1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria
An infamous designer from the 1950's once said the more chrome the
more it sells. If this is indeed true, then this car is already set
to go out the door it just came into! Ford designed to compete with
what would be the Tri Five era from the bowtie competition. Ford
designers were at the top of their game. Ford had Franklin Q.
Hershey, who designed full-sized Fords from 1953 through 1957 and
General Motors had Harley Earl. Mr. Hershey's resume included work
for California coachbuilder Murphy, where he designed many bodies
for Duesenberg and later put Silver Streaks on the Pontiac.
Hershey, along with Design Chief George Walker, was responsible for
a complete redesign of the 1955 Ford models.
For consignment a very nice example of plenty of chrome mixed with
two tone paint, wrap around windshield, a swoop spear side trim,
and a continental rear bumper. You'd better get down here as this
example is going to fly off the shelf.
Meticulously maintained red and white paint, push towards each
other only to be held back by the side swoop spear for keeping the
border between the two in check. Red is on the roof and this is a
non basket handle version. We then switch to the white which covers
the hood trunk and just below the belt line, then the red takes
back over. All chrome is just gorgeous on this car with the extra
safety bar on the front bumper protecting the pristine egg crate
grille. Even the headlight visors are chromed. Nice surrounding
window trimmings, side view mirrors, and the hood rocket plane
ornament, also present in beautiful condition. In back, the jet age
taillights look a lot like jet thrusters with a backup light just
above emulating the rear fin. Also, one cannot go wrong with the
wonderful continental rear bumper which snuggles up to the metal
encased two tone spare covering. Throw on some fender skirts and we
are going long and lean on the cruise up Main street, you head
Continuing the tradition of the swoop spear, the interior is not
left out, especially on the door panels. Here we see more red and
white vinyl, nice chromed trimmings and power window toggles. Red
and white vinyl play within this space and the delineation
is...chrome! Inside we see a leather interior in drive in style
with red buttoned inserts and white bolsters. A split bench for the
front and a full bench for the back. The front bench is power
activated. The red and white continue on the dash with a simple
arch for the speedo in front of the driver then Ford's round dial
motif for controls takes over the center of the dash. A red metal
dash top and white dash front fit in just swell with the seats. Red
carpeting floods the floors and above is a nice tight factory
looking white headliner...just pristine! Noted on the loaded front
is A/C, AM/FM/CD, power brakes, power steering, power windows, and
a power seat.
Popping the hood, and as our consignor states, "meticulously
maintained", and this may be an understatement. Within this
showroom looking engine bay is all correctness with a beautiful red
block 292 Thunderbird V8, topped with a single 2-barrel carburetor
and a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic on back. A 3.31 rear axle takes the
power and spins the wheels. All beautifully resorted and shiny and
A full frame off restoration shows up underneath with an orange
painted underside for the pressed steel portions and jet black
frame and drivetrain parts. Not even a hint of road dirt under here
where front independent coil springs and rear leaf springs reside.
Along with this suspension are power disc brakes now upfront, and
power drum brakes on back. Amazingly clean and pristine.
She fired right up and on the test track performed swimmingly. No
runs, drips, or mechanical errors during our drive. Just a bunch of
head turning, and oooooohs and ahhhhhs. KEEP BACK 500 FEET!
Just a wonderful example from 1955 and giving the bowtie a run for
their money, this beauty is a turnkey shower which can be taken
securely on a long jaunt with no issues to worry about. Just a
beautiful example sums it up.
M-272ci V8 2bbl 162hp
G-Chicago, IL Assy Plant
184660-Sequential Unit Number
COLOR E-Snowshoe White
TRIM L-White & Red Vinyl
PRODUCTION Code 22F742-June 22nd Build
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.