1955 Ford FairlaneCrown Victoria
Year of manufacture1955
For 1955 the Fairlane replaced the Crestline in Ford’s model lineup. The car was offered in either six- or eight-cylinder configuration, with six different body styles to choose from. The two more unique body styles were the Crown Victoria Skyliner and Crown Victoria. The dazzling new models each featured a bright chrome “tiara,” with the Crown Victoria Skyliner exhibiting a transparent plexiglass front roof section while the Crown Victoria had a normal painted roof panel. The all-new Ford designs were very well received, so much so that Ford Motor Company recorded its second-best year trailing only Model T-fueled year of 1923.
This 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria is finished in Snowshoe White. Exterior features include dual sideview mirrors and color-matched fender skirts. It rides on wide whitewall tires mounted on red painted steel wheels with factory wheel covers. The Ford is powered by a 272-cubic-inch V-8 engine with oil bath air cleaner. The engine is backed by an automatic transmission. The two-tone white and red interior features a clock, radio, and power windows.
A nicely restored example, it was awarded an Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) National First Prize in 2001.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf21.