With its upgraded small block upgrade power and a thoughtfully
coordinated two-tone presentation inside and out, this 1955 Ford
Fairlane Crown Victoria has true classic style and it's truly made
to be driven.
When you want a cool custom cruiser, the Crown Victoria is the
right place to start. It's easy to distinguish these as the upper
echelon of the already premium Ford Fairlanes. Only these have the
encompassing brightwork that visually separates the front and rear
passenger compartments. This one wants to make its appealing style
as clear as black and white...literally. In fact, the trim tag
tells us this is the factory-correct two-tone. It was resprayed
later in life, and the finish today suggests a sharp-looking car
that was also made to be enjoyed on a whim. In other words, the
overall impression is a good driver-quality appearance for a good
driver-ready car. In fact, you'll be quite pleased to cruise this
one, because people love seeing all the brightwork. There's
sweeping chrome trim dividing the two-tone combo extending from the
headlight all the way back to the tail. And this one has all the
best classic pieces, like fender skirts, whitewall tires on classic
hubcaps, and bright dual exhaust tips. Plus, the added continental
kit is the right way to show 1950s true flair.
The color theme continues inside as the white and black are
tastefully interwoven on the seats, door panels, and dash. There
are even nice details, like the comfy cloth inserts in the seats.
Just like the exterior, this one likes to be a driver-quality
experience, but it also remains very vintage. You have a working
dome light, a see-through plexiglass speedometer, a factory AM
radio (for display), and even a correct trunk mat and bias-ply
stand-up spare. So the idea is to be true to the 1950 and be true
to the cruiser attitude.
One place that isn't 1950s (but certainly cruiser quality) is the
engine bay. Under the hood is a 302 cubic-inch V8. And since this
upgrade loves upgrades, there's an Edelbrock four-barrel
carburetor, an aluminum intake, Mickey Thompson finned valve
covers, and shorty headers. And the Cherry Bomb-style mufflers on
the dual exhaust give it a great V8 tune. The added power and
rumble are fun, and that's part of a better classic driver
attitude. And features like power steering, power brakes, a
three-speed automatic transmission, and a modern tread behind the
classic whitewalls deliver a solid cruiser feeling.
This classic Crown Victoria brings together the right features, the
right power, and the right price. So you know it's right for you.