1956 Ford Customline
Bill France the president of NASCAR, was quoted as saying, "The one
thing you can't take away from the Ford is that they have the best
steel in the entire industry regardless of price." He was referring
to the fact that under the terrible beatings of stock car racing,
Ford cars break fewer axles, wheels, frames and front-end
assemblies than any other make.
For consignment we present the 1956 Ford Customline. This two toned
custom interior and a slight bit of modern touches thrown in for
giggles car is a true retro throwback in many ways. A very nice
overall restoration which even includes the undercarriage. A new
engine, new suspension, and some xtra upgrades and we have a very
original looking resto-mod cruiser.
Bathed in beautiful blue just like Elvis' suede shoes, there is
plenty of accenting bling for you to enjoy while scanning the blue.
This includes but is not limited to the shiny wide open egg crate
grille. A large lower chrome bumper with some edge pieces that
contain the signals and running lights that wrap around the front
quarter just above the bumper below. On either side which has very
straight steel and nicely minded gaps there is an adornment of
stainless steel in the form of a swoop spear that runs the length
of the sides. Just above is a wraparound front windshield and dual
searchlights are on the front quarters. On back are space age
inspired round taillights with a trim spear above each on the very
top forming the back of what would be a slight tail fin. 15 inch 4
pointed 50's stars with bullet central hubs and red accenting just
before the wide whites are nicely showing on all 4 corners. Short
side pipes which are nonfunctional hang just below the front
rockers and extend to half way past the doors.
The door panels use the exterior swoop spear as their inspiration
for the two-tone gray and blue broadcloth design in the door
panels. Moving inside more of the broadcloth for the front split
back bench with a blue insert and light gray bolster. There are
gray buttons inserted befitting this blue field just for some
accenting. The rear bench imitates this front bench and blue
carpeting floods the floors these benches float in. Upfront the
original dash configuration is seen with its single arch for the
speedo but it has new gauges wiring this padded arch in black. A
satin aluminum band runs across the mid dash front and has the temp
sliders, knobs, and an aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette player neatly
installed. A Hurst shifter is now in the center of the hump in
front of the bench. A broadcloth headliner in light blue is
floating nice and tightly above all this alphabet soup of 50's
As the facts state a new, (brand new no miles), 390ci V8 now graces
the engine bay. In all its blue blocked glory and is literally like
new and sports Cobra Le Mans Valve covers, an Edelbrock intake, and
a 4 bbl Weber carburetor on top covered by a shiny airbrushed
cover. Consigner states an Edelbrock performer cam has been
inserted into this mill as well just for a little extra kick! On
back is a C6 3-speed automatic with a mere 7K miles on it and ready
for more miles and miles of reliable service. The rear axle is a
Ford 9-inch with 3.22 gears.
With a fine coating of surface rust seen on the frame, all else is
rust free and solid and structurally sound. A new gas tank, and H
pipe exhaust system are now installed and are shiny and bright.
Drum brakes are seen on all 4 corners and consigner states these
brakes are all new. We also see shorter springs for a lower ride
upfront, and blocked rear.
A quick starter and the new engine and trans meshed well and
performed beautifully. Great acceleration, smooth as silk shifting,
and a nice low RPM cruise. All functions were working great and it
was a fun test drive for sure!
A mild resto-mod, with a not so mild temperament for the power
plant and C6 transmission. Lowered suspension, new brakes, fuel
tank, exhaust for the free flow of power to the rear axle, and it
all works beautifully together for a looker and a cooker in this
U-Louisville, KY Assy Plant
V-Victoria 2 Door Hardtop
185866-Sequential Unit Number
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.