1955 Ford Fairlane
1955 Ford Fairlane
$38,000
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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 doesnt 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. Its the perfect car for anyone who wants an accurate, exceptionally well-done restoration for half the price of doing it themselves. There is 50s cool then there is 50s AWESOME and this car definitely fits the latter. The beneficiary of a full on restoration, this classic is dripping with all the trappings one would expect from a luxury car of that era...Continental kit rear bumper, tons of chrome, factory front and rear bumper guards, fender skirts, and the list goes on and on. Exterior With a true to form 50s color palette, we are greeted with straight steel panels minding their gaps, and bathed in two tone Mandarin Orange, and Colonial White. 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 taillights mid fender. Centered on the Fairlane strip in the middle of the doors are great looking badging emblems with gold crown, and silver Victoria in your grandmothers handwriting. Along the rocker panels of the car spotless stainless trim highlights pronounced rear fender skirts. Perfect 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 Mandarin Orange. 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 lightly tinted glass, lock cylinder covers all around, and dual chromed exterior rear-view mirrors mounted on both doors. Wide whites wrap polished wheel covers that have a centered cloisonn Ford Badge. Interior Looking like it was plucked right out of a Silk City Dining Car, the beautiful white and orange combo has a firm but comfortable feel, as well as all the aesthetics that come with the mid 50s. The door panels which mimic the Fairlane Strip are orange up top, and white on the bottom. Climb in and youll be surrounded by orange 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 orange and white metal, and with all correct instruments. All this is floating within an impeccable black thick pile carpet. The headliner is just as impressive on the inside with the stainless basket handle breaking it up, and in white vinyl. The trunk has had the once over with the correct Ford gray plaid trunk liner. Drivetrain The original 272ci V8 is looking fine with its red painted block and intake, black 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 with 3.31 gearing. Undercarriage Very clean and definitely rust-free environment with a now black and patina environment. Black frame and drivetrain, and factory undercoated floor pans that show nothing but road dirt. For the suspension we note very well-kept independent coil springs in front, and leaf springs on the rear. Drum brakes are all around, and a rust-free dual exhaust system with glasspack style mufflers has been installed. Drive-Ability My decoder partner in crime would be perfectly satisfied if every car was from the 50s, 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. 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 50s 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 grandparents bathroom on the first floor of their rancher, it is simply dripping with the mid 1950s, and is all in excellent condition, perfectly restored. VIN DECODE U5GW147845 U-272ci V8 2bbl 162hp 5-1955 G-Chicago, IL Assy Plant W-Crown Victoria 147845-Sequential Unit Number WARRANTY TAG BODY 64A-Fairlane Crown Victoria, Solid Top COLOR NE-Mandarin Orange, Colonial White TRIM BG-White/Orange Vinyl

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    U5GW147845
  • Classic Car ID
    101775969
  • Stock Number
    4068
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    16,086 miles
  • Engine
    272ci V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Orange
  • Seat Color
    Orange

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