Ford used the aptly-named Sunliner tag on convertible variants of various vehicles produced between 1952 and 1964, including the drop-top variants of the Ford Crestliner, Ford Fairlane and Ford Galaxie. This 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible is from the Detroit automaker’s Fairlane line-up. A North Carolina vehicle, it’s undergone a full ground-up restoration that a was a three-year process undertaken in the 1980s. It’s been in the same family since 1986, and was stored for two decades from 1986 to 2006. That’s the reason why this garage-kept queen has just 80,000 miles on the clock despite her age, and would be a great option if you’re looking at adding a Fifties Ford to your life.
This beautiful Snowshoe White 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible shows off the opulence of Fifties design. The paint is reportedly in good to very good condition, and it’s also got a new convertible top with re-built hydraulics. The original chrome has been re-done and refurbished according to the seller, and the continental kit has been specified too. The interior features an eye-catching Seasprite and White color scheme that looks absolutely stunning when cruising with the top-down. Four occupants can cruse in style on the leather seats which look in great condition, as they’ve received re-upholstering. The dash and instrumentation appear in very good condition too. The period-correct push-button radio is integrated into the dash, as is the Ford Magic Aire ventilation system but it’s not stated if these are functional. All interior chrome trim pieces such as decorative elements, grab handles and window winders are present and in good order as well.
The 1955 Ford was offered with a variety of powerplants, from a 223ci in-line six to a 312ci V8. This 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible packs a 272ci Y-block V8 beneath its hood, that’s coupled to a Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission. Drive is sent to the rear wheels. This car bears its original motor and transmission, and has received a tune-up as well as a new carb. A power steering pump is installed too, but needs to be rebuilt. When new, the engine would have put out 162hp, which is enough for a comfortable cruiser to waft along.
Car Location: North Carolina Ground up restoration 3 Year Restoration process completed in the 80s Stored from 86 to 06 Been with current family since '86 Original Motor and Transmission Interior has been reupholstered Paint in good/very good condition New Convertible Top Hydraulic Top has been rebuilt Continental Kit New Carburetor installed Recent Tune-Up Power Steering pump installed but needs to be rebuilt All original chrome redone and refinished 272cid Engine Garage Kept
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