1956 FORD FAIRLANE VICTORIA HARDTOP
292CI V8, 3-SPEED, OLDER RESTORATION, STILL VERY NICE!
Very Nice Two-Tone
Ford Vicky w/292V8
Ready to Drive Away
VEHICLE HISTORY: My father purchased this freshly restored Vicky in 1990 to add to his growing car collection. It is a duplicate of the new one he purchased in 1956 as our family car. I was 8 years old at the time, and remember taking it on vacations, and even sitting on my Dad’s lap while he let me steer it going down the highway! It has been a part of Bill Snook’s personal collection ever since and displayed at Snook’s Dream Cars Museum since we opened in 2002.
As with all the cars in our Museum this one was driven regularly, and any required maintenance was performed to keep it “Running, Reliable, and Ready to Show”. In his later years he was not able to drive much but liked to ride in it. The cloth seats were hard for him to slide into so we had our upholstery shop install a clear plastic seat cover to make it easier.
Maintenance in the last few years include: LOF service, new battery, carburetor service, new transmission tailshaft bushing and rear seal, new differential pinion seal, new rear transmission mount, new heater control valve.
My father passed away a few years ago, and this pretty red and white Vicky hardtop is being sold to finance additional cars for the collection. Number 1 condition 1956 Ford Victoria’s are valued upwards of $40,000. This is not a #1 show car, but it’s very nice; a fun car to drive, and always gets admiring looks. It’s now ready for a new owner to enjoy cruising the highways!
MARQUE HISTORY: For 1956 Ford reused the 1955 body with the exception of differences in the top configuration on 2-door hardtops (as this one). Oval parking lights replace the round units used on the 1955 models and the chrome trim was revised moderately. The 1956 models used larger taillights with chrome rings around the lenses. For 1956 Ford interiors featured a completely redesigned instrument panel, and the steering wheel featured a 2 1/2” recessed hub for safety.
The Fairlane series was the top trim level for 1956 and included chrome window moldings, chrome “A” pillar moldings, chrome side sweep moldings, a large V-shaped insignia on the trunk lid, dual exhausts (V8 models), and rear bumper exhaust outlets.
INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE: Spare Tire, Jack & Tools, Maintenance Receipts (1990 – current), 1956 Ford Owner’s Manual, ’56 Ford Model Line Folder, ‘56 Ford Magazine Ad, Ford V8 Postcard, Ditzler 1956 Ford Color Chip Page.
SPECIFICATIONS: 292CI, Y-Block V8, 4-BBL Carburetor, 200HP, Cast Iron Block, Overhead Valves, 3.75” Bore X 3.30” Stroke, 8.4:1 Compression, Holley 4-Barrel, 5-Main Bearings, 3-Speed Manual, 115.5” Wheelbase, 198.5” O/A Length, 75.9” O/A Width, 6-70X15 Tires, 12V Electric System.
OPTIONS: Radio (inop), Heater, White Sidewall Tires, Electric Clock, Thunderbird V8, Full Wheel Discs, Tinted Windshield, Two-Tone Paint, Front & Rear Bumper Guards, Rear Mounted Radio Antenna.
BY THE NUMBERS:
VIN (M6FV339457) DECODED:
M = 292CI V8 OHV – 4-BBL Carb
6 = 1966 Model Year
F = Dearborn Assy. Plant
V = 2 Door Victoria
339457 = Production Sequence
DATA PLATE INFORMATION:
64C = Fairlane Victoria
HE = Platinum Gray (now Fiesta Red) W/Colonial White
AD = White Vinyl and Black Cloth
24G434B = July 24, 1956, Production Code
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TERMS OF SALE:
An immediate PayPal $500 deposit is required upon purchase. The balance of a 25% deposit is required within 3 days from purchase and full payment to be made within 10 from purchase. Payment to be made by cash in person, or bank to bank wire transfer only. Personal, certified or bank checks are not accepted for payment. Overseas shipments and/or finance documentation will require an additional $100 fee to cover the time and costs associated with either of these items.
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Please be aware you are buying this car “AS IS – NO WARRANTY”.