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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) exterior front 1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)   This example has std Single-Tone E-code  Colonial White  paint, & opt Body Mount Mirrors & Spotlights.  Photo  Orlando Classic Cars.
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Body Style  S     Body Type  78A     Production (I-6) ? + (V-8) ? = 8,757   (NOTE  1955 Production 7,754)
 
1956 Ford Courier - based on Ranch Wagon
Sedan Delivery. 2 dr, 1 pass (driver, one bucket seat). Base trim.
Std  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $1,740 est   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20.00,   or
Opt  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $1,890 est   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20
 
1956 Ford Courier - based on Parklane
Sedan Delivery. 2 dr, 3 pass (incld driver, one bench seat). Top trim.
Std  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,062.00 est   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none axle , 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20.00,   or
Opt  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,212.00 est   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20.00
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure Cover
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Base Trim
•  one sun visor    •  one armrest    •  one ashtray    •  one interior light, switch operated
•  Black rubber windshield & rear window moldings    •  Black rubber front floor mat
•  Black 18" dia. 2-spoke steering wheel, center horn button    •  Black steering wheel column
•  one front seat (driver), non-sag, back folds forward    •  opt full-width seat (driver plus 2 passengers)
•  opt auxiliary front seat (passenger), back folds forward, whole seat tilts up vertical
 
Features
•  dual windshield wipers    •  dual electric horns    •  one body mount rear view mirror, left side
•  102 cubic-feet of load capacity (including front space to right of driver's seat)
•  cargo area 5/8" plywood floor on welded steel ribbed floor pan
•  cargo area underfloor storage well (in front of axle), 2 hinged lids
•  cargo area underfloor spare tire well (behind axle) w/ spare tire & jack, hinged lid
•  side-hinged wide-opening panel-type rear door, holds open in any position
•  7-leaf rear springs     •  opt higher load rating tires & tubes
 
COLORS . . .
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Int Trim

•  AJ-code skiver-grain Dark Brown Vinyl seat cover
•  Medium Brown vinyl headlining     •  Medium Brown smooth pressed wood door & cargo area side panels
10 Ext Single-Tone
•  A-code Raven Black     •  B-code Nocturne Blue Poly.     •  C-code Bermuda Blue     •  D-code  Diamond Blue
•  E-code Colonial White    • F-code Pine Ridge Green Poly.    •  G-code Meadowmist Green
•  H-code Platinum Gray     •  J-code Buckskin Tan     •  K-code Fiesta Red
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) dimensions  
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Payload & GVW
Pounds (est)   Includes oils, coolant, & fuel
Front     Rear     Curb     Payload     GVW     Tires  (bias-ply tubeless black sidewall)
 
Std  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp   A-code  eng
•  Std   F 1757 + R 1513 = Curb 3270 + Payload 830 = GVW 4100  w/ Tires 6.70 x 15" 4-ply
•  Opt   F 1760 + R 1516 = Curb 3276 + Payload 924 = GVW 4200  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 4-ply
•  Opt   F 1762 + R 1518 = Curb 3280 + Payload 1320 = GVW 4600  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 6-ply
 
Opt  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  U-code  eng
•  Std   F 1876 + R 1513 = Curb 3389 + Payload 711 = GVW 4100  w/ Tires 6.70 x 15" 4-ply
•  Opt   F 1879 + R 1516 = Curb 3395 + Payload 805 = GVW 4200  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 4-ply
•  Opt   F 1881 + R 1518 = Curb 3399 + Payload 1201 = GVW 4600  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 6-ply
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) interior front 1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)   AJ-code Dark Brown Vinyl interior trim.  Photo inserts  Orlando Classic Cars.
 
 
1956 Ford Car, Station Wagon, & Courier (Sedan Delivery)
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan
Delivery) Tires

Bias-ply tubeless black sidewall
• Std 6.70 x 15" 4-ply = GVW 4,100 lb
• Opt 7.10 x 15" 4-ply = GVW 4,200 lb
• Opt 7.10 x 15" 6-ply = GVW 4,600 lb
Opt Tubes
 
opt tire & tube prices not found
Opt White Sidewalls  +$26.80
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) interior front
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1956 Ford Truck Illustrated Facts & Feature Manual Including Courier
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 9-1-55, Rev. 6-1-56, Printed in U.S.A.  Pages 33-40
 
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) brochure
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) interior front
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery) specifications
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) instrument panel
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) V-8 engine
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) I-6 engine
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear cargo area
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) transmissions
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) panel-type side-hinged rear door holds open in any position
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) chassis features
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) chassis features End of brochure
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear cargo area
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear cargo area
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear cargo area
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) storage bin below cargo floor
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) storage bin below cargo floor
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) spare tire well
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) data plate  
SERIAL NO.
U   ENGINE TYPE - Ford V-8 272-cid 173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)
6   PRODUCTION YEAR - 1956
F   ASSEMBLY PLANT - Dearborn, MI
S   BODY STYLE - Sedan Delivery
260878   CONSECUTIVE UNIT NO. (starting at 100001), the 160,878th vehicle (of all models) assembled at the Dearborn plant in the 1956 production year
 
78A   BODY TYPE - Sedan Delivery
E   COLOR (EXTERIOR) - Colonial White
AJ   TRIM (INTERIOR COLOR) - Dark Brown Vinyl
PRODUCTION CODE
9   DAY OF THE MONTH (vehicle completed) - 9th (Monday)
D   MONTH (vehicle completed) - April, 1956
1527   SCHEDULED ITEM NO. (assigned by the pant to the body) - 1,527th vehicle (of all models) scheduled for assembly on Monday, April 9, 1956
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) exterior rear
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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .