Here's your chance to get your hands on something rare, beautiful, and exceptionally interesting. This 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria made up only about 5 percent of total Fairlane production. And while it was already hard to find another one, we bet you'll be one-of-a-kind in this one. You not only have a beautiful vintage exterior, but you're going to spend a ton of time showcasing the full custom A/C interior. And with a great driving attitude you'll be showing this unique Ford off everywhere.
Rarity and distinction are at the heart of this cruiser. The trim tag tells us the Regency Purple and Snowshoe White is the factory-correct two-tone. We can't recall the last time we've seen a Ford in this lilac-like hue, but it's unforgettable for its terrific gloss and smooth feel on this well-restored coupe. And the creamy white is given a well-defined separation that's to Fairlane's sweeping side trim. And on a body this well done, it looks like an almost unbroken line running down the profile. But what you'll really love is how only the Crown Victoria has brightwork that goes over-the-top (literally) with a band of chrome on the B-pillar that visually separates the front and rear passenger compartments. Wraparound chrome bumpers, whitewall tires, fender skirts, and jet-inspired tail lights make for a great vintage total package. But those polished exhaust tips hint at something fun under the hood (more on that in a moment.)
The interior is a comprehensive custom style. After all, the 1950s were known for great colors, but even back then there wasn't anything as vibrant as this. The purple and white two-tone is inspired by the exterior color theme, but it has a freshness that tells you it's a newer addition from the restoration. And you'll love the details, like the right sticking pattern and the white piping on the purple carpeting. There are nice features for easy cruising like a cup holder center console and cold-blowing air conditioning. Plus, the banjo-style sports steering wheel, Hurst shifter, and well-bolstered front bucket seats make for a better driver's classic. Even with all these upgraded features, you can still get the right classic details - including the plexiglass window speedometer. If you haven't already figured out the color theme, the stitching on the center console tells you this has been inspired by the colors for TCU. But you don't need to be a horned frogs fan to enjoy this Crown Vic. After all, it doesn't take much to replace the TCU logos. So even a Baylor fan can appreciate the rare/correct exterior color combo and the interior's coordination.
It's nice to see a Ford get upgraded in the engine bay while still keeping the power in the blue oval family. This is a correct-style 292 cubic-inch V8. It's said to be internally built for better power and modern times with a .030 over kit, milled heads, hardened valve seats, crankshaft turned .010 under, and given an Isky .425 lift cam. This inhales deeper with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power and authority as Red's headers feed the dual exhaust. It also has good supporting components, like Offenhauser finned valve covers, an MSD ignition system, and an aluminum radiator with electric fan. This V8 fires up readily, and you are in complete control of the V8's power and soundtrack with the four-speed manual transmission. And there's an overall easy cruising attitude with power front disc brakes and sway bars front & rear.
This is the kind of cool custom that will get you a prominent parking placement no matter if it's a car show or a TCU game. So if you love a full custom that was made to cruise, call day!