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1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Car & Wagon (All) Brochure
Car & Wagon (All)
1956 Ford Fairlane & Crown Victoria Brochure
Fairlane & Crown Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Faorlane Fordor Victoria
Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Car Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Police & Emergency
1956 Ford Taxi Models Brochure
Taxi
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
1956 Ford Car Engines  Clutches  Transmissions  Rear Axle Ratios
Eng  Trans  Clutch  Axle
1956 Ford Owner's Manual
Manual

1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Car Colors
Colors
1956 Ford Car Prices
Prices
AAll The Facts About The '56 Ford & Lifeguard Design Booklet
All The Facts & Lifeguard
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
Shop Man.
 
1956 Ford Parklane
1956 Ford Parklane   $2,950 w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & tires 6.70 x 15" 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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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, Single-Tone paint, mahogany-grain  wood-panel or ship-plank panels, &  maple-grain  trim.
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Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure  (2 dr, Base trim, single driver's seat, side-hinged rear door)
 
1956 FORD STATION WAGON SERIES
6 models. 2 or 4 dr, 6 or 8 pass. Base, Mid, or Top trim. Seven-leaf rear springs. Steel rims 15" dia. x 5" wide, 5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm). Tires 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tubeless black sidewall (opt white sidewalls +$50).
 
Models   Body Styles   Body Types   Production Nos   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
 
Custom Ranch Wagon
Body Style  R     Body Type  59B     Production (I-6) 4,272 + (V-8) 38,045 = 42,317     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass. Base trim.
 
3 interior colors of scuff-resistant woven-plastic & grained-vinyl, & an all-vinyl ranch brand motif "Wester Brown." Single-tone color control panel. Black steering wheel & column. Black arrowhead pattern rubber floor mat. Color-keyed ribbed linoleum loadspace mat. Bright-metal windshield, rear window, & bodyside full-length moldings.
 
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,749 Wash. D.C. ($2,637.74 L.A. Calif.)  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,599 Wash. D.C. ($2,543.97 L.A. Calif.)  either eng with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 (7.10 w/ air cond) x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Custom Ranch Wagon

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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
2 dr, 6 pass. Base trim.
 
2 interiors: woven plastic Brown, or all-vinyl ranch brand "Western Brown." Black steering wheel & column. Black arrowhead pattern floor mat. Brown ribbed linoleum loadspace floor. Black rubber windshield & rear window moldings. No bodyside moldings.
 
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,628 Wash. D.C. ($2,541.23 L.A. Calif.)  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,478 Wash. D.C. ($2,447.46 L.A. Calif.)   either eng with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 (7.10 w/ air cond) x 15" Tires  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15" Tires 
 
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Ranch Wagon

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Parklane
Body Style  R     Body Type  59C     Production (I-60 140 + (V-8) 15,046 = 15,186     Prices     Interiors
2 dr, 6 pass. Top trim. "Sport Ranch Wagon."
 
3 interior colors of woven-plastic & vinyl. Bright-metal moldings on back seat back & door panels. Color-keyed steering wheel & column, 2-toned control panel, looped rayon carpet, & luggage area snap-in vinyl cover. Snazzy-look large chrome trim plates around front door windows. Bodyside wide sweep moldings w/ black-painted jet exhaust design at rear.
 
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,950 Wash. D.C. ($2,835.89 L.A. Calif.)  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,800 Wash. D.C. ($2,742.12 L.A. Calif.)  either eng with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 (7.10 w/ air cond) x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Parklane

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6-Passenger Country Sedan
Body Style  X     Body Type  79D     6 & 8 Pass Combined Production (I-6) 4,770 + (V-8) 80,604 = 85,374     Prices     Interiors
4 dr, 6 pass. Mid trim.
 
3 interior colors of scuff-resistant woven-plastic & grained-vinyl, & an all-vinyl ranch brand motif "Western Brown." Single-tone color control panel. Black steering wheel & column. Black arrowhead pattern rubber floor mat. Color-keyed ribbed linoleum loadspace mat. Bright-metal windshield, rear window, & bodyside full-length moldings.
 
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace—length 74.0."
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,796 Wash. D.C. ($2,700.71 L.A. Calif.)  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,646 Wash. D.C. ($2,606.94 L.A. Calif.)  either eng with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 6.70 (7.10 w/ air cond) x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Six-Passenger Country Sedan

 
1956 Ford Six-Passenger Country Sedan
1956 Ford 6-passenger Country Sedan  $2,796 w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & tires 6.70 x 15." 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
4 dr, 8 pass. Mid trim.
 
Same as 8-Passenger Country Sedan except w/ Single-Tone exterior color (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 (& std Conv Dr)   $3,012 Wash. D.C. ($2,942.44 L.A. Calif.)  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,862 Wash. D.C. ($2,848.67 L.A. Calif.)  either eng with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Country Squire

 
1956 Ford Country Squire
1956 Ford Country Squire   $3,012 w/ std Thunderbird 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & tires 7.10 x 15." Opt Overdrive +110. Opt Fordomatic Drive +192. This example has std Single-Tone A-code  Raven Black  paint & opt Outside Visor (+$?), 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 Combined Production (I-6) 4,770 + (V-8) 80,604 = 85,374     Prices     Interiors
4 dr, 8 pass. Mid trim.
 
4 interior colors of scuff-resistant woven-plastic & grained-vinyl, & an all-vinyl ranch brand motif "Western Brown." Color-keyed steering wheel, column, 2-tone control panel, & ribbed linoleum loadspace mat. Black criss-cross pattern rubber floor mat. Bright-metal windshield & rear window moldings. Bodyside wide sweep moldings w/ black-painted jet exhaust design at rear.
 
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."
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ FD)  M-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,880 Wash. D.C. ($2,835.89 L.A. Calif.)  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   $2,730 Wash. D.C. ($2,742.12 L.A. Calif.)  either eng with
•  Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  (incld)  or
•  Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.27 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$110 ($109.70)  or
•  Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"  +$192 ($178.20),  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Price not found   only with
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.54 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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Eight-Passenger Country Sedan

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1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan
1956 Ford 8-Passenger Country Sedan   $2,880 w/ std Thunderbird 292-cid 200-hp M-code eng, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, rear axle 4.09 (opt 4.27), & tires 7.10 x 15." 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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Thunderbird Styling   Thunderbird Power   Lifeguard Design

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Parklane & Ranch Wagon cutaway views
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Parklane & Ranch Wagon cutaway views

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1956 Ford Station Wagon Engines
 
•  View  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code
Std, Courier
Opt, all Car & Station Wagon (except not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria)
 
•  View  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
Std, Fairlane & Station Wagon
 
•  View  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr (only)  P-code  mid-year
Opt, Fairlane & Station Wagon
 
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202-h.p. Thunderbird Engine   137-h.p. Ford I-6 Engine   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive

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1956 Ford Car & Station Wagon Transmissions
View "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual
 
•  View Conventional Drive  (3-speed manual)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Std, all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
 
•  View  Overdrive  (3-speed manual w/ auto planetary 4th-speed gear)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt, all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive, 30% lower eng rpm than 3rd), & Reverse
 
•  View  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (3-speed automatic)
Std, Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt, all other models
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Start-outs in 2nd gear, auto upshift to 3rd
Full-throttle start-outs in 1st gear, auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
 
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Specifications
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Specifications

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1956 Ford Station Wagon Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Station Wagon & Courier w/ all engs
•  4.09  (opt 4.27)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
•  4.27  (opt none)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.54  (opt none)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
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Accessories
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Accessories

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Master-Guide Power Steering & Swift Sure Power Brakes
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Master-Guide Power Steering & Swift Sure Power Brakes

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Power-Lift Windows & 4-Way Power Front Seat
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Power-Lift Windows & 4-Way Power Front Seat

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FORD STATION WAGONS Brochure Back Cover - illustration of Country Squire

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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery)

 
View full info & specs  1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure
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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .