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1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Car & Wagon (All) Brochure
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1956 Ford Fairlane & Crown Victoria Brochure
Fairlane & Crown Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fairlane Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagon Brochure
Station Wagon
1956 Ford Car & Truck Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Police & Emergency
1956 Ford Taxi Models Brochure
Taxi
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
1956 Ford Car Engines   Clutches   Transmissions   Axles   Tires   Rims
Engines  Clutches  Trans
1956 Ford Owner's Manual
Manual

Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Car Colors
Colors
1956 Ford Car & Accessory Original Prices
Original Prices
All The Facts About The '56 Ford & Lifeguard Design Booklet
All The Facts & Lifeguard
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
Shop Man.
1956 Ford Car Lifeguard Design Brochure
Lifeguard Design
1956 Ford Car Seat Belts Brochure
Seat Belts
1956 Meteor   Niagara   Rideau Brochure
Meteor   Niagara   Rideau
Old Ford Part & Information Links
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1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan w/ steel rims & "dog dish" hubcaps
 
1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan w/ 1962-64 Thunderbird-style wire wheels
1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan  "Lemonade"   New  $2,555.  This car has the std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 202-hp eng & opt Fordomatic Drive +$192, Style-Tone Two-Tone ME-code  Goldenglow Yellow  &  Colonial White  paint +$45, Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), & modern Radial White Sidewall Tires (+$?). The later photo shows the added opt Front Fender Ornaments (+$?), Rocker Panel Trim $18, Rear Fender Shields $25, & modern aftermarket 1962-64 Thunderbird-style Wire Wheels (+$?).  Photos Chuck Gardiner.
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1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
 
1956 Ford car data plate • Engine (Type)    • Model Year    • Assy Plant    • Body Style
• Consec Unit No. of car (of all models), starting at 100001, assembled at plant, so far, in model year
• Body (Type)    • Color (Ext)    • Trim (Int)    • Day of the Month    • Month
• Scheduled Item No. of car (of all models) scheduled for assembly at plant on day indicated
 
 
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VINmagic Classic Car VIN Decoder 1956 Ford
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1954, 1955 & 1956 American & Canadian Paint Codes and Spring Colors (PDF)
       Joe Shields, Chief Judge, Crown Victoria Association (CVA)
Paint Cross Reference at PaintRef.com
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Example 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan VIN decoded:  * M 6 F T 332131 *   70C ME L 13 G 493
SERIAL NO.
M   ENGINE TYPE - 292 CID Thunderbird V-8
6   PRODUCTION YEAR - 1956
F   ASSEMBLY PLANT - Dearborn, Michigan
T   BODY STYLE - Fairlane Tudor (2-dr Club Sedan) & Fairlane Fordor (4-dr Town Sedan)
332131   CONSECUTIVE UNIT NO. (starting at 100001) - 232,131st vehicle (of all models) assembled, Dearborn, 1956 production year
70C   BODY TYPE - Fairlane Club Sedan (2-dr)
ME   COLOR (EXTERIOR) - M-code Goldenglow Yellow (lower & roof) & E-code Colonial White Paint (upper)
L   TRIM (INTERIOR COLOR) - Dark Gray & Medium Gray (random dot Silver Lurex glittering metallic thread) Nylon Cloth Upholstery, Dark Gray Metallic Paint
PRODUCTION CODE
13   DAY OF THE MONTH (vehicle completed) - 13th (Friday)
G   MONTH (vehicle completed) - July, 1956
493 - SCHEDULED ITEM NO. (assigned by the plant to the body) - 493rd vehicle (of all models) scheduled for assembly on Friday, July 13, 1956
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1952-56 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
NOTE   A letter or letters preceding and/or following the Production Code Scheduled Item No. usually denotes a variation of some sort from normal production—a possible "special order" car.
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1956 Ford Car Model Name   Body Style   Body Type   Trim Level   Engine   Price   Production Number
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1956 Ford Car Technical Service Bulletin #366, D-2, regarding 312 Cubic Inch Eight Cylinder Engines
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1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes   Engine Type   Production Year   Assembly Plant   Body Style   Consecutive Unit Number   Body Type   Exterior Color   Interior Trim Color   Production Code   Day   Month   Scheduled Intem Number
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1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan w/ L-code Dark Gray Cloth & Medium Gray Cloth interior front
1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan   Top trim. L-code Dark Gray nylon cloth & Medium Gray nylon cloth (w/ random dot silver Lurex metallic thread) upholstery. Dark Gray vinyl & Light Gray quilted vinyl door panels. Dark Gray Metallic seat side shields, garnish moldings, steering wheel & column, & upper & lower instrument panel. Platinum Gray mid instrument panel.
1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan w/ L-code Dark Gray Cloth & Medium Gray Cloth interior rear
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1956 Ford Car Interior Trim Colors
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1956 Ford Car Interior Paint Colors
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BA-code Medium Brown Vinyl  & ranch brand motif Dark Brown Vinyl "Western Brown" interior front
1956 Ford 6-passenger Country Sedan   Mid trim. BA-code  Medium Brown Vinyl  &  ranch brand motif  Dark Brown Vinyl "Western Brown" interior.  Photo  en.wheelsage.org.  
BA-code Medium Brown Vinyl & ranch brand motif Dark Brown Vinyl "Western Brown" interior rear
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1956 Ford Car Exterior Single-Tone Colors
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1956 Ford Car Exterior Conventional Two-Tone Colors
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Exterior Style-Tone Two-Tone Colors
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Exterior Color Notes
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Ford Assembly Plant
1956 Ford 8-Passenger Country Sedan   New  $2,880  w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 202-hp, opt Fordomatic Dr +$192, 3.54 (opt none) rear axle, & 7.10 x 15" tires. Assembly plant not determinded.
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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .