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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure Cover
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
  J-code Buckskin Tan exterior paint
 
1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Car & Wagon (All) Brochure
Car & Wagon (All)
1956 Ford Fairlane & Crown Victoria Brochure
Fairlane & Crown Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagon Brochure
Station Wagon
1956 Ford Car & Truck Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Police & Emergency
1956 Ford Taxi Brochure
Taxi
Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Car Engines  Transmissions  Rear Axle Ratios
Engines  Trans.  Axles
1956 Ford Owner's Manual
Manual

1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Car Colors
Colors
1956 Ford Car Prices
Prices
AAll The Facts About The '56 Ford & Lifeguard Design Booklet
All The Facts & Lifeguard
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
Shop Man.
 
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) front 1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)   E-code Colonial White.  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 Total 7,754)
 
Engs    Trans    Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)    Tires    Payloads    GVWs    Prices
 
Courier - Ranch Wagon
Sedan Delivery. 2 dr, 1 pass (driver). Base trim.
Std  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $1,740 Est   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$109.70  or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$178.20.00,  or with
Opt  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $1,890 Est   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$109.70  or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$178.20
 
Courier - Parklane
Sedan Delivery. 2 dr, 3 pass (incld driver). Top trim.
Std  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,062.00 Est   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$109.70  or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$178.20.00,  or with
Opt  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,212.00 Est   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$109.70  or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 4-ply tubeless bsw 6.70 x 15"  +$178.20.00
 
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure Cover
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Engines
View specs  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  Std
View specs  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  Opt
 
Transmissions
View  Conventional Drive  (3-speed Manual)  Std
View  Overdrive  (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)  Opt
View  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (3-speed Automatic)  Opt
View operation  "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual Pages 12-14
 
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)  w/ all engs  (& 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 black sidewall tire prices not found
Std  6.70 x 15," 4-ply, black sidewall, tubless  (incld)  (or w/ opt tube)
Opt  6.70 x 15," 6-ply, black sidewall, tubless (or w/ tube)
Opt  7.10 x 15," 4-ply, black sidewall, tubless (or w/ tube)
Opt  7.10 x 15," 6-ply, black sidewall, tubless (or w/ tube)
Opt white sidewalls +$50
View  Payloads, GVWs, & Tires  (below)
 
Wheel Rims
Steel, 15" dia x 5" wide,  5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm)
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)   Photo inserts  Orlando Classic Cars
Base trim. AJ-code Dark Brown Vinyl skiver-grain seat covers. (Data plate decoded below.)
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) interior
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) interior
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Base Trim
•  one sun visor   •  one armrest   •  one ashtray   •  one interior light, switch operated
•  one body mount rear view mirror, left side   •  dual windshield wipers   •  dual electric horns
•  one front seat (driver), non-sag, back folds forward,  Dark Brown Vinyl  skiver-grain
•  opt auxiliary front seat (passenger), back folds forward, whole seat tilts up vertical
•  opt full-width seat (3 passenger)
•  black 18" dia. 2-spoke steering wheel, center horn button   •  black steering wheel column
•  black rubber front floor mat   •  black rubber windshield & rear window moldings
•  vinyl headlining
•  102 cubic-feet of load capacity (including front space to right of driver's seat)
•  Medium Brown interior front door & cargo area side panels of hard smooth-surfaced composition board
•  cargo area 5/8" plywood floor on welded steel ribbed floor pan
•  cargo area underfloor storage well (before axle), 2 hinged lids
•  cargo area underfloor spare tire well (behind axle) w/ spare tire & jack, hinged lid
•  side-hinged wide-opening rear door, holds open in any position
•  7-leaf rear springs
 
Exterior Colors
Colonial White    Raven Black    Nocturne Blue Poly.    Bermuda Blue    Diamond Blue    Pine Ridge Green Poly.    Meadowmist Green    Buckskin Tan    Fiesta Red    Platinum Gray
 
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) interior
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) instrument panel
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1956 Ford Truck Illustrated Facts and 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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Cargo Loadspace  (back of seat)
• Floor length 80 in     • Load length 74.9 in
• Width 60.5 in     • Width between wheel housings 42.5 in     • Height 37.4 in
 
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear cargo area
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) side-hinged rear door wide open
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) dimensions  
Weights   Pounds (est)   Incld lubricants, coolant, & fuel
Front    Rear    Curb    Payload     GVW    Tires
 
Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp   A-code   Std eng
Std   F 1757 + R 1513 = Curb 3270 + Payload 830 = GVW 4100  w/ Tires 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tubeless bsw
Opt   F 1760 + R 1516 = Curb 3276 + Payload 924 = GVW 4200  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tubeless bsw
Opt   F 1762 + R 1518 = Curb 3280 + Payload 1320 = GVW 4600  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 6-ply tubeless bsw
 
Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  U-code   Opt eng
Std   F 1876 + R 1513 = Curb 3389 + Payload 711 = GVW 4100  w/ Tires 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tubeless bsw
Opt   F 1879 + R 1516 = Curb 3395 + Payload 805 = GVW 4200  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tubeless bsw
Opt   F 1881 + R 1518 = Curb 3399 + Payload 1201 = GVW 4600  w/ Tires 7.10 x 15" 6-ply tubeless bsw
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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/Custom Delivery) Specifications
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear cargo area
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Y-8 engine
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) I-6 engine
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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) transmissions
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) spare tire
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) chassis features
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) chassis features END OF COURIER (SEDAN DELIVERY) BROCHURE
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) data plate  
SERIAL NO.:
U = Engine Type = 272 ci 173 hp (MT) 176 hp (AT) 2-bbl carb OHV V8
6 = Production Year = 1956
F = Assembly Plant = Dearborn, MI
S = Body Style = Sedan Delivery
260878 = Consecutive Unit No. (sequence of assembly no. starting at 100001), the 160878th of all 1956 Ford vehicle models assembled at the Dearborn plant
 
78A = BODY (TYPE) = Sedan Delivery
E = COLOR (EXTERIOR PAINT) = Colonial White
AJ = TRIM (INTERIOR COLOR SCHEME) = Dark Brown Vinyl
PRODUCTION CODE:
9 = Day of the Month (vehicle completed) = 9th (Monday)
D = Month (vehicle assembled) = April
1527 = Scheduled Item No. (assigned to the body at the Dearborn plant), the 1527th of all vehicle models scheduled for assembly on Monday, April 9, 1956
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) rear
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