QUALITY RESTO, 312 V8, 3 SPD W/ OD, CORRECT COLORS, EXC PAINT/CHROME/INT, A+!
Ford was hitting on all eight cylinders in 1956, and the dazzling Fairlane Victoria hardtop had a style edge on the shoebox Chevys. With a trendsetting design that still resonates today, the big 312 V8, and a great interior, this two-tone hardtop is true art deco on wheels.
Finished in it's factory-correct shade of C-code Bermuda Blue, and then given the addition of Snowshoe White, this Victoria really has great '50s flair. Fords were instantly recognizable with their sweeping chrome trim that divided the two-tone combinations, and it extended from the headlight all the way back to the tail. It serves to lengthen the car and adds artful angles to the sheetmetal. Speaking of the panels, take some time to appreciate how straight every piece looks. Without this attention to detail the trim would never look as stellar, and the pillarless hardtop profile wouldn't be this nice. But the real reason why you love a classic Ford is all that brightwork, and on any '50s car, the chrome restoration costs can be staggering. So you'll be so glad to see someone has already spent big getting this one into quality shape. From the grille flanked by large parking lights, to the wide V logo on eight-cylinder cars, it is all in excellent condition. But possibly what will gain the most attention are the original shining hubcaps that have the Ford family crest in the center.
The matching two-tone interior is quite impressive. Reupholstered to be closer to the convertible pattern, it's ready to be shared with the world on your open hardtop coupe. That's why everything is in show ready condition, including the matching two-tone door panels, dashboard, and fresh carpets. All the original gauges are functional, plus, the blue and chrome steering wheel remains in great shape. This Fairlane Victoria was truly meant for cruising around the town, and that's why you have an auxiliary engine temperature gauge added that provides vastly better info than what came from the factory. The level of detail on this coupe even extends to the trunk where the correct mat is in place, and even still has its stand-up full size spare with correct blue steel wheel.
The Thunderbird Special badges on the front fenders aren't lying. This coupe originally came with the nice upgrade to the 312 cubic-inch V8. This was a truly large and special motor in the Ford family for '56, and it's important that the same upgraded displacement is under the hood today. Plus you'll be able to choose on demand if you want the dual exhaust to sound mild or wild thanks to the three-speed manual transmission with the option overdrive added. As you start looking over the features you'll start to notice nice but subtle upgrades in everything from a new gas tank, to the modern grip of Hankook tires. That's because this car has been under the same care for many years now, and it has always been well maintained to be the kind of classic that you can drive to the show and steal all the attention.
Nicely restored, beautifully presented, and thoughtfully maintained - It's everything you want in a vintage '50s coupe, and it's turnkey ready for the car show this weekend. Call now!!
- iPod Compatible
- Vinyl Interior
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Bermuda Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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