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Automobile Catalog™ 1956 Ford Car Models, Engines, Transmissions, Rear Gears, Speeds, Hp/Torque CurvesAutomobile Catalog™
1956 Ford Car Models, Engines, Transmissions, Rear Gears, Speeds, Hp/Torque Curves
1956 Ford (Cars All) Brochure
Body Type Codes   Production Nos   Prices 6-Cyl*   Prices V-8*   *Price List

© 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
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 Front 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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Thunderbird Styling   Thunderbird Power   Lifeguard Design
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Thunderbird Styling   Thunderbird Power   Lifeguard Design

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Mainline Fordor Sedan
73A   49,448   $2,170 6-Cyl*   $2,270 V-8*   *Price List
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Mainline Tudor Sedan
70A   106,974   $2,125 6-Cyl*   $2,225 V-8*   *Price List
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Mainline Tudor Business Sedan  (3 pass, level-floor loadspace behind front seat 60.4" wide x 31.9" long)
70D    8,020   $2,030 6-Cyl*   $2,130 V-8*   *Price List
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Mainlines . . . three new sedans-styled for distinction

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Customline Fordor Sedan
73B   170,695   $2,340 6-Cyl*   $2,440 V-8*   *Price List
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Customline Victoria  (2 dr, "open air" hardtop)
64D   33,130   Prices not found
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Customline Tudor Sedan
70B   164,828   $2,295 6-Cyl*   $2,395 V-8*   *Price List
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Customlines . . . a distinguished new Victoria and two popular sedans

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Fairlane Town Sedan  (4 dr)
73C   244,672   $2,450 6-Cyl*   $2,600 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlane Club Sedan  (2 dr)
70C   142,629   $2,405 6-Cyl*   $2,555 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlane Sunliner  (2 dr, convertible roof)
76B   58,147   $2,720 6-Cyl*   $2,870 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlane Victoria  (2 dr, "open air" hardtop)
64C   177,735   $2,551 6-Cyl*   $2,701 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlanes . . . seven fine-car models . . . supreme in their field

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Fairlane Crown Victoria  (2 dr)
64A   9,209   $2,694 6-Cyl*   $2,844 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner  (2 dr, blue-green tinted transparent "sky-view" roof w/ removable snap-in "aluminized nylon" shade)
64B   603   $2,764 6-Cyl*   $2,914 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlane Fordor Victoria  (4 dr, "open air" hardtop)
57A   32,111   Not available with 6-Cyl   $2,769 V-8*   *Price List
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Fairlanes . . . seven fine-car models . . . supreme in their field

 
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1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria

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Parklane  (2 dr, 6 pass, luggage area vinyl snap-in cover)
59C   15,186   $2,800 6-Cyl*   $2,950 V-8*   *Price List
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Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)
59A   8,348   $2,478 6-Cyl*   $2,628 V-8*   *Price List
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Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)
59B   42,317   $2,599 6-Cyl*   $2,749 V-8*   *Price List
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Station Wagons . . . America's favorite Wagons number six for '56

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Six-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr)
79D   85,374 (6 & 8 pass prod. combined, breakdown not found)    $2,646 6-Cyl*   $2,796 V-8*   *Price List
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Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided back seat)
79B   85,374 (6 & 8 pass prod. combined, breakdown not found)    $2,730 6-Cyl*   $2,880 V-8*   *Price List
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Country Squire  (4 dr, 8 pass, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided back seat, mahogany-grained steel side panels w/ maple-grained glass-fiber moldings)
79C   23,221   $2,862 6-Cyl*   $3,012 V-8*  *Price List
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Station Wagons . . . America's favorite Wagons number six for '56

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Engines
 
Thunderbird Special Y-8   P Code  (Optional)
8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
312 cu in   3.8 x 3.44 in bore x stroke
225 hp @ 4600 rpm   324 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   9.0 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel)
Dual exhausts
Thunderbird Y-8   M Code
8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
292 cu in   3.75 x 3.3 in bore x stroke
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
Double Twin-Jet (4-barrel) carb
Dual exhausts
Ford Y-8   U Code
8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
272 cu in   3.62 x 3.3 in bore x stroke
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 (2-barrel) carb
Ford I-6   A Code
6 cyl  in-line  2 overhead-valve
223 cu in   3.62 x 3.6 in bore x stroke
137 hp @ 4400 rpm   202 lb-ft torque @ 1600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr   (w/ all drives)
1-barrel carb
 
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Engines

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Transmissions    Click  Owner's Manual Pages 12-14 "Shifting Gears"
 
Conventional Drive (3-speed Manual)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
Overdrive (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern, +
Overdrive T-handle below control panel, push in to use, pull out to "lock out"
Overdrive auto cut-in above 27 mph (on throttle let-up) & cut-out (to 3rd) below 21 mph
Full-throttle Overdrive auto cut-out (to 3rd) (hill climbing, passing)
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive (3-speed Automatic)
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Automatic planetary gear train & single-stage 3-element hydraulic Torque Converter
Safety-sequence gear selector on steering column, Illuminated
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 (extra-fast), auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 2nd gear (Passing gear) below 60 mph
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 1st gear below 18 mph
LO  Low
      • 1st gear take-off & hold, (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when DR selected)
      • downshift to 2nd gear below 60 mph (engine braking)
      • downshift to 1st gear below 25 mph (engine braking)
 
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Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Sedans I-6
3:89 std, 4.11 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.11 std, 3.89 opt, w/ Overdrive
3.22 std, 3.56 opt, w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
Sedans Y-8
3:78 std, 3.89 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
3.89 std, 3.78 opt, w/ Overdrive
3.22 std, 3.56 opt,* w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
*Not avail. w/ Thunderbird Special Y-8
Station Wagons & Courier I-6 & Y-8
4.09 std, 4.27 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.27 std, (none) opt, w/ Overdrive
3.54 std, (none) opt, w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Ford's Rugged Chassis Design
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Ford's Rugged Chassis Design

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New "Luxury Lounge" Interior   New Crestmark Body
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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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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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Genuine Ford Accessories

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Specifications
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Specifications

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'56 FORD Brochure Back Cover - illustration of Customline Fordor Sedan

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**1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery)
Body Type Code   Production Nos   Prices 6-Cyl   Prices V-8
 
78A    8757 (total)    (INSERT: 1955 Courier production total 7754)
Ranch Wagon  base w/ Mainline trim  (2 dr, 1 pass)
$1,738 6-Cyl    $1,888 V-8 (est.)
Parklane  base w/ Fairlane trim  (2 dr, 2 pass)
$2,060 6-Cyl (est.)     $2,210 V-8 (est.)
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery)
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Engines
• 223 cu. in. 137 h.p. 1-bbl carb Ford I-6  A code
• 272 cu. in. 173 h.p. 2-bbl carb Ford Y-8  (176 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)  U code
 
Transmissions
• Conventional Drive    • Overdrive    • Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
• 4.09 std, 4.27 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
• 4.27 std, w/ Overdrive
• 3.54 std, w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Features
• Driver bucket seat w/ dark brown skiver-grain vinyl cover (AJ-code), back folds down
• Optional auxiliary front passenger seat, back folds down & whole seat tilts up forward
• Optional full-width front seat
• 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
• Left outside rear view mirror    • Left Sun Visior
 
Exterior Colors
Raven Black, Nocturne Blue, Bermuda Blue, Diamond Blue, Colonial White, Pine Ridge Green, Meadowmist Green, Buckskin Tan, Fiesta Red, Platinum Gray
 
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The famous Fairlane body-side wide skew molding, bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .