For Sale: 1955 Ford Fairlane in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria

Any time we get stunning 50s era Detroit metal into our Classic Auto Mall showroom, it tends to attract a lot of attention and usually doesn't stick around very long. This is a 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria that has been painstakingly restored to its top of the Ford line status. It's the perfect car for anyone who wants an accurate, exceptionally well done restoration for half the price of doing it themselves.

There is 50's cool then there is 50's AWESOME and this car definitely fits the latter. The beneficiary of an older restoration now showing its age in a few areas but still a stunner, this classic is dripping with all the trappings one would expect from a luxury car of that era...Continental kit rear bumper, dual under the bumper exhaust, factory front and rear bumper guards, fender skirts, and the list goes on and on.

Exterior
With a true to form 50's color palette, we are greeted with straight steel panels minding their gaps, and bathed in two tone Tropical Rose, and Snowshoe White. A few flaws are noted in the rose section of the paint, particularly down low on the body which is showing inclusions, bubbling and evidence of some body filler. The white is showing some age also and is due for a repaint, but still shows well. It is broken up by the polished stainless steel of the now famous 'Fairlane strip' which flows gracefully from the top of the front fenders down the side of the car and hits the tail lights mid fender. Centered on the 'Fairlane strip' in the middle of the doors are great looking badging emblems with a faded gold crown, and silver Victoria in your grandmother's handwriting. Behind the rocker panels of the car, spotless stainless trim highlights pronounced rear fender skirts. Perfect tinted glass that is in excellent shape all around is accented by the Crown Victoria exclusive chrome 'basket handle' roof piece and stainless window trim. The roof is pretty in Tropical Rose (pink). Out back, the jet-age taillight lenses look new and are topped by a small fin which houses the backup lights. The trunk is backed by a Continental bumper complete with metal enclosed spare tire. Details abound, with lock cylinder covers all around and a single chromed exterior rear-view mirror mounted on top of the driver's door. Wide whites wrap polished wheel covers that have a centered cloisonne Ford Badge.

Interior
Looking like it was plucked right out of a Silk City Dining Car, the beautiful white and light pink combo has a firm but comfortable feel, as well as all the aesthetics that come with the mid 50's. The door panels which mimic the "Fairlane Strip" are pink up top, and white on the bottom and all the glass has new seals as well as new door weatherstripping installed. Climb in and you'll be surrounded by light rose horizontal tufted inserts and ultra-wide white vinyl bolsters which are on front and back benches. The back bench is noteworthy as it has an armrest inserted and above is framed by a multiple stepped "V" with the Ford logo inside...just beautifully cool in its own way. These seats are fronted by a perfect dash, in magenta and white metal, and with all correct instruments. All this is floating within an impeccable black thick pile carpet that has had sound deadener installed underneath. The headliner is just as impressive on the inside with the stainless basket handle breaking it up, and in white perforated vinyl. The trunk has had the once over with snowshoe paint, and the correct Ford plaid trunk liner and more sound deadener.

Drivetrain
The original 272ci V8 is looking fine with its orange painted block and intake, black Thunderbird logoed valve covers and a showroom condition gray oil bath air cleaner, all complete with correct decals. Absolutely no corrosion under the hood, supple hoses and a pristine radiator. On top of the engine, we see a single 2-barrel carburetor, and on the back is a Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission. All power goes rearward to a Ford 9-inch rear axle weighing in with a 3.78 ratio.

Undercarriage
Very clean and definitely rust-free environment with a now black environment. A black and surface rusted frame remains structurally intact, and black floor pans that show slight road dirt and professionally replaced rear pans make up the underside. All body hangers and supports are intact as are the inner rockers. For the suspension we note independent coil springs in front, and leaf springs on the rear. Drum brakes are all around, and a dual exhaust system has been installed, albeit with mismatched mufflers.

Drive-Ability
My decoder partner in crime would be perfectly satisfied if every car was from the 50's, however variety is the spice of life, and this one has plenty of good taste. The car starts right up, runs like a champ, and rides like a dream. All instruments, fans etc were functioning, however the horn, radio, clock and heater blower are in need of repair. Also, we noted that the generator light would occasionally come on. I wanted to take the remainder of the day off and drive to the shore, but I could not get permission...

If you are into 50's ultimate cool, with a smattering of creature comforts, diner like interior, and plenty of stainless shine, then this retro Fairlane may have your name on it. With a color combo that was probably in your grandparent's bathroom on the first floor of their rancher, it is simply dripping with the mid 1950's, and is all in very nice condition and well restored.

U5FW224492

U-272ci V8 2bbl 173hp
5-1955
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
W-Fairlane Crown Victoria
224492-Sequential Unit Number

WARRANTY TAG

BODY 64A-Fairlane Crown Victoria, Solid Roof
COLOR WE-Tropical Rose, Snowshoe White
TRIM AS-White & Magenta Vinyl
PRODUCTION CODE 16FCL115-June 16th Build

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Ford Fairlane
  • Listing ID: CC-1665860
  • Price: $27,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Fairlane
  • Exterior Color:Tropical Rose
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63843
  • Stock Number:4628
  • VIN:U5FW224492
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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