Curbside Outtake: 1956 Ford Country Sedan – Ready to Haul

Here’s another well-patinaed outtake from our recent travels out West, a 1956 Ford Country Sedan (six passenger) spotted in Flagstaff, Arizona. Pinning this car down was a little challenging, as the eight passenger variant appears to use a different sidesweep trim piece, with the dip located on the front doors. The Country Sedan was the mid-level offering in Ford’s wagon lineup during this era.

In researching this car, I also realized it’s a bit of a sleeper, as it has a Thunderbird V8 engine badge on the front fender (and presumably the indicated engine under the hood). The 292 c.i.d. (4.8l) Thunderbird V8 making 202hp was the standard V8 in both the Fairlane and wagons for ’56, with the optional 312 c.i.d. (5.1l) 225hp “Thunderbird Special” engine becoming available mid-year. Just the thing for “hauling” the kids around!