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1956 Ford Fairlanes Brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7575, Litho in U.S.A. 9-55
 
Fairlane Club Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass)
Fairlane Town Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass)
Fairlane Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass, "open air" hardtop)
Fairlane Sunliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, rayon or vinyl convertible top w/ electro-hydraulic operating mechanism, clear plastic rear window fastened at bottom & zippers to unfasten & fasten the sides & top (3 zippers), vinyl plastic boot)
Fairlane Crown Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass)
Models not in the brochure are added as follows:
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, transparent blue-green tinted 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ zippered "aluminized nylon" sunshade)
Fairlane Fordor Victoria  Brochure  (4 dr, 6 pass, "open air" hardtop)
 
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1956 FORD Fairlane Brochure Cover - illustration of Victoria

 
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1956 FORD Fairlane Brochure Back Cover - illustration of Victoria

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The Fairlane Series

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Illustration of Crown Victoria

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. . . a model to match your own good taste

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1956 FORD FAIRLANE SERIES
7 Models. Top trim. 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 Styles   Body Types   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
 
Fairlane Victoria
Body Style  V     Body Type  64C     Production  177,735     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,701 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,585.32 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,551 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,491.55 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
 
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The Fairlane Victoria

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Fairlane Crown Victoria
Body Style  W     Body Type  64A     Production  9,209     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. "Crown of chrome."
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,844 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,732.09 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,694 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,638.32 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
 
 
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner
Body Style  W     Body Type  64B     Production  603     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. "Crown of chrome." Transparent blue-green tinted 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ zippered "aluminized nylon" sunshade.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,914 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,802.99 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,764 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,709.22 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
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The Fairlane Crown Victoria

 
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(1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria)

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Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Body Style  F     Body Type  57A     Production  32,111     Prices  not found     Brochure
4 d. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
Avail only w/
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   Fairlane Fordor Victoria price not found
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
 
Fairlane Sunliner
Body Style  C     Body Type  76B     Production  58,147     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim. Rayon or vinyl Convertible top (as bellow) - 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 & a zipper to fasten-unfasten the 3 other edges. To lower the top, unlatch the 2 front clamps, unzip & fold down the rear window, & pull out the TOP knob. When down, attach the boot. To raise the top, remove the boot & push in the TOP knob. When up, zip in the window & then latch the clamps. To open the rear window as a "breezeway," unlatch the 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.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,870 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,764.91 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,720 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,671.14 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
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The Fairlane Sunliner

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Fairlane Town Sedan
Body Style  T     Body Type  73C     Production  244,672     Prices
4 dr. 6 pass. Top trim.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,600 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,481.98 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), &Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,450 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,388.21 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
 
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Fairlane Club Sedan
Body Style  T     Body Type  70C     Production  142,629     Prices
2 dr. 6 pass. Top trim.
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   $2,555 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,434.80 (L.A. Calif.)
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
Ford I-6 223  A   Opt eng   $2,405 (Wash. D.C.) / $2,341.03 (L.A. Calif.)
Std Conventional Drive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), & Tires 6.70 x 15"
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
 
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The Fairlane Club Sedan

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The Fairlane touch through and through

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Ford's exclusive Lifeguard Design

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1956 Ford Mainline, Customline, Fairlane, Station Wagon, & Courier
Engines

 
Ford I-6  223 CID   A Code
Std in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
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
 
Thunderbird V-8  292 CID   M Code
Std in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Opt in Mainline & Customline
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
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
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust bumper ported
 
Thunderbird Special V-8  312 CID   P Code
Opt in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.80 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
(215 hp @ 4600 rpm   317 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Overdrive  THUNDERBIRD ONLY)
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust
 
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Thunderbird Y-8 Power

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Transmissions    Click "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual Pages 12-14
 
Conventional Drive (3-speed Manual)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Std in all other models
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)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
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)
Std in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
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  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic  Overdrive  Conventional Drive

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1956 Ford Mainline, Customline, Fairlane, Station Wagon, & Courier
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)

 
I-6 Mainline, Customline, & Fairlane
3:89, opt 4.11, w/ std Conventional Drive
4.11, opt 3.89, w/ opt Overdrive
3.22, opt 3.55, w/ opt Speed-Tigger Fordomatic Drive
 
V-8 Mainline, Customline, & Fairlane
3:78, opt 3.89, w/ std Conventional Drive
3.89, opt 3.78, w/ opt Overdrive
3.22, opt 3.55,* w/ opt 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 Wagon & I-6 & V-8 Courier
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
 
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The new '56 Ford Fairlane Chassis

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Hotchkiss Drive  King-Size Brakes  K-bar Frame  Tubeless Tires  Angle-Poised Ride  Front Springs

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Master-Guide Power Steering  4-Way Power Seat  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive

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Swift Sure Power Brakes  Power-Lift Windows  SelectAire Conditioner

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MagicAire System  Signal-Seek Radio  Sports Spare Wheel Carrier  Back-Up Lights  Seat Belts  Auto-Wipe Windshield Washer  Wire Wheel Covers

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These Other Fine Ford Accessories Available At Your Ford Dealer'st

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Fairlane Exteriors   Fairlane Interiors   Town and Club Sedans   Engines   Clutch   Transmissions   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic   Frames   Suspensions   Rear Axles   Axle Ratios   Steering   Brakes   Tires   Dimensions

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