<B>1955 Ford Crown Victoria Sunliner </B><br /> Chassis no. U5GF165121
Lot 51
1955 Ford Crown Victoria Sunliner
Sold for US$ 74,800 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1955 Ford Crown Victoria Sunliner
Chassis no. U5GF165121

272ci OHV V-8 Engine
Single 2-Barrel Carburetor
162 BHP at 4,200 RPM
Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautifully restored example
*Rare and iconic Skyliner Fairlane model
*Striking color combination
*The most expensive model in the Fairlane series


FORD IN 1955

Ford Motor Company executives must have faced 1955 with both anticipation and anxiety—the year was shaping up to be one of the strongest—but also most competitive—in automotive history. The new Fords for 1955 would be taking on new and improved cars from both Chevrolet and Plymouth. Those other members of the traditional "big three" would be debuting modern OHV V8 engines in their 1955 models, while Ford had introduced its OHV V8 in 1954, after having offered the "flathead" V8 since 1932.

Although more evolutionary in appearance than competitive offerings, the 1955 Fords featured, for the first time since 1952, all-new body styling. New Fairlane models capped the Ford line; they could be easily identified by their distinctive stainless steel body-side trim, which rolled down off the front fender to a "vee" on the door, before continuing in a straight line to the rear of the car. Ford's glass-roof Skyliner was the prestige version of the Crestline Victoria hardtop coupe, with an acrylic transparent roof panel over the front seat. Advertising boasted of a "freshness of view," offering some of the sensations of the soft-top Sunliner convertible while providing all-weather comfort. In 1955, now part of the top-line Fairlane series, it was twinned with a steel-top prestige hardtop coupe, the Crown Victoria, which had a streamlined roofline and a bold chrome "tiara" in the B-pillar location; however, much of the novelty had worn off. Just 1,999 were built, making the model a coveted prize today.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Formerly in a prominent California collection, this exquisite Skyliner was built at Ford's Chicago plant. It has been meticulously restored in its correct Snowshoe White and Tropical Rose colors, with matching vinyl interior and black carpets. It is equipped with tinted glass, a push-button radio, an electric clock, a Magic Aire heater-defroster, dual exterior mirrors, power seat fender skirts, and Ford-O-Matic transmission. The rarest of the 1955 Fords, the quality of the Skyliners restoration is impressive, with attention to detail in all respects. Equally at home on the show field or on the road, it will surely impress its new owner.
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