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1955 Spring Color Z-code Coral Mist exterior paint color (replaced 1955 M-code Regency Purple)
1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Cars & Wagons (All) Brochure
Cars & Wagons (All)
1956 Ford Fairlane Brochure
Fairlanes
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagons Brochure
Station Wagons
1956 Ford Car Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models BrochurePolice & Emerg
1956 Ford Taxi Service Brochure
Taxi Service
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
All The Facts About The '56 Ford Booklet
All The Facts
1956 Ford Owner's ManualManual

Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Paint & Upholstery Colors
Paint & Uph Colors
1956 Ford Car & Accessory Prices
Car & Accs Prices
1956 Ford Lifeguard Design Brochure
Lifeguard Design
Old Ford Part & Info LinksPart Links

1956 Ford Data Plate Data Plate Codes
 
Example VIN decoded   * M 6 F T 332131 *   70C ME L 13 G 493

SERIAL NO.:
M   ENGINE TYPE - 292 CID V-8
6   PRODUCTION YEAR - 1956
F   ASSEMBLY PLANT - Dearborn
T   BODY STYLE - Fairlane Tudor/Fordor (2 dr Club Sedan & 4 dr Town Sedan)
332131   CONSECUTIVE UNIT NO. (sequence of assembly no. starting at 100001) - the 232,131st of all 1956 Ford vehicle models assembled at Dearborn

70C   BODY (TYPE) - Fairlane Club Sedan (2 dr)
ME   COLOR (EXTERIOR PAINT) - M-code Goldenglow Yellow/E-code Colonial White Paint
L   TRIM (INTERIOR COLOR SCHEME) - Dark Gray & Medium Gray (random dot Silver Lurex glittering metallic thread) Nylon Cloth Upholstery, Dark Gray Metallic & Platinum Gray (mid instrument panel) Paint
PRODUCTION CODE:
13   DAY OF THE MONTH (vehicle completed) - 13th (a Friday)
G   MONTH (vehicle assembled) - July
493 - SCHEDULED ITEM NO. (assigned to the Body by the plant: Dearborn) - the 493rd of all vehicle models scheduled for assembly on Friday, July 13, 1956

 
Data Plate Decoder links:
Click  VINmagic.com Classic Car VIN Decoder:  1956 Ford
Click  VINmagic.com Classic Car VIN Decoder:  1953-1959 Ford
Click  Crown Victoria AssociationCVA Teck Talk 1955-56 Ford VIN Plate
 
1952-56 Ford Passenger Car Data Plate
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Models, Statistics, & Engines
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Assembly Plants Consecutive Unit Numbers, Production Codes, Scheduled Item Numbers
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Interior Trim Schemes
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Exterior Colors Page 1 of 3   Single-Tone   Spring Color   Conventional Two-Tone
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Exterior Colors Page 2 of 3   Conventional Two-Tone   Style-Tone Two-Tone
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1956 Ford Passenger Car Exterior Colors Page 3 of 3   Style-Tone Two-Tone
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Technical Service Bulletin #366, Aug 6, 1956, D-2
312 Cubic inch eight cylinder engines - 1956 Fairlane, Customline, and Mainline Models

 
We have been advised that approximately sixty-five [65] 312 cubic inch engines with automatic transmissions and four hundred and fifty-five [455] 312 cubic inch engines with standard transmissions have been used in 1956 Fairlane, Customline, and Mainline models in place of the 292 cubic inch ["M" code] engine with the four barrel carburetor.
 
Since these engines were shipped with the regular passenger car decals ["Thunderbird V-8"] on the rocker covers [and not the 312 cubic inch "P" code "Thunderbird Special V-8" decals] it will not be possible to identify them by this means. The identification of such units with these [312 cubic inch] engines in this case is made by the letter "S" [instead of "P," as the first letter] in the vehicle serial number and a daub of yellow heat resisting paint about two inches square on the forward portion of the engine.
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Mainline Tudor Business Sedan  (2 dr, 3 pass, Base trim)
Mainline Tudor Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass, Base trim)
Mainline Fordor Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass, Base trim)
 
Customline Tudor Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass, Mid trim)
Customline Fordor Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass, Mid trim)
Customline Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass, Mid trim, "open air" hardtop)
 
Fairlane Club Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass, Top trim))
Fairlane Town Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass, Top trim)
Fairlane Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass, Top trim, "open air" hardtop)
Fairlane Fordor Victoria  (4 dr, 6 pass, Top trim, "open air" hardtop)
Fairlane Crown Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass, Top trim)
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, Top trim, transparent blue-green tinted 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ a zippered "aluminized nylon" sunshade)
Fairlane Sunliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, Top trim, rayon or vinyl convertible top w/ electro-hydraulic operating mechanism, clear plastic rear window fastened at bottom & zippered sides & top, vinyl plastic boot)
 
Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass, Base trim)
Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass, Base trim+)
6-passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass, Mid trim)
8-passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, 8 pass, Mid trim)
Parklane  (2 dr, 6 pass, "Sport" Ranch Wagon, Top trim)
Country Squire  (4 dr, 8 pass, Top trim, mahogany-grain-finished steel bodyside & rear panels framed by maple-grain-finished glass-fibre moldings & a maple-grain-finish between beltline & roof drip moldings.
Courier (Sedan Delivery)  Brochure  (2 dr, 1 pass [driver] bucket seat, Base or Top trim, side-hinged rear door holds open)
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Fairlane bodyside sweep wide bright-metal molding w/ black painted insets . . .