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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.
 
Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
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 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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1956 FORD MAINLINE SERIES
3 models. Base trim level. Horn button, 1 sun visor, 1 armrest. Opt 2nd sun visor, 2nd armrest, 2nd ashtray back of front seat (Fordor).
Tires 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50), steel rims 15 x 5."
Early production: black rubber windshield & rear window moldings, no bodyside molding.
Late 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 Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Mainline Tudor Business Sedan   G   70D    8,020   Prices
2 dr. 3 pass. Base trim level. Level-floor loadspace behind front seat 60.4" w x 31.9" d (no back seat).
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,030 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,003.04 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
Ford V-8 272  U  (opt T-Bird V-8 292 M,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,130 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,096.81 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
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Mainline Tudor Sedan   G   70A   106,974   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Base trim level.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,125 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,107.12 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
Ford V-8 272  U  (opt T-Bird V-8 292 M,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,225 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,200.89 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
Mainline Fordor Sedan   G   73A   8,020   Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Base trim level.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,170 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,153.30 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
Ford V-8 272  U  (opt T-Bird V-8 292 M,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,270 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,247.07 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
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Mainlines . . . three new sedans-styled for distinction
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1956 FORD CUSTOMLINE SERIERS
3 Models. Intermediate trim level. 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.
Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" (as below) 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50), steel rims 15 x 5"
 
Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Customline Tudor Sedan   G   70B   164,828   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim level.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,295 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,231.54 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
Ford V-8 272  U  (opt T-Bird V-8 292 M,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,395 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,325.31 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
Customline Fordor Sedan   G   73B   170,695   Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim level.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,340 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,278.72 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
Ford V-8 272  U  (opt T-Bird V-8 292 M,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,440 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,372.49 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
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Customline Victoria   V   64D   33,130   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Intermediate trim level. "Open air" hardtop.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   I-6 Customline Victoria price not found
• 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
Ford V-8 272  U  (opt T-Bird V-8 292 M,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   V-8 Customline Victoria price not found
• 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
 
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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 level. 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.
Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" (as below) 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50), steel rims 15 x 5"
 
Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Fairlane Club Sedan   T   70C   142,629   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim level.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,405 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,341.03 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,555 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,434.80 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
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Fairlane Town Sedan   T   73C   244,672   Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Top trim level.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,450 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,388.21 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), &Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,600 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,481.98 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
Fairlane Victoria   V   64C   177,735   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim level. "Open air" hardtop.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,551 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,491.55 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,701 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,585.32 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
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Fairlane Sunliner   C   76B   58,147   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim level. Convertible top. The top is 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 & 3 zippers to fasten or unfasten the sides & top. Always zip or unzip the rear window sides first, then the top, & with the convertible top raised & unclamped. To lower the top, unlatch the 2 front clamps, unzip the rear window, & pull out the TOP knob. When down, attach the boot. To raise, remove the boot & push in the TOP knob. When up & before latching the top clamps, zip up the rear window, & latch the clamps. To open the rear window as a "breezeway," unlatch the top 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.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,720 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,671.14 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,870 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,764.91 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
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Fairlanes . . . seven fine-car models . . . supreme in their field

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Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Fairlane Crown Victoria   W   64A   9,209   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim level. "Crown of chrome."
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,694 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,638.32 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,844 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,732.09 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   W   64B   603   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim level. "Crown of chrome." Transparent blue-green tinted thick plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ removable snap-in "aluminized nylon" shade.
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,764 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,709.22 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,914 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,802.99 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
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Fairlane Fordor Victoria   F  57A   32,111   Prices
4 d. 6 pass. Top trim level. "Open air" hardtop.
Avail only w/
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"   $2,769 (Wash. D.C.)
 
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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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1956 FORD STATION WAGON SERIES
6 models. 6 or 8 pass. 3 Trim levels.
Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" (as below) 4-ply tubeless blackwall (opt whitewalls +$50), steel rims 15 x 5"
 
Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Ranch Wagon   R   59A   8,348   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Base trim level. Stowaway back seat bottom folds up & forward, & back folds down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,478 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,447.46 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,628 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,541.23 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
Custom Ranch Wagon   R   59B   42,317   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Base trim level plus scuff-resistant woven plastic & grained vinyl upholstery. Stowaway back seat bottom folds up & forward, & back folds down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,599 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,543.97 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,749 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,637.74 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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   R   59C   15,186   Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. "Sport" Ranch Wagon. Top trim level. Snazzy-look large chrome trim plates around front door windows. Luggage area snap-in vinyl cover. Stowaway back seat bottom folds up & forward, & back folds down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,800 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,742.12 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,950 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,835.89 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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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Station Wagons . . . America's favorite Wagons number six for '56

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Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Six-Passenger Country Sedan   X   79D   85,374*    Prices
4 dr. Intermediate trim level. Stowaway back seat bottom folds up & forward, & back folds down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 74.0."
*6 & 8 pass production combined, breakdown not found
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,646 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,606.94 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"   $2,796 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,700.71 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
 
Eight-Passenger Country Sedan   X   79B   85,374*   Prices
4 dr. Intermediate trim level. Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right. Left & right seat bottoms fold up, over, & down as level-floor loadspace, & backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Stowaway back seat 1/3 right also lifts up & forward for easy access to rear seat. With rear seat cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 82.9."
*6 & 8 pass production combined, breakdown not found
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"   $2,730 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,742.12 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"   $2,880 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,835.89 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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   Y   79C   23,221   Prices
4 dr. Intermediate trim level. Mahogany-grained steel side panels w/ maple-grained glass-fiber moldings. Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left-1/3 right. Bottoms fold up, over, & down as level-floor loadspace, & backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. As well, the Stowaway 1/3 right back folds forward & the whole 1/3 right seat lifts up & forward for access to the rear seat. With rear seat back & bottom cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace. Total loadspace length 82.9."
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"   $2,862 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,848.67 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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
T-Bird V-8 292  M  (opt T-Bird Special V-8 312 P,  opt eng price not found)
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"   $3,012 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,942.44 (L.A. Calif.)
• 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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Station Wagons . . . America's favorite Wagons number six for '56

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1956 Ford Cars, Station Wagons, & Courier
Engines

 
Ford I-6  223 CID   A Code
Std on Mainlines, Customlines, & Courier
Opt on Fairlanes (except Fordor Victoria) & Stn Wagons
6 cyl  in-line  2 overhead-valve
3.62 in bore x 3.60 in stroke   4 main bearings
37 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 on Mainlines, Customlines, & Courier
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 on Fairlanes & Stn Wagons, opt on Mainlines & Customlines
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
 
Thunderbird Special V-8  312 CID   P Code
Opt on Fairlanes & Stn Wagons
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.8 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
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)
Std on all models (except Fairlane Fordor Victoria)
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)
Opt on all models (except Fairlane Fordor Victoria)
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)
Opt on all models, std on Fairlane Fordor Victoria
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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Transmissions

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1956 Ford Cars, Station Wagons, & Courier
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)

 
I-6 Mainlines, Customlines, & Fairlanes
Std 3:89, opt 4.11, w/ Conventional Drive
Std 4.11, opt 3.89, w/ Overdrive
Std 3.22, opt 3.55, w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
V-8 Mainlines, Customlines, & Fairlanes
Std 3:78, opt 3.89, w/ Conventional Drive
Std 3.89, opt 3.78, w/ Overdrive
Std 3.22, opt 3.55,* w/ 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 Wagons & Courier
Std 4.09, opt 4.27, w/ Conventional Drive
Std 4.27, opt (none), w/ Overdrive
Std 3.54, opt (none), 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)
 
Click full specs  1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
 
Body Type   Body Style   Prod No   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Payloads   Prices
 
S   78A    8757 (total)    (NOTE: 1955 Courier production 7754 total)
 
Courier / Ranch Wagon
2 dr. 1 pass (driver). Sedan Delivery. Base trim level. Opt Tires & Payloads (as below).
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb   $1,740 / $1,725
Ford V-8 272  U
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 711 Lb   $1,890 (est) / $1,875 (est)
 
Courier / Parklane
2 dr. 3 pass. Sedan Delivery. Top trim level. Opt Tires & Payloads (as below).
Ford I-6 223  A
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 830 Lb   I-6 Courier/Parklane price not found
Ford V-8 272  U
Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 6.70 x 15," & Payload 711 Lb   V-8 Courier/Parklane price not found
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery)
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
 
Engines

Ford I-6  223 CID   A Code  (std)
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)
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)  (& Stn Wagons)
Std 4.09, opt 4.27, w/ Conventional Drive
Std 4.27, opt (none), w/ Overdrive
Std 3.54, opt (none), w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Tires   Click Payloads & GVWs   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"
 
Base Trim Level
• 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 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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Fairlane bodyside sweep wide bright-metal molding w/ black painted insets . . .