Shot and posted by Ralf K (Don Kincl)
Looks nice to me ! .
What’s the call out tag on the front fender ? .
Looks like the same place as the Corvette ad.
I’d put in a 400M, a C-6, address the suspension, differential and brakes, de-moldstink the interior and then get the bodywork straight for a repaint. Something classy like Ford blue and white.
Then just drive it. The nice thing about a 4 door is that it hits all the nostalgia buttons while never being valuable enough to appear at Barrett-Jackson.
Looks to be pretty straight and brimming with patina.No need to do a restoration on this car. At one time a “moredoor” like this would have been only a parts car. Now they seem to be accepted by younger enthusiasts as just a cool old car. It would be a fun cruiser, especially with the Thunderbird V8! Every part that you could ever need for it is easily sourced.
I’m wondering if since the new-car-market has pretty much moved away entirely from two-doors and even young “enthusiasts” that purchase new have in more recent years tended away from the two-doors when there was a choice if perhaps the four-door vintage classic now actually has its own appeal beyond just price and availability. Youngsters seem to go out in groups these days far more often than on one-on-one “dates”, it’s easier to haul a crowd in a sedan than in a coupe for example. Younger people seem to like four door hatchbacks and wagons. Sedans are perhaps more attractive to them than a two-door coupe. And an old car is just a cool old car, few would clearly identify it at first glance anyway.
You are judging too fast. Perhaps the T-Bird V8 is ready to tow something backwards
I have not gazed at a 1956 Ford that closely it would seem, in contrast to a Chevy of the same year.
To me, at first glance, the front bears more than a passing resemblance to a 1956 Chevy.
Same side to side rectangular grille, similar pattern. Turn signal lights in basically the same location. Same cylindrical mount for the headlights.
I guess these designers had lunch together once a week. The Chrysler/Dodge guys went to a different restaurant.
The front of the 1955 Ford, 1956 Ford and 1956 Chevrolet resemble one another more than the 1955 Chevrolet, which appears to be “odd man out” in this comparison.
I was just a young’un at the time but noted when these were new, that the 1956 Chevrolet appeared to have taken after the 1955 Ford. The next year, 1957, the Ford was a derivative of its prior year and the Chevrolet designers seemed to have had lunch with the Cadillac guys.
The 1957 Plymouth/Dodge/Chrysler designers went to a more upscale restaurant and left the rest behind.
56 Customline I’ll take it even if it has a six, like em.
“Nothing outrun my V8 Ford!” Chuck Berry. By golly,I remember that car and that song.
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