This 1956 Ford Fairlane is true nostalgia. There have been the
right investments keeping this one looking vintage - right down to
the awesome-looking and correct V8. Plus, there's a little extra
hint of shine on this one to make sure it always lights up like
your best memories.
The Pine Ridge Green and Meadow Mist Green really have a great
1950s flair. The trim tag tells us this was the original color
combo, but this two-tone has been updated later in life to have a
nice metallic element and a modern clearcoat finish. So it loves to
radiate in the sunlight. And a Club Sedan like this is all about
the radiance. These Fords were instantly recognizable with their
sweeping chrome trim that divided the two-tone combinations, and it
extended from the headlight all the way back to the tail. It serves
to lengthen the car's appearance and adds artful angles to the
sheetmetal. Speaking of the panels, take some time to appreciate
how straight every piece looks. Without this attention to detail
the trim would never look as stellar, and the profile wouldn't be
this nice. They even made sure to get the details right, like the
whitewalls, fender skirts, and color-matched wheels with bright
factory wheel covers over them. Even the exhaust still correctly
exits through the rear bumper. There's also a touch of added flair
everywhere from the half chrome headlights to the blue-dot
The two-tone green interior coordinates nicely with the exterior.
It's comfortable to sit in, and textured button-top inserts on the
seats are great to show off when this one is parked. Plus, the side
panels, carpeting, and dash are all part of this harmonized package
to create a cool uniform appearance. This a true time capsule
interior, and so you get everything from the Thunderbird-style
gauge cluster, to a correct trunk with color-match spare wheel. The
only modern upgrade you're likely to spot is a well-integrated
retro-style AM/FM digital tune w/aux input. It keeps the vintage
atmosphere while also upgrading your driving music.
The Thunderbird callouts on the front fender were not lying, and so
under the hoods is the M-code 292 cubic-inch V8. That was an
optional powerplant borrowed from Ford's ultimate personal cruiser.
It's not only one of the largest motors Ford offered back then, but
it also came standard with a four-barrel carburetor (now upgraded
to an Edelbrock 4 barrel) to give this coupe the power to be an
anywhere kind of cruiser. This was a special car when it left the
factory, and so it is great to see it with the year-correct block
in such a good-looking engine bay. The V8 wears its correct oil
bath air cleaner, Thunderbird valve covers, and a bright red engine
block. It fires up nicely, makes a sweet sound from the dual
exhaust, and the three-speed automatic transmission shifts
smoothly. So this is a true classic that still makes a great
This is a stand-out Ford that shines as bright as your nostalgia.
Don't let something this beautiful slip through your fingers. Call
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