1956 Ford Fairlane
The Ford Fairlane is an automobile model that was sold between 1955 and 1970 by Ford in North America. The name is derived from Henry Ford's estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan. Over time, the name referred to a number of different cars in different classes; the Fairlane was initially a full-sized car but became a mid-sized car from the 1962 model year on.
Any time we get stunning 50's era Detroit metal into our Classic Auto Mall showroom, it tends to attract a lot of attention and usually doesn't stick around very long. This 1956 Ford Fairlane is a 1st Place winner in every show its been entered in and has been painstakingly restored to an over the top version of the Ford line status. It's the perfect car for anyone who wants a fully working version with some conveniences from higher end cars added. Also, you will be getting an exceptionally well-done restoration for half the price you would put into it from the starting gate.
A major restoration starting with the body panels to remove any rust and dings and dents was performed. It was then sprayed with Teal and White combo, which uses the polished stainless trim to denote the fields of color perfectly. Bumpers and badging are correct and looking in very nice condition. Subtle tail fins bring up the rear, and rear brake lighting links strikingly similar to the same year T bird, but it works! Cadillac hubcaps surrounded by new tires which harken back to the mid 50's are seen all around.
Again, a complete redux using the same white bolster over teal inserts but wrapping 1987 Lincoln split bench power seats. The original bench graces the back seat but redone to match. Seat belts and shoulder harnesses are added but color matched. An aftermarket air conditioner graces the underside of the beautifully restored teal and chrome dash. Rewired power windows, a tilt steering wheel and power steering have been installed. Thick pile teal carpeting floods the floor, and above a new white headliner with two tone sun visors below.
The reworked 292ci engine is coupled with a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Seen on top is a 500 CFM carburetor, and an automatic choke.
Clean and mean with virtually no rust seen sums it up. A few items the consigner noted as new seen from below are a new rear main seal, clutch, throwout bearing, gas tank, front end ball joints, front disc brakes, and drum rears, and a completely rebuilt power steering assembly.
A really nicely done restoration, with some extras for more creature comfort, you can drive down the road, and it looks like 1956 all over again, but a test of the inside brings you back to the future! Also thrown in are 2 matching fabric bucket seats, a Ford wiring harness, and a set of restored fender skirts with all the fixings to mount them securely in to the car.