1956 Ford Custom

Crown Victoria


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Designer: Franklin Hershey

Estimate: $80,000 ­ - $100,000

Chassis Number: P6KW123456
Decoded: P=312 cid V8; 6=1956; K=Kansas City, MO assembly plant; W= Crown Victoria
Coupe; 123456=23,456th 1956 Ford scheduled for assembly at Kansas City
Engine: 4.6 Liter “Modular” V8
Electronic Fuel Injection / 340 bhp (est.)
3­-Speed C6 Automatic/Overdrive Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Mileage: 2,493

● Outstanding Custom Build
● Detailed Top to Bottom
● Proven Show Winning Show Car

The Model: During the 1950’s, major car companies relied on four­ door sedans for their bread and butter. However, special models were produced to help drive showroom traffic, plus impress others as to just how stylish and modern cars could be. In 1955 Ford introduced the Crown Victoria for the new Fairlane series. For 1956 there were a number of updates including revised side trim plus more plush and modern interiors. Under the hood, more powerful engine choices, a new 12­volt negative ground system which opened the doors for new accessories and more reliable starting power. Just 9,209 Crown Victorias were produced, making it very limited in supply, even when new. Almost from the day these Tiara trimmed beauties hit the showroom floor, customizers were looking at how to make a good thing better. Sixty years after coming to the market, those Crown Victorias still exemplify beauty on wheels.

The Car: A quick glance at this Crown Victoria and it looks fairly stock in appearance. Upon a complete inspection you’ll see the many modifications on this work of art. The engine, a modern 4.6 Liter “Modular” V8 has been fitted into a spotless engine bay. The interior, done in rich leather seating surfaces, has been lightly customized with unique tilt­ steering column and wheel plus so much more. You can look underneath and find the bottom is as nice as the top, check out that Flow Master exhaust created just for this car. Even the trunk has been finished in loop-pile carpeting on the floor and side panels. Period accessories such as chrome wire wheels, massive front and rear bumper guards, and the deepest most reflective brightwork we have ever seen. This is truly a work of art that has already won many awards, and has a lot more to go.