1956 Fairlane Club Sedan
"The NEW '56 Ford...with new and exclusive new LIFEGUARD DESIGN!"
The 1956 Ford was not only built to be beautiful and perform well, but Ford was also heavily promoting their safety features that year. The "Double Grip Door Latches" to prevent doors opening in the event of a crash and the "Deep Dish Safety Design Steering Wheel" are examples of these Lifeguard Designs. The 1955-1956 Fords are now regarded as one of the most beautiful and collectible cars of the 1950s!
Here we have a beautiful Fairlane Club Sedan that has been well loved by its past owners. This is believed to be only a three owner car with 58k original miles. It has been serviced well through the years, but remains mostly an unrestored type car and should remain as such. This would be a very nice car for all your cruise night events, local car shows, or just own/drive for fun! This car will be a treasure for your family to own for years to come and a great investment too...
· Original sticker price: $2,045.00
· Engine: 292ci “Thunderbird” Y-Block V8 (4 BBL, 202 HP)
· Transmission: Ford-O-Matic (3 speed automatic)
· Dual Exhaust (through bumper)
· Electrical System: 12 volts (first year)
· Production Figure for this model: 142,629
· Wheelbase: 115.5 inches
· Fuel economy: 14-18 mpg
· Weight: 3,400 lbs.
· Overall Length: 198.5 inches
· Top Speed – 107 MPH (theoretical)
· 0-60 Time – 9.3 seconds
· ¼ Mile – 17.2 seconds
This Ford was an early production model which was built at the Kansas City, MO plant. It was purchased new in Tulsa, OK and was last registered in Virginia before making it down here to the Jacksonville, FL area. The original 292 M-Code Thunderbird Y-Block V8 was rebuilt at 55k miles in 1997. It starts and runs very well, idles smooth, sounds fantastic, and makes very good power. The transmission shifts and operates well at all speeds. Working gauges and lights. Doors open and close nicely.