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1956 Ford Fairlanes Brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7575, Litho in U.S.A. 9-55
 
Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
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 & 3 zippers to fasten-unfasten sides & top, vinyl plastic boot)
Fairlane Crown Victoria  (2 dr, 6 pass)
Not included:
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner  (2 dr, 6 pass, transparent blue-green tinted thick plastic "sky-view" roof section w/ removable snap-in "aluminized nylon" shade)
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 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 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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The Fairlane Victoria

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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
 
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The Fairlane Crown Victoria

 
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(1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria)

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Models   Body Types   Body Styles   Prod Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
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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The Fairlane Sunliner

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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
 
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The Fairlane Town Sedan

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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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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 Fairlane
Engines

 
Ford I-6  223 CID   A Code
Std on Mainlines, Customlines, & Couriers
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
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 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
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust bumper ported
 
Thunderbird Special V-8  312 CID   P Code
Opt on Fairlanes & Stn Wagons
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
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust bumper ported
 
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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)
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  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  Overdrive  Conventional Drive

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1956 Ford Fairlane
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-Tigger 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
 
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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's

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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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Fairlane bodyside sweep wide bright-metal molding w/ black painted insets . . .