1955 Ford Crown Victoria
The Crown Victoria name first appeared in the Ford line-up in the
1955 model year as a high-fashion version of the Fairlane. Existing
as a two-door coupe for 1955 and 1956, 24 years would pass before
the Crown Victoria rejoined the Ford line-up.
For consignment, a 1955 Crown Victoria with all the right
stuff..Two tone Seasprite green (turquoise) and Snowshoe
White...CHECK! Swoop Spear..CHECK! Chromed "Basket Handle"
roof..CHECK! Continental rear bumper..CHECK! Overall, Very nice
condition...OH YEAH! Checkeroo!!
From the side view this car appears to be moving forward even as it
stands completely still! With its wide trimmed stainless window
surrounds with a basket handle B pillar, to the gently curved rear
rounded over glass, and the swoop spear with snowshoe white on the
beltline, hood and trunk lid and sea sprite on the top and lowers.
Our consignor states the paint is original and with a mere 35,538
original miles he may be correct! Straight steel rust free panels
cover the exterior, and the overall design makes heavy use of the
polished chrome trimmings throughout. Even the headlight visors are
nicely chromed along the front of the fender skirts, to the rear
bumper mounted spare tire, and wheel coverings. Round jet age
ushering in taillights have small finned V toppers for backup
lighting, and of course edged in chrome. Wide whites on all 4
corners that wrap classic chromed wire wheels and faux knock off
hubs inside along with dual chrome tipped exhaust peeking out from
under the back, and we are in cruiser nirvana.
More of the two tone Seasprite and Snowshoe for the door panels
peppered with stainless and chrome trimmings and handles lead the
way for us to enter this interior with its original looking and
newly restored dash top and front instrument panel. The top is
Seasprite and the front is white, and there is a lineup of round
gauges, and radio as well as temp sliders to steering wheel right.
Speaking of which is the original bakelite in white and has a
chromed center half ring for the horn and center cap. Seasprite
turquoise tuck and roll inserts are completely surrounded by smooth
white bolsters on all the seats which are a split front bench and a
full rear bench complete with fold down armrest. All this floats in
a deep turquoise sea of clean carpeting. Above is a nice and tight
headliner in white and it is completed with the chromed wide basket
handle for the B pillar inside as well as outside. Gorgeous and
original I feel like I just sat down in a Silk City train car
Under the hood is a restored 272ci V8. It has a nicely red painted
block, and Ford badged valve covers in chrome for the dress up kit
installed. On back is a 3-speed manual transmission and overall, it
is a nicely appearing engine in a restored and repainted engine
All very clean with a light coating of rust proofing on the floor
pans and rockers and body hangers. The frame is solid and not
painted. Independent coil springs are on front, and leaf springs
for the back suspension, and drum brakes are all around. Dual glass
pack style exhaust makes its way rearward through this nicely
A pleasant test cruise through town which turned heads, and
attracted all kinds of attention. You'd think the locals would
become accustomed to our flaunting of these old classics on main
street, but each time it's like the first classic they've seen in
forever! All was working very well with a smooth ride, good
braking, and nice handling. All functions were working like I just
drove it off the lot.
An overall very good condition, high end trimmed Crown Victoria
from the blue oval and right out of 1955, the first year for this
trim package. Nice 50's colors-Seasprite and Snowshoe paint scheme
and interior, and the round gauges and instruments are a nice
feature seldom used for radios and temp sliders on the inside. And
the radio works!
U-272ci V8 2bbl 162hp
N-Norfolk, VA Assy Plant
127109-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 64A-Crown Victoria
COLOR GE-Seasprite Green, Snowshoe White
TRIM M-Medium Turquoise & White Vinyl
PROD DATE 5B-February 5th
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.