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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure

Ford Division of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7602 Litho. in U.S.A. 9-55

137 h.p. Ford I-6   173/176 h.p. Ford Y-8   200/202 h.p. Special Police Y-8   210/215 h.p. Interceptor Y-8   Conventional Drive   Overdrive   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Body Construction   Factory-Installed Options   Accessories   Heavy-Duty Seats   Clutch   Suspension   Rear Axle   Gear Ratios   Brakes   Steering   Wheels & Tires   Dimensions   Standard & Optional Equipment

1956 Ford Police Car Models Brochure Cover - illustration of Mainline Tudor Sedan police car
 
Police Car Models   Body Type Codes   (Production Nos not found)   (Prices not found)
 
Customline Tudor Sedan  (6 pass)   70B
Customline Fordor Sedan  (6 pass)   73B
Mainline Tudor Sedan  (6 pass)   70A
Mainline Fordor Sedan  (6 pass)   73A
Six-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr)   79D*
Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided center seat)   79B*
Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)   59A*
Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)   59B*
*Optional side-hinged wide-opening rear door for Station Wagons
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Customline & Mainline
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Customline & Mainline
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Customline & Mainline
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Station Wagons - Country Sedan & Ranch Wagon
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Lifeguard Design
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Engine choices . . .
 
312 cu. in. Interceptor Y-8  210 h.p. @ 4600 r.p.m. & 312 lb.-ft. torque @ 2600 r.p.m.
          (215 h.p. @ 4600 r.p.m. & 317 lb.-ft. torque @ 2600 r.p.m. w/ Fordomatic)
292 cu. in. Special Police Y-8  200 h.p. @ 4600 r.p.m. & 285 lb.-ft. torque @ 2600 r.p.m.
          (202 h.p. @ 4600 r.p.m. & 289 lb.-ft. torque @ 2600 r.p.m. w/ Fordomatic)
272 cu. in. Ford Y-8 173 h.p. @ 4400 r.p.m. & 260 lb.-ft. torque @ 2400 r.p.m.
          (176 h.p. @ 4400 r.p.m. & 264 lb.-ft. torque @ 2400 r.p.m. w/ Fordomatic)
223 cu. in. Ford I-6  137 h.p. @ 4200 r.p.m. & 202 lb.-ft. torque @ 1600-2600 r.p.m. (w/ all drives)
1956 Ford Police Brochure - 215-h.p. Interceptor Y-8 Engine
1956 Ford Police Brochure - cutaway illustration of a 215-h.p. Interceptor Y-8 engine
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - 202-H.P. SPECIAL POLICE Y-8    176-H.P. FORD Y-8   137-H.P. FORD I-6
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Transmission Choices . . .
 
Conventional Drive - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & Reverse gears
Overdrive - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (Overdrive), & Reverse gears
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive - 1st (Low), 2nd (Intermediate & Passing), 3rd (High), & Reverse gears
Selector
P - Park
R - Reverse gear
N - Neutral, start engine
DR - 2nd gear take off w/ part part-throttle (typical), auto upshift to 3rd
       - 1st gear take off w/ full-throttle (Speed-Trigger), auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
LO - 1st gear take off & hold, (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when selector moved to DR)
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Overdrive   Conventional Drive   Torque-Tailored Rear Axles
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Advanced features for easy-riding, longer-lasting service
Cutaway illustration of 2-door Mainline/Customline body with 'baloon' construction comments
Cutaway illustration of 2-door Mainline/Customline body with 'baloon' construction comments
3 suspension illustrations with comments - Ball-joint Suspension   Angle-poised Ride   Variable-rate Rear Suspension
3 suspension illustrations with comments - Ball-joint Suspension   Angle-poised Ride   Variable-rate Rear Suspension
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Illustrations of factory-installed options with comments - Generator   Heavy-Duty Clutch   Heavy-Duty Front Springs   MagicAire Heating-Ventilating System   Special Brake Linings   Combination Fuel & Vacuum Pump   Heavy-Duty Floor Mats   Heavy-Duty Radiator   Heavy-Duty Seats
Illustrations of factory-installed options with comments - Generator   Heavy-Duty Clutch   Heavy-Duty Front Springs   MagicAire Heating-Ventilating System   Special Brake Linings   Combination Fuel & Vacuum Pump   Heavy-Duty Floor Mats   Heavy-Duty Radiator   Heavy-Duty Seats
Illustrations of factory-installed options with comments - Generator   Heavy-Duty Clutch   Heavy-Duty Front Springs   MagicAire Heating-Ventilating System   Special Brake Linings   Combination Fuel & Vacuum Pump   Heavy-Duty Floor Mats   Heavy-Duty Radiator   Heavy-Duty Seats
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
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1956 Ford Fairlane body side skew molding - bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .