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1955 Ford Fairlane
Sunliner Convertible

Model Year History Overview:
The 1955 Ford, bearing some resemblance to the 1952-54 models, was a good design, clean and highly chromed, with a rakish look of motion.  Ford offered four models for 1955:  Mainline, Customline, Fairlane and Station Wagon.

The restoration and custom project of this car was completed in 1996 and driven 20,500 miles; engine and transmission driven 5,000 miles.  Custom work included installation of a 1956 Ford grille, dash and side trim.  Features which deceive many into believing it is a 1956 Ford Convertible when it is actually a 1955 made to look like a 1956.  Other custom features include a Ford 428 cid V-8 engine with a modern C-6 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission along with an updated suspension and running gear.  It has electronic remote door and trunk openers.  In order to start this vehicle you need to step on the brake pedal: a safety feature.

Total 1955 Ford Car Production:  1,435,002
Total 1955 Convertible Production:  49,966
Original Base MSRP:  $2,224.00

Vehicle Mileage:  20,500 (Since Restoration)

Stock Number C 151 A

1955 Ford Fairlane
Sunliner Convertible

VIN Number:  U5MC148819
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Rootbeer Brown Metallic
Convertible Top:  Tan Canvas
Interior Trim:  Tan Leather Bench Seat
Engine:   428 CID - Ford OHV V-8
345 Horsepower
4-Barrel Carburetor
Bore/Stroke: 4.13”X 3.98”

Transmission:  C-6 3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic

Equipment:

  • 1956 Ford Grille, Dash, Side Trim
  • 1968 Mercury Front Suspension
  • 1955 Mercury Station Wagon Custom Tail Lights
  • 1968 Mercury Steering Column
  • VDO Instruments
  • 9-Inch Granada Rear Disc Brakes
  • Blaupunkt AM/FM Cassette Radio
  • Vintage Aire Heat & Air Conditioner
  • Windshield Washer
  • Power Steering & Disc Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • 1986 Ford Crown Vic Power Seats
  • Dual Rear Deck Power Antennas
  • Remote Door Locks
  • Remote Trunk Lock
  • Remote Top
  • Electric Windshield Wipers
  • Remote Mirrors
  • Front & Rear Guards
  • Cast Aluminum Wheels w/Spinners
  • Narrow Stripe Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  115.0 inches
Length:  N/A
Weight:  3,315 LBS

Stock Number: C 151 A

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