This 1956 Ford Customline has bright paint and even brighter chrome
to grab some attention. And as you dig deeper you'll see a
frame-off restoration that not only gives you a detailed style
inside and out, but it's also a ton of fun to drive with an upgrade
to a 302ci V8 and a five-speed.
The '56 Fords make some awesome custom machines. There are
distinctive touches like the Thunderbird-inspired tail lights and
wraparound glass for both the front and rear. And the side trim
arguably has a sportier style than the Bel Air. It's easy to say
that on this example because there was time/effort to make it look
so straight and shiny. It joins the wraparound chrome bumpers,
full-width grille, and striking hood ornament to give you a
mirror-like brightwork package. The reason why everything looks so
shiny is that this Ford had a frame-off restoration less than 1,600
miles ago. The low mileage tells you it has spent more time in
thorough care rather than on the road. So there's an exceptional
vibrancy to the paint where it looks like they took a 1956-correct
color like Springmist Green and gave it a modern voltage upgrade.
This electric-level finish almost looks like it could glow in the
dark. And upgrades like the dual exhaust tips and upgraded wheels
(with a larger rear set) give hints about how this one has the
upgraded in power to go with the upgraded personality.
The interior is the right mix of vintage and upgraded. The two wide
rows of bench seats are a fun classic piece that will have you
searching for the nearest drive-in. They are upholstered in a nice
green tweed that harmonizes with the exterior green (that also
returns on the dash) without having to be overly bright. The
headliner, carpeting, and custom door panels are all done to match.
The overall upgraded nature of this Ford is about being a better
cruiser, and you really know that when you slip into the driver's
seat. The Grant GT steering wheel, tilt column, crisp VDO gauges,
and Hurst floor shifter are exactly what you want to upgrade your
time on the road.
This car was born as Ford's V8 period was just beginning to heat
up, but rather than a Y-block under the hood, this custom cruiser
skips ahead a few generations and adds an extra-tidy 302 cubic-inch
Windsor V8. It's built for added power with a Holley four-barrel
carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, a Davis Unified Ignition
distributor, Ford Motorsport valve covers, and dual exhaust. There
are also good supporting components, like a dual master cylinder,
an electric fan, and the battery is in the trunk for better weight
distribution. The V8 fires up eagerly, and delivers the kind of
power that makes you want to hit the road. And you're in firm
control of it all thanks to the five-speed manual transmission.
Plus, power brakes, front discs, and better modern tires make for
the right cruiser feel.
This is the unique, bright, and driver-oriented restored Ford. So
don't miss this custom Customline. Call today!!!