Named after Henry Ford’s estate in Dearborn, Michigan, the Fairlane debuted in 1955 in a slew of body styles and trim options. You could have your standard two-door (Tudor) or four-door (Fordor) sedan, hardtop, coupe, convertible, or station wagon, and that’s not all. Don’t worry about having to wade through all the possible permutations, as this 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria with a healthy 120,207 miles since new is of the two-door hardtop variant, in Victoria trim level, and is in fine condition. If you’re a fan of the Blue Oval, or classic American cars in general, why not acquire this one as your weekend toy?
This 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria is every bit the Fifties Ford, right down to its two-tone Coral and White paintjob, whitewall tires, and ample chrome fittings, fins, eyebrows over the headlamps, and of course, dual exhausts signifying that there’s a proper American V8 under that hood. The Ford and Fairlane badges remain, as do the Victoria and Fordomatic badges, making this car a collector’s dream, as it’s as complete as you’d want it to be. Even the wheel slats over the rear wheels are color matched, and in great shape. Venture aboard the pink and white interior, and the first thing to catch your eye are the pink fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror. The interior is a typical slice of Fifties automobilia, preserved perfectly, right down to the two bench seats which would see six occupants inside cars like this during their heyday. Even the original push-button radio and clock reside in the dash, as do the gauges and switches. The only aftermarket addition is a trio of gauges for monitoring coolant temperature, battery amperage, and oil pressure. These are important metrics to keep an eye on in older cars. Ford’s Magic Aire ventilation and heating system is present too.
Ford’s 272ci Y-block V8 sits beneath the hood of this 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria, and was rated to put out 162hp to the rear wheels via a 3-speed Fordomatic automatic transmission, making this car a very easy rider, meant for cruising rather than shredding tires. Pop the hood and you can see that the engine bay is in great nick too, right down to the original Ford Special oil bath air cleaner.
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