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1956 Ford Cars & Station Wagons (All Models) Brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7 57 1 Rev. 1-56, Litho. in U.S.A.
 
Mainline Tudor Business Sedan
Mainline Tudor Sedan
Mainline Fordor Sedan
 
Customline Tudor Sedan
Customline Fordor Sedan
Customline Victoria
Fairlane Club Sedan
Fairlane Town Sedan
Fairlane Victoria
Fairlane Fordor Victoria  Brochure
Fairlane Crown Victoria
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner
Fairlane Sunliner
Ranch Wagon
Custom Ranch Wagon
6-Passenger Country Sedan
8-Passenger Country Sedan
Parklane
Country Squire
Courier (Sedan Delivery)  Brochure
 
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'56 FORD Brochure Cover - illustration of Fairlane Town Sedan

 
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'56 FORD  The fine car at half the fine car price - illustration of Fairlane Victoria

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New Thunderbird Styling   New "Lifeguard Design"
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New Thunderbird Styling   New "Lifeguard Design"

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1956 FORD MAINLINE SERIES
3 models. Base trim. Horn button, one sun visor, one armrest. Opt 2nd sun visor, 2nd armrest, 2nd ashtray (Fordor, back of front seat). Black rubber windshield & rear window moldings, no bodyside molding. Steel rims 15 x 5."
Tires 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50).
Mid year production: bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings, rear bodyside single bright-metal molding w/ spear tip or rear bodyside double bright-metal molding w/ spear tip that could enclose a contrasting paint color to match a roof color.
 
Models   Body Styles   Body Types   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
 
Mainline Tudor Business Sedan
Body Style  G     Body Type  70D     Production  8,020     Prices
2 dr. 3 pass. Base trim. Level-floor loadspace behind front seat 60.4" w x 31.9" d (no back seat).
Ford V-8 272  U   Std eng   $2,130 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,096.81 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,030 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,003.04 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15" +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Mainline Tudor Sedan
Body Style  G     Body Type  70A     Production  106,974     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Base trim.
Ford V-8 272  U   Std eng   $2,225 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,200.89 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,125 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,107.12 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
 
Mainline Fordor Sedan
Body Style  G     Body Type  73A     Production  8,020     Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Base trim.
Ford V-8 272  U   Std eng   $2,270 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,247.07 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,170 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,153.30 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
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Mainlines . . . three new sedans-styled for distinction

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1956 FORD CUSTOMLINE SERIERS
3 Models. Intermediate trim. Chrome horn ring, 2 sun visors, 4 armrests, 2 interior passenger assist straps on Tudor "B" pillars. Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings. Full bodyside single bright-metal molding w/ mid spear tip. Steel rims 15 x 5."
Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" (as below) 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50).
 
Models   Body Styles   Body Types   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
 
Customline Tudor Sedan
Body Style  G     Body Type  70B     Production  164,828     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim.
Ford V-8 272  U   Std eng   $2,395 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,325.31 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
Ford I-6 223  A    Opt eng   $2,295 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,231.54 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
 
Customline Fordor Sedan
Body Style  G     Body Type  73B     Production  170,695     Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim.
Ford V-8 272  U   Std eng   $2,440 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,372.49 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,340 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,278.72 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Customline Victoria
Body Style  V     Body Type  64D     Production  33,130     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim. "Open air" hardtop.
Ford V-8 272  U   Std eng   V-8 Customline Victoria price not found
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   I-6 Customline Victoria price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
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Customlines . . . a distinguished new Victoria and two popular sedans

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1956 FORD FAIRLANE SERIES
7 Models. Top trim. Bright-metal windshield & window moldings, chrome horn ring, chrome model script on front doors, chrome Fairlane script & crest on hood & deck lid, chrome "V" deck lid emblem on V-8 powered cars, full wheel covers w/ Fairlane crests, dual exhaust bumper ported. Full bodyside sweep wide bright-metal molding w/ black-painted insets at rear. Steel rims 15 x 5."
Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" (as below) 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50).
 
Models   Body Styles   Body Types   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
 
Fairlane Club Sedan
Body Style  T     Body Type  70C     Production  142,629     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,555 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,434.80 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15 x 5"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55*), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,405 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,341.03 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Fairlane Town Sedan
Body Style  T     Body Type  73C     Production  244,672     Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Top trim.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,600 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,481.98 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), &Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55*), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,450 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,388.21 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
Fairlane Victoria
Body Style  V     Body Type  64C     Production  177,735     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,701 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,585.32 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55*), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,551 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,491.55 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Fairlane Sunliner
Body Style  C     Body Type  76B     Production  58,147     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. Rayon or vinyl Convertible top (as bellow) - operated with a control-panel push-pull "TOP" knob that activates an electro-hydraulic unit - a motor & oil pump. The clear vinyl plastic rear window has a fixed bottom & a zipper to fasten-unfasten the 3 other edges. To lower the top, unlatch the 2 front clamps, unzip & fold down the rear window, & pull out the TOP knob. When down, attach the boot. To raise the top, remove the boot & push in the TOP knob. When up, zip in the window & then latch the clamps. To open the rear window as a "breezeway," unlatch the clamps, unzip & fold down the window, & relatch the clamps. Tops are Blue, Tan, or Black rayon; or White fabric-grain vinyl. Boots are Blue or Green gabardine-grain vinyl plastic; or Red, Black, or Orange skiver-grain vinyl plastic.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,870 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,764.91 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive,Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55*), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,720 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,671.14 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
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Fairlane Crown Victoria
Body Style  W     Body Type  64A     Production  9,209     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. "Crown of chrome."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,844 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,732.09 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55*), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,694 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,638.32 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
 
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner
Body Style  W     Body Type  64B     Production  603     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. "Crown of chrome." Transparent blue-green tinted 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ zippered "aluminized nylon" sunshade.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,914 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,802.99 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55*), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,764 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,709.22 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Body Style  F     Body Type  57A     Production  32,111     Prices  not found     Brochure
4 d. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
Avail only w/
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   Fairlane Fordor Victoria price not found
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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1956 FORD STATION WAGON SERIES
6 models. 6 or 8 pass (as below). Base, Intermediate, or Top trim (as below). Seven-leaf rear springs. Steel rims 15 x 5."
Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" (as below) 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50).
 
Models   Body Styles   Body Types   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Ranch Wagon
Body Style  R     Body Type  59A     Production  8,348     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Base trim. Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,628 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,541.23 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,478 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,447.46 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15" Tires  +$192 / $178.20
 
 
Custom Ranch Wagon
Body Style  R     Body Type  59B     Production  42,317     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Base trim, plus scuff-resistant woven plastic & grained vinyl upholstery. Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,749 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,637.74 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,599 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,543.97 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Parklane
Body Style  R     Body Type  59C     Production  15,186     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. "Sport Ranch Wagon." Top trim. Snazzy-look large chrome trim plates around front door windows. Luggage area snap-in vinyl cover. Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,950 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,835.89 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,800 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,742.12 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
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6-Passenger Country Sedan
Body Style  X     Body Type  79D     Production (6- & 8-Pass Country Sedan total)  85,374     Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim. Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,796 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,700.71 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,646 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,606.94 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
 
8-Passenger Country Sedan
Body Style  X     Body Type  79B     Production (6- & 8-Pass Country Sedan total)  85,374     Prices
4 dr. 8 pass. Intermediate trim. Unique Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right. Divided bottoms fold up, forward, & down as level-floor loadspace, & divided backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. As well, with the back folded forward, the whole Stowaway 1/3 right seat tilts up & forward - for rear seat access. With rear seat cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 82.9."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,880 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,835.89 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,730 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,742.12 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
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Country Squire
Body Style  Y     Body Type  79C     Production  23,221     Prices
4 dr. 8 pass. Intermediate trim. Mahogany-grained steel side panels w/ maple-grained glass-fiber moldings. Unique Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right. Divided bottoms fold up, forward, & down as level-floor loadspace, & divided backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. As well, with the back folded forward, the whole Stowaway 1/3 right seat tilts up & forward - for rear seat access. With rear seat cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 82.9."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $3,012 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,942.44 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,862 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,848.67 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 / $178.20
 
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1956 Ford Mainline, Customline, Fairlane, Station Wagon, & Courier
Engines

 
Ford I-6  223 CID   A Code
Std in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
6 cyl  in-line  2 overhead-valve
3.62 in bore x 3.60 in stroke   4 main bearings
137 hp @ 4400 rpm   202 lb-ft torque @ 1600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr   w/ all drives
1-barrel carb w/ manual choke   Single exhaust
 
Ford V-8  272 CID   U Code
Std in Mainline & Customline
Opt in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Not avail in Fairlane & Station Wagon
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.62 in bore x 3.30 in stroke   5 main bearings
173 hp @ 4400 rpm   260 lb-ft torque @ 2400 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr
176 hp @ 4400 rpm   264 lb-ft torque @ 2400 prm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Twin-Jet carb (2-barrel) w/ auto choke   Single exhaust
 
Thunderbird V-8  292 CID   M Code
Std in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Opt in Mainline & Customline
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.75 in bore x 3.30 in stroke   5 main bearings
200 hp @ 4600 rpm   285 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr
202 hp @ 4600 rpm   289 lb-ft-torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust
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Thunderbird Special V-8  312 CID   P Code
Opt in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.80 in bore x 3.44 in stroke   5 main bearings
225 hp @ 4600 rpm   324 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   9.0 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
(215 hp @ 4600 rpm   317 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Overdrive  THUNDERBIRD ONLY)
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust
 
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Transmissions    Click "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual Pages 12-14
 
Conventional Drive (3-speed Manual)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Std in all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
All-helical gears, forged bronze synchronizers
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
 
Overdrive (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive, 30% lower eng rpm than 3rd), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
Overdrive T-handle below control panel
Engage OD in 3rd at any speed push in T-handle & let-up throttle,
      auto cut-in at any speed above 27-28 mph, auto cut-out (return to 3rd) below 21-22 mph
Cut-out OD when driving in OD full-throttle "kick-down" to 3rd (passing, hill climbing),
      (throttle let-up returns OD)
"Lock out" OD when driving in OD full-throttle "kick-down" to 3rd & pull out T-handle,
      or when not driving in OD - or stopped - pull out T-handle
 
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive (3-speed Automatic)
Std in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Automatic planetary gear train & single-stage 3-element hydralic-mechanical Torque Converter (oil cushion - no mechanical linkage between engine & drive train, no vacuum or electrical connections)
Safety-sequence gear selector on steering column, Illuminated indicator dial
P  Park
R  Reverse gear
N  Neutral
      • start engine
DR  Drive
      • part-throttle 2nd gear take-off (typical driving), auto upshift to 3rd
      • full-throttle 1st gear take-off (Speed-Trigger), auto upshifts to 2nd (30 mph) & 3rd (65 mph)
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 2nd (Passing gear) below 65-68 mph
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 1st below 18 mph
LO  Low
      • 1st gear take-off & hold up to 35 mph (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when DR selected)
      • downshift to 2nd below 60 & above 17-23 mph (engine braking)
      • downshift to 1st below 17-23 mph (engine braking)
 
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1956 Ford Mainline, Customline, Fairlane, Station Wagon, & Courier
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)

 
I-6 Mainline, Customline, & Fairlane
3:89, opt 4.11, w/ std Conventional Drive
4.11, opt 3.89, w/ opt Overdrive
3.22, opt 3.55, w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
V-8 Mainline, Customline, & Fairlane
3:78, opt 3.89, w/ std Conventional Drive
3.89, opt 3.78, w/ opt Overdrive
3.22, opt 3.55,* w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive (std on Fairlane Fordor Victoria)
*opt 3.55 not avail w/ opt Thunderbird Special V-8 312 P
 
I-6 & V-8 Station Wagon & I-6 & V-8 Courier
4.09, opt 4.27, w/ std Conventional Drive
4.27, opt (none), w/ opt Overdrive
3.54, opt (none), w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Ford's Rugged Chassis Design
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New "Luxury Lounge" Interior   New Crestmark Body
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Power Assists   New SelectAire Conditioner   New MagicAire Heater
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Power Assists   New SelectAire Conditioner   New MagicAire Heater
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Genuine Ford Accessories
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'56 FORD Brochure Back Cover - illustration of Customline Fordor Sedan

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Click full specs  1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
 
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
Body Style  S  Sedan Delivery (Courier)     Body Type  78A     Prod Total  8,757  (Note: 1955 Prod Total 7,754)
 
Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Payloads   GVWs   Prices
 
Courier / Ranch Wagon
2 dr. 1 pass (driver). Sedan Delivery. Base trim. Opt Tires & Payloads (as below).
Ford I-6 223  A   Std eng   $1,740 (Wash. D.C.) / $1,725 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb
Ford V-8 272  U   Opt eng   $1,890 (est), (Wash. D.C.) / $1,875 (est, L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 711 Lb
 
Courier / Parklane
2 dr. 3 pass. Sedan Delivery. Top trim. Opt Tires & Payloads (as below).
Ford I-6 223  A   Std eng   I-6 Courier/Parklane price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb
Ford V-8 272  U   Opt eng   V-8 Courier/Parklane price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 711 Lb
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
 
Engines

Ford I-6  223 CID   A Code   Std eng
6 cyl  in-line  2 overhead-valve
3.62 in bore x 3.60 in stroke   4 main bearings
137 hp @ 4400 rpm   202 lb-ft torque @ 1600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr   w/ all drives
1-barrel carb w/ manual choke   Single exhaust
Ford V-8  272 CID   U Code   Opt eng
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.62 in bore x 3.30 in stroke   5 main bearings
173 hp @ 4400 rpm   260 lb-ft torque @ 2400 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr
176 hp @ 4400 rpm   264 lb-ft torque @ 2400 prm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Twin-Jet carb (2-barrel) w/ auto choke   Single exhaust
 
Drives
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb  +$110 / $109.70
Opt Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb  +$192 / $178.20
 
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)  (Courier & Station Wagon)
4.09, opt 4.27, w/ std Conventional Drive
4.27, opt (none) w/ opt Overdrive
3.54, opt (none) w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Tires  Opt tire prices not found
Std 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tubless blackwall
Opt 6.70 x 15" 6-ply tubeless blackwall
Opt 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tubeless blackwall
Opt 7.10 x 15" 6-ply tubeless blackwall
Steel rims 15 x 5"
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Base Trim
•  One sun visior    •  One armrest     •  One outside door rear view mirror
•  One front bucket seat (driver) w/ dark brown skiver-grain vinyl cover (AJ-code), back folds forward
•  One opt auxiliary front right bucket seat (passenger), back folds forward & whole seat tilts up forward
•  Door & cargo area side panels of smooth medium brown pressed wood
•  Cargo area floor of plywood on full-welded steel pan, underfloor storage w/ 2 hinged lids & spare tire well w/ hinged lid
•  Side-hinged wide-opening rear door, holds open in all positions
 
Exterior Colors
Colonial White
Raven Black
Nocturne Blue,  Bermuda Blue,  Diamond Blue
Pine Ridge Green,  Meadowmist Green
Buckskin Tan
Fiesta Red
Platinum Gray
 
Click full specs  1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
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