for Ford
in 1955. Fairlane replaced the Crestline model and although the
Crown Vic and Fairlane look similar the Crown Vic had more trim
including the iconic bow that runs over the roofline. This 55 is a
really neat classic that is owned by a good friend. We have sold
many vehicles for this owner in the past and every single one has
been a very well built car. If he is listing something with us we
are always 100% confident that it is mechanically sound. This car
was a barn find that had been parked away since the late 60s. In
fact the last time it was tagged was 1966. The car has a very cool
style and has been entirely gone through except for the body and
paint. He purposely left it alone so it continued to have that barn
find aged looking exterior. We hesitate to call it a rat rod
because it is nice throughout and all of the stainless/chrome is
like new but it does kind of have that style. It is done in a Red
and White combo that has faded in the perfect way. You could easily
finish it out with fresh paint but personally we like the look as
is. It has very nice Frank Palmer pinstriping throughout and Palmer
is known as one of the best in the biz. The rear tail lights are
from a 56 Mercury which give it a cool custom look from the back.
The car rides on nice Chrome American Racing wheels that are
wrapped with Diamond Back white wall tires.
Pop the hood and you will see the drivetrain is where a lot of time
and work was invested into the car. It has a 60 over 312 Y Block
motor that runs very well. It is fitted with a Clay Smith cam, John
Mummert intake, valley cover, Thunderbird valve covers, custom
alternator bracket, adjustable rocker arm assembly, and an
Edelbrock carburetor. The car runs great and sounds good as well
through the new 2 inch exhaust by Kinneys. It is a nice reliable
driver and has zero heat issues with the 4 core radiator and
mechanical fan. The suspension and brakes were entirely rebuilt and
utilizes a dual master cylinder with new disc brakes up front. It
also has a Borgeson power steering set up which makes it a
comfortable car to cruise around in. Paired with the motor is a
700R Phoenix transmission with Wild cat adapter and a new drive
shaft. The wiring was all redone and converted to 12 volt. Another
nice addition include the new port electric wipers and transmission
The interior of the car is all new and done in Red. It has a split
bench seat up front and in back there is a fold down armrest in the
middle. The upholstery, carpet, door panels and headliner all look
excellent. The dash looks really clean and the owner did something
pretty cool when he decided to add additional gauges for the Volt,
Fuel, Water, and Oil pressure. Instead of cutting on the dash or
adding one of those underdash units he utilizes some of the
original design layout. 1st the ashtray was removed and then the
Magic Aire system controls was relocated to where the clock would
have been originally. Now the open hole was used to add a 4 in 1
Autometer gauge. The result gives it a very clean look and if you
didn't recognize Autometer gauges as being new would think it was
all factory. The column is out of a 56 Ford and fitted with a
tachometer and 15 inch reduced diameter steering wheel. The stereo
is a Kenwood AM/FM/CD player with Aux connection. The rest is all
stock except for a few pinstriping accents. The trunk has a ton of
additional storage space and the pan is solid.
This classic has a really cool look and runs very well. Having the
slightly faded paint on the outside with all new insides makes for
a very unique car.
Start cruising in this cool classic for $32,500.00!
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