1955 Ford Fairlane Town Sedan
The Ford Fairlane had many different body styles including the
Crown Victoria Skyliner, (Plastic Roof), Crown Victoria coupe, a
convertible Sunliner, a Victoria hardtop coupe, and the traditional
4 door Town Sedan. Named for Henry Ford's town, it actually outsold
Chevrolet in 1957.
For consignment, a time capsule not oft seen version of the 4 door
sedan Fairlane aptly referred to as the Town Sedan. This example is
in good condition, not perfect with some rust seen on bodywork, and
the engine smokes a bit so it may be indeed of pistons or rings.
There are new suspension and brake parts tires, carpeting, seat
material, generator, battery and fuel tank. The valves have been
resurfaced. Nice nifty 50's color way and plenty of chrome to keep
your eye in candy land.
We are treated to straight steel panels, well minded gaps, and
wonderful 2 tone Mountain Green with Snowshoe White paint scheme.
Breaking up and highlighting the panels are shiny and mirror-like
nuggets of chrome trimmings and big multi-level bumpers on front
and back. Atop the hood is a jet ornament, which was definitely the
theme of times to come. Just below is a perfect cloisonne Ford
shield badge. On the front quarter are the beginnings of the iconic
swoop spear which starts just above the headlights, and runs
towards the mid door where it takes a dive downward then levels off
to trim the delineation between the green and white. Large chrome
surrounds for the windows and on the rear B pillar a wide wrap
trim, which thins out and runs to the end of the car on top of the
rear fenders. On back, 2 simple round tail lights with a pointed
backup triangular shaped backup light just above. The green covers
the lowers and sides as well as the roof of the car, and the white
is on the hood, upper sides and trunk. What a great combo. The body
panels do show some rust bubbling which is mostly on the lowers. A
shout out to all 4 corners with their dog dish style wheel
coverings wrapped in wide whites. I've got it made in the
More excess in the form of attention to detail and use of multi
colors from the same color way on the door panels. Using shades of
cool green and white, the door panels have a curved streak
stretching across them. All these curve and form areas for the door
handle, door pull and window crank to shine, and they do very
nicely. Speaking of shining, the sills are an eye catcher in the
green. Slipping our eyes inside, we see front and rear benches
stretching from door to door, and covered in white vinyl uppers and
bolsters with blue green vinyl smooth inserts and lower backs.
Fronting these luscious seats is a metal dash, in full restored
style. A turquoise blue dash top and lowers matches the seats. A
crescent gauge cluster has steel blue backgrounds, and just below a
smattering of knobs and pulls. A blue/green bakelite big steering
wheel fronts the dash, and in dash central are round temp slider
panels, radio and a clock, not unlike the tail lighting and looking
jet age fer sur. Blue carpeting floods the floors, and above is a
tight blue headliner. Neato Man.
Under that big hood, is a correct for the car 272ci V8 engine
looking nicely restored on its surfaces. It shows in a painted red
block with red cylinder heads and black Ford badged valve
coverings. It is topped by a 2-barrel carburetor, and on the back
is a 3 speed Ford-O-Matic pushing power rearward to a Ford 9 inch
3.31 rear axle. Showing its correct silver painted high hat oil
bath for cleaner and the Fo-Mo-Co window washer fluid bag, the
engine bay is fairly clean, hoses are supple and like new as is all
wiring and belts. 'Cmon snake lets rattle!
Nicely preserved noting some mild to heavy surface rust depending
on what you are looking at. A new fuel tank is now on and newer
stock style exhaust. Floor pans and rockers are showing some
surface rust, patina and road dirt from many years of accumulation.
Independent coil springs for the front suspension and leaf springs
are on the back. Drum brakes are noted all around. That razzes my
A quick starter, and just a dreamy car to drive. It is all working
and idles like a dream, and it's a good dream. She does pumps out
some smoke and may be in need of a ring job. The car accelerates
smoothly going through the gears and up to a smooth cruising speed.
The ride is excellent. Cornering is good for 1955, and stopping is
very quick with the drum brakes. The radio is non-functional and
the fuel gauge does not read the fuel level. Motion the car hop
over, I need a malt!
A multi-owner car, where it underwent a litany of restoration and
modifications over time. An interior recovered much like the
original, drives like a dream, and a real head turning cruiser,
bestowing our Hallowed Halls here at Classic Auto Mall, and ready
for the turn-key taking. I'm digging it. All 4 doors of it.
U-272ci V8 2bbl 162hp
K-Kansas City, MO Assy Plant
T-Fairlane Town Sedan
151887-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 73C-Fairlane Town Sedan
COLOR YE-Mountain Green, Snowshoe White
TRIM AR-Aqua & White Vinyl
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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
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