Ford Fairlane (1955–1956)

The Ford was an automobile model sold between and by the Ford Motor Company in North America. The name was taken from Henry Ford’s estate, Fair Lane, near Dearborn, Michigan.
Over time, the name referred to a number of different cars in different classes; the Fairlane was initially a full-size car, but became a mid-size car from the model year. The mid-sized model spawned the Australian-built Fairlane in , although it was considered a large car there.

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For 1955, the Fairlane name replaced the Crestline as Ford’s premier full-size offering. Six different body styles were offered, including the with a tinted, transparent plastic roof, the regular Crown Victoria coupe with lots of stainless steel trim, a convertible Sunliner, the Victoria coupe, and traditional sedans. All featured the trademark stainless-steel “Fairlane stripe” on the side. Power options were a 223 CID (3.7 L) straight-6 engine and a 272 CID (4.5 L) V8.

Ford Fairlane

Few changes were made for 1956; a four-door Victoria hardtop and two new, more powerful V8 options, of 292 CID (4.8 L) and 312 CID (5.1 L), the latter available up to 225 brake horsepower (168 kW), were introduced. The Lifeguard safety package was introduced.

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source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fairlane_(Americas)

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