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1956 Ford Parklane
1956 Ford Parklane   New  $2,950  w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 6.70 x 15" tires. Opt Overdrive +$110. Opt Fordomatic Drive +$192. This example has opt Style-Tone Two-Tone CD-code  Bermuda Blue  &  Diamond Blue  paint +$45, Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), White Sidewall Tires +$50, & modern aftermarket 1962-64 Thunderbird-style Wire Wheels (+$?).  Photos  American Dream Machine.
1956 Ford Parklane
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1956 Ford Station Wagon Brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7573, Litho in U.S.A. 9-55
 
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FORD STATION WAGONS Brochure Cover - illustration of Parklane

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1956 Ford Station Wagon Models
 
•  Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass, Base trim)
•  Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass, Base trim+)
•  6-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, Mid trim)
•  8-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, Mid trim)
•  Parklane  (2 dr, 6 pass, "Sport Ranch Wagon," Top trim)
•  Country Squire  (4 dr, 8 pass, Top trim, Single-Tone paint only, & 3M™ DI-NOC™ self-adhesive vinyl  mahogany-grain  wood-panel or ship-plank finish on (steel) bodyside & rear panels &  maple-grain  finish on one-piece glass-fibre moldings & body window-band area)
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•  Courier (Sedan Delivery) (Brochure)  (2 dr, 1 pass (driver), Base trim, panel-type side-hinged rear door)
 
 
1956 FORD STATION WAGON SERIES
6 models. 2 or 4 dr, 6 or 8 pass. Base, Mid, or Top trim. Counterbalanced liftgate. 2 support arms w/ manual release on tail gate. 7-leaf rear springs. Bias 4-ply tubeless black sidewall tires.
 
 
Custom Ranch Wagon
Body Style  R     Body Type  59B     Production (I-6) 4,272 + (V-8) 38,045 = 42,317     Prices     Interiors     Colors
2 dr, 6 pass. Base trim.
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
2 sun visors, 4 armrests, 2 coat hooks, & 2 passenger-assist straps on "B" pillars. Auto pop-out cigarette lighter. Ashtrays in instrumemt panel & rear armrests. Instrument panel knobs have bright inserts. Color-keyed Single-Tone color instrument panel & heavy ribbed linoleum loadspace mat. Black steering wheel & column. Black rubber arrowhead pattern floor mat. Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings, & full-length bodyside mid spear tip moldings.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,749 Wash. D.C. ($2,637.74 L.A. Calif.)  w/
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire cond) x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,599 Wash. D.C. ($2,543.97 L.A. Calif.)   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   price not found   with
Fordomatic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires
 
COLORS . . .
1956 Ford Custom Ranch Wagon
4 Int Trim

•  Red & White Woven Plastic - AT-code White Vinyl (bolsters: gabardine-grain) & Red Woven Plastic (seats: vertically puff-pleated in red & gold)
•  Western Brown Vinyl - BA-code Medium Brown Vinyl (bolsters: gabardine-grain) & Dark Brown Vinyl "Wester Brown" (seats: ranch brand motif)
•  Green & Silver Woven Plastic - AS-code Light Green Vinyl (bolsters: gabardine-grain) & Medium Green Woven Plastic (seats: vertically puff-pleated in green & silver)
• Blue & Silver Woven Plastic - BH [or BR?]-code White Vinyl (bolsters: gabardine-grain) & Medium Blue Woven Plastic (seats: vertically puff-pleated in blue & silver)
 
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Ranch Wagon
Body Style  R     Body Type  59A     Production (I-6) 16,267 + (V-8) 32,081 = 48,348     Prices     Interiors     Colors
2 dr, 6 pass. Base trim.
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
1 sun visor, 1 armrest, 1 ashtray, & 2 coat hooks. Opt passenger side sun visor. Opt passenger side door & rear side armrests. Opt ashtrays in rear armrests. Instrument panel knobs are plain. Black steering wheel w/ center horn button. Black steering wheel column. Black rubber arrowhead pattern floor mat. Brown heavy ribbed linoleum loadspace mat. Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings. Bright-metal rear bodyside single moldings w/ spear tips, or double moldings w/ spear-tips (that may enclose a 2nd Tone-Tone paint color & on roof).
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,628 Wash. D.C. ($2,541.23 L.A. Calif.)  w/
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire cond) x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,478 Wash. D.C. ($2,447.46 L.A. Calif.)   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   price not found   with
Fordomatic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires
 
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1956 Ford Ranch Wagon
2 Int Trim

•  Brown Woven Plastic - AZ-code Medium Brown Vinyl (bolsters: gabardine-grain) & Medium Brown Woven Plastic (seats)
•  Western Brown Vinyl - BA-code Medium Brown Vinyl (bolsters: gabardine-grain) & Dark Brown Vinyl "Western Brown" (seats: ranch brand motif)
 
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Parklane
Body Style  R     Body Type  59C     Production (I-60 140 + (V-8) 15,046 = 15,186     Prices     Interiors     Colors
2 dr, 6 pass. Top trim. "Sport Ranch Wagon."
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
3 interior colors of woven-plastic & vinyl. Bright-metal moldings on back seat back & door panels. Color-keyed steering wheel & column, Two-Tone instrument panel, looped rayon carpet, & luggage area vinyl snap-in cover. Snazzy-look large chrome trim plates around door windows. Bright-metal bodyside wide sweep moldings w/ black-painted jet exhaust designs at rear.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,950 Wash. D.C. ($2,835.89 L.A. Calif.)  w/
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire cond) x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,800 Wash. D.C. ($2,742.12 L.A. Calif.)   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   price not found   with
Fordomatic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires
 
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1956 Ford Parklane
4 Int Trim

•  AT-code White Vinyl  (bolsters: gabardine-grain)  &  Red Woven Plastic  (seat inserts: one-inch stitched horizontal pleats)  Optional
•  BB-code Medium Blue Vinyl  (bolsters: gabardine-grain)  &  Light Blue Woven Plastic  (seat inserts: one-inch stitched horizontal pleats)
•  BC-code Medium Green Vinyl  (bolsters: gabardine-grain)  &  Light Green Woven Plastic  (seat inserts: one-inch stitched horizontal pleats)
•  BD-code White Vinyl  (bolsters: gabardine-grain)  & Medium Brown Woven Plastic  (seat inserts: one-inch stitched horizontal pleats)
 
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6-Passenger Country Sedan
Body Style  X     Body Type  79D     6- & 8-Pass Prod Comb (I-6) 4,770 + (V-8) 80,604 = 85,374     Prices     Interiors     Colors
4 dr, 6 pass. Mid trim.
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
Color-keyed Single-Tone instrument panel & heavy linoleum loadspace mat. Black steering wheel & column. Black rubber arrowhead pattern floor mat. Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings, & full-length bodyside mid spear tip moldings.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,796 Wash. D.C. ($2,700.71 L.A. Calif.)  w/
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire cond) x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,646 Wash. D.C. ($2,606.94 L.A. Calif.)   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   price not found   with
Fordomatic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires
 
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6-Pass Country Sedan, 8-Pass Country Sedan, & Country Squire Colors (here)
 
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1956 Ford Six-Passenger Country Sedan
1956 Ford 6-passenger Country Sedan   New  $2,796  w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 6.70 x 15" tires. Opt Overdrive +$110. Opt Fordomatic Drive +$192. This example has opt Conventional Two-Tone ME-code  Coldenglow Yellow  &  Colonial White  paint +$25, Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), Ford Crest Wheel Covers (+$?), & White Sidewall Tires +$50.  Photo  RM Sotheby's.
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Country Squire
Body Style  Y     Body Type  79C     Production (I-6) 93 + (V-8) 23,128 = 23,221     Prices     Interiors     Colors
4 dr, 8 pass. Mid trim.
Unique Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right. Divided bottoms fold up, forward, & down as level-floor loadspace, & divided backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. As well, with the back folded forward, the whole Stowaway 1/3 right seat tilts up & forward - for rear seat access. With rear seat cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 82.9."
 
Same as 8-Passenger Country Sedan except w/ Single-Tone exterior paint (only); & 3M™ DI-NOC™ self-adhesive vinyl  mahogany-grain wood-panel or ship-plank finish on (steel) bodyside & rear panels, & maple-grain finish on one-piece glass-fibre moldings & on body window-band area.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $3,012 Wash. D.C. ($2,942.44 L.A. Calif.)  w/
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 10," clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,862 Wash. D.C. ($2,848.67 L.A. Calif.)  with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   price not found   with
Fordomatic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires
 
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6-Pass Country Sedan, 8-Pass Country Sedan, & Country Squire Colors (here)
 
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1956 Ford Country Squire
1956 Ford Country Squire   New  $3,012  w/ std Thunderbird 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 7.10 x 15" tires. Opt Overdrive +$110. Opt Fordomatic Drive +$192. This example has std Single-Tone A-code  Raven Black  paint & opt Outside Visor (+$?), Side Shades (+$?), Spotlights With Mirrors +$50, Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Grille Guard +$50, & White Sidewall Tires +$50. Added aftermarket roof rack & 1955 Ford headlamp door chrome eyebrow moldings.
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8-Passenger Country Sedan
Body Style  X     Body Type  79B     6- & 8-Pass Prod Comb (I-6) 4,770 + (V-8) 80,604 = 85,374     Prices     Interiors     Colors
4 dr, 8 pass. Mid trim.
Unique Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right. Divided bottoms fold up, forward, & down as level-floor loadspace, & divided backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. As well, with the back folded forward, the whole Stowaway 1/3 right seat tilts up & forward - for rear seat access. With rear seat cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 82.9."
 
Color-keyed Single-Tone steering wheel, column, Two-Tone instrument panel, & heavy ribbed linoleum loadspace mat. Black rubber criss-cross pattern floor mat. Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings, & bodyside wide sweep moldings w/ black-painted jet exhaust designs at rear.
 
•  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 10," clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,730 Wash. D.C. ($2,742.12 L.A. Calif.)   with
•  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld)
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$110 ($109.70)
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   price not found   with
Fordomatic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires
 
 
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1956 Ford 6-Pass Country Sedan, 8-Pass Country Sedan, & Country Squire
5 Int Trim

•  Red & Gold Woven Plastic - AT-code White Vinyl (bolters: gabardine-grain) & Red Woven Plastic  (seats: vertically puff-pleated in red & gold)
•  Western Brown Vinyl - BA-code Medium Brown Vinyl (bolters: gabardine-grain) & Dark Brown Vinyl "Western Brown" (seats: ranch brand motif)
•  Green & Silver Woven Plastic - BC-code Medium Green Vinyl (bolters: gabardine-grain) & Light Green Woven Plastic  (seats: vertically puff-pleated in green & silver)
•  Blue & Silver Woven Plastic - BR-code White Vinyl (bolters: gabardine-grain) & Medium Blue Woven Plastic  (seats: vertically puff-pleated in blue & silver)
•  BU-code White Vinyl (bolters: gabardine-grain) & Red Vinyl Pleated  Optional
 
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1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan
1956 Ford 8-Passenger Country Sedan   New  $2,880  w/ std Thunderbird 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 7.10 x 15" tires. Opt Overdrive +$110. Opt Fordomatic Drive +$192. This example has opt Style-Tone Two-Tone KA-code  Fiesta Red  &  Raven Black  paint +$45, Body Mount Mirrors (+$?), Wire Wheel Covers +$43, White Sidewall Tires +$50, & aftermarket outside visor (+$?) & roof rack (+$?).  Photos  en.wheelsage.org.
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1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan Rear Seats
BU-code  White Vinyl  &  Red Pleated Vinyl  interior.
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1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan Rear Seats
Unique Stowaway back seat is divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right. Divided bottoms fold up, forward, & down as level-floor loadspace, & divided backs fold forward & down as level-floor loadspace. As well, with the back folded forward, the whole Stowaway back 1/3 right seat tilts up & forward for rear seat access. With rear seat cushions removed, the rear seat back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace.
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1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan
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Thunderbird Styling   Thunderbird Power   Lifeguard Design
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Parklane & Ranch Wagon cutaway views
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202-h.p. Thunderbird Y-8 Engine   137-h.p. Ford I-6 Engine   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive

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Specifications
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Accessories
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Master-Guide Power Steering & Swift Sure Power Brakes
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery

 
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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .