SLICK RAVEN BLACK FAIRLANE, 292 Y-BLOCK V8, 3-SPEED, R134A A/C, VERY NICE RESTO!
Don't be fooled by the bright chrome Cragars, this is a pretty stock, rotisserie restored 1956 Ford Fairlane, and the modifications it does have were all done with cruising in mind. Raven Black will never go out of fashion, and neither will V8 power and a comfortable interior, making this a great choice if you think that the drive is as important as the destination.
Raven Black is this car's original color and the dark finish sure makes the perfect background for the distinctive trim. The whole car was rotisserie restored a few years ago and is holding up very well, and with black paint, there are no shortcuts. It's not perfect, but it was pretty close at one time and the only demerits are due to age, not neglect or abuse, so it still looks fantastic. Many hours were spent sanding the bodywork to make it straight enough to wear that black paint, and each panel lines up with the one next to it, critical when you have trim stretching from one end of the car to the other. The 2-door sedan body style is handsome and sporty, with forward-canted headlights that suggest motion even when it's sitting still. And speaking of trim, there's a lot of it on this Ford, all nicely polished up and looking great, from the trademark side trim to the massive front and rear bumpers, to Ford's favorite jet-exhaust taillights. It's been accessorized with headlight visors, which were a favorite period accessory, but beyond that and the shiny wheels, this car is quite stock.
The two-tone original-style interior captures the look of the 1950s and adds a few accessories that make it a lot more fun to drive. The seats are factory-issue, covered with gray and white vinyl that is durable and comfortable for cruising. Stylish door panels echo the exterior trim using similar materials and there are black carpets on the floors to tie it all together. The instrument panel is stock, with aftermarket temperature and oil pressure gauges added under the dash and a period-looking A/C system that works well. The back seat is comfortable and spacious and while you're easing down the highway, you can enjoy the music of your choice on the AM/FM/cassette stereo, which fits neatly in the original slot in the dash. Ford-logo floor mats protect the carpets, there's a nice-fitting headliner overhead that brightens the interior, and the massive trunk features a correct mat and full-sized spare tire.
Ford's Y-block V8 looks great under the hood, and at 292 cubic inches it makes the Fairlane a lot of fun on the road. It's dressed in Ford Red paint on the block, as original, and carries Thunderbird valve covers for a little extra flash under the hood. The A/C system's modern compressor is neatly tucked close to the block so it's not even that noticeable, and a modern dual reservoir power master cylinder was added for safety. The engine and transmission were both rebuilt several years ago and it runs and drives great today. The 3-speed manual w/Overdrive gearbox makes this Ford a little more involving to drive than your average cruiser and with highway gears out back, it's effortless at modern highway speeds. A recent dual exhaust system gives it just the right mellow tone and the ride height can be tweaked using the air shocks out back. Those aforementioned Cragars are a classic look, and they're wrapped in white-letter BFGoodrich radials.
This handsome Ford has a lot to offer and has been tastefully upgraded to merely put a polish on what was already there. Call today!
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- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
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