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Old 01-24-2007, 09:01 PM
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1956 Ford Models?

One of my friends at work said someone was telling him where there is a 56 Customline Victoria for sale and that there where only a small number of these made.He said it is not a fairlane but a customline.I believe my friend,but am not too sure about the info he is getting.
I thought they where all fairlanes and customline was the least expensive.
I believed them to be in this order least to most:
Customline
Mainline
Club Sedan(Two Door) Town Sedan(Four Door)
Crown Victoria

He did send me a link with some pictures of old Fords and it showed a 56 Fairlane Victoria and Crown Vic,so I learned something.I did,nt know there was a Plane Vic.
My question is ,What where the different models and was there a rare Customline Vic?

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:31 PM
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Not sure about the 56 question, but I had a 54 Victoria Hardtop. The plane Vics as you call them or Victorias started back in 1932.
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I believed them to be in this order least to most:
Customline
Mainline
Club Sedan(Two Door) Town Sedan(Four Door)
Crown Victoria....
What were the non-Crowned hardtops called?
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http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Ford/1950-1958.html

Fordman,Here is the link he sent me.According to this site they where called Fairlane Victoria,s.
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From -The Old Car Manual Project-



The brochures on the above webpage will show FAIRLANE offerings. There is another site that I believe gives the body type codes. It is down and I will retry later.
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Thanks for the link Kultulz.

It looks like there was the mainline:Fordor Sedan,Tudor Sedan,Business Sedan.
Customline:Victoria,Fordor Sedan,Tudor Sedan.
Fairlane:Town Sedan,Club Sedan,Skyliner,Victoria
Victoria:Crown,Crown Victoria Skyliner.

Well I learned something new.Mine is a Town Sedan.I wish it was a two door but I got it when I was fourteen or fifteen with hay hauling and yard mowing money.Thanks again for the link.
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The brochures on the above webpage will show FAIRLANE offerings. There is another site that I believe gives the body type codes. It is down and I will retry later.
I had a Fordor - red and white. Bought it in 1961 for $50 as a front end total from a friend. Found a nose for another $50, had a frame horn straightened for a third $50, had the nose painted for another $50, drove until 1963 when I traded for a 6 month old Galaxie 500XL w/406 (plus $1200). The car was then completely gone thru and made into a show quality car. I lost track of it in the late '70s when the owner left the area. Sigh - another shoulda, coulda, woulda car .

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The 2 door hardtop came in Victoria and the cheaper trim levels. I have seen two cheapo hardtops..... very rare. Can't remember if they were Mainline or Customline trim. Too many photos to look through.

Mainline.

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I don't think the '56 hardtop was anything but a Victoria. But then, I've been proven wrong many times before. The '57 for sure had a Customline hardtop that was really nice looking.

I had a book of all that good info but went missing a while back .

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I don't think the '56 hardtop was anything but a Victoria. But then, I've been proven wrong many times before. The '57 for sure had a Customline hardtop that was really nice looking.

I had a book of all that good info but went missing a while back .

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Here ya go, 56 Customline 2 dr HARDTOP

http://www.autabuy.com/Vehicles/Details.cfm?VID=40878

still lookiing for more pics I have
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http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...ne/315992.html

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Here's one to look up

1955 Ford: Information from Answers.com1955 Ford Ford Manufacturer : Ford Motor Company Production: 19551956 ... along with the new Customline 2-door hardtop, were meant to compete with the ...
www.answers.com/topic/1955-ford - 38k - Cached - Similar pages

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I'm not sure what a 56 Ford Customlline Victoria IS...... but he owned one.
http://www.i-van.org/hanbury.htm

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Here ya go, 56 Customline 2 dr HARDTOP
Dang it - got me - and I do remember them, which makes it worse.

Still looking for my missing book but assume it is history.
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Here's a picture for everybody from Hemmings site

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In the Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 it shows that it is a model 64D 2dr Vic 6pass. a total of 33,130 built no break down by engine. The picture of the black on for sale has a extra piece of chrome on the side


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In the Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 it shows that it is a model 64D 2dr Vic 6pass. a total of 33,130 built no break down by engine. The picture of the black on for sale has a extra piece of chrome on the side


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Your info for the 64D Victoria is not a Customline.

The black car pictured and the gray cars are Customline =The middle trim level.

True that black Customline for sale has an extra piece of stainless trim on it.

Crown Victoria (2 dr Sedan) is actually a Victoria 2 dr hardtop with a B pillar welded in. The 55 Crown Vic was the identical roof but the 55 2 dr ht was NOT, It was like a 54.


Victoria 2 dr hardtop
Customline 2 dr hardtop
Mainline...... bottom trim line... not sure if they made a hardtop or not.
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Thanks for all your informaiton.He is a Ford Guy He rebuilt a nice 65 Falcon with a factory 289.I talked to him today.He said he is probably going to buy it.
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