VALUE PRICED '55 CROWN VIC, 292 Y-BLOCK V8, AUTO, VERY ORIGINAL, GREAT DRIVER!!
When you think of the 1950s on wheels, this is the car that comes to mind. Elegant, rare, and quite-period correct, this 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria can be your new crown jewel.
Fords were instantly recognizable with their sweeping chrome trim extending from the headlight all the way back to the tail – creating the perfect dividing line the two-tone red and white. Furthermore, it's easy to distinguish the Crown Victorias as the upper echelon of the already top-of-the-line Ford Fairlanes, because only these have the encompassing brightwork that visually separates the front and rear passenger compartments. And with Ford selling over five times more standard Fairlanes that the Crown Victorias these are true standouts. The total effect of all this added premium chrome gives this coupe the lower, wider, and longer appearance that everyone in Detroit strove for back then. Today it takes an exceptionally straight Ford like this one to wear all of the intricate brightwork correctly. And when you look at all the complete details – right down to the factory wheel covers with Ford family crest – and combine that with the condition of the presentation, people will mistake this one for a survivor. And that's exactly what we all love to see these days.
We also love it when the red and white theme is continued inside the car. The front seats have a great pattern, and they have a more individualized style than the standard bench. In the highest echelon of Ford coupes, even the rear seats got the same individual style treatment. But our favorite style element is how the door panels have a similar swoopy design to emulate the exterior trim. It even wraps into the dashboard in a continuous sweep. Just from sitting from behind the wheel, everything feels like a time machine back to the '50s, including the stylized steering wheel and plexiglass speedometer. Even the heater/defrost controls work, and the original AM radio is still on display! But because you want to use this one for driving, there are auxiliary readouts cleanly installed for oil, water, and power so you know exactly what's going on in the engine bay at all times.
The V8 badging on the front fender is no accident. Pop the hood and you'll find a 292 cubic-inch Ford Y-block V8 motor. That was an optional powerplant, and the valve covers remind you it was borrowed from Ford's ultimate personal cruiser, the Thunderbird. It's a not only one of the largest motors Ford offered back then, but it also came standard with a Holley four-barrel carburetor to give this coupe the power to be an anywhere kind of cruiser. And backing up this attitude today is good maintenance to ensure this classic fires up easily and runs smoothly. The V8 is mated to the optional two-speed automatic transmission, and the dual exhaust makes a nice sound as it stylishly exits through two slots in the rear bumper. It's these kind of luxury touches that keep the Fairlane Crown Victoria one of the coolest ways aimlessly wander the boulevard on a Saturday night.
Complete with owner's manual, don't let something this rare and intriguing slip through your fingers. Call now!!!
- AM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Red & White
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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