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.
• 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
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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