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Automobile Catalog™ 1956 Ford Car Models, Engines, Transmissions, Rear Gears, Speeds, Hp/Torque CurvesAutomobile Catalog™
1956 Ford Car Models, Engines, Transmissions, Rear Gears, Speeds, Hp/Torque Curves
1956 Ford Station Wagons Brochure
Body Type Codes   Production Nos   Prices 6-Cyl*   Prices V-8*   *Price List

© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7573, Litho in U.S.A. 9-55

Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)
Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)
Parklane  (2 dr, 6 pass, luggage area vinyl snap-in cover)
6-passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr)
Country Squire  (4 dr, 8 pass, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided back seat, mahogany-grained steel side panels w/ maple-grained glass-fiber moldings)
8-passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided back seat)
 
Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure**  (2 dr, 1 pass, driver bucket seat, side-hinged rear door)
 
Cutaway Views   2-Door 6-Passenger   4-Door 6-Passenger   4-Door 8-Passenger   Fine Strong Cassis   Unique Interior Styling   Optional Vinyl "Western Brown" Interior   Stowaway Rear Seat    1/3-2/3 Divided Back Seat   Easy Liftgate & Tailgate   Ford I-6   Thunderbird Y-8   Conventional Drive   Overdrive   Speed-Tigger Fordomatic Drive   Specifications (Detailed)   Accessories (Detailed)
 
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FORD STATION WAGONS Brochure Cover - illustration of Parklane

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Custom Ranch Wagon (2 dr, 6 pass)
59B   42,317   $2,599 6-Cyl*   $2,749 V-8*   *Price List
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Custom Ranch Wagon

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Ranch Wagon (2 dr, 6 pass)
59A   8,348   $2,478 6-Cyl*   $2,628 V-8*   *Price List
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Ranch Wagon

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Parklane (2 dr, 6 pass, luggage area vinyl snap-in cover)
59C   15,186   $2,800 6-Cyl*   $2,950 V-8*   *Price List
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Parklane

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Six-Passenger Country Sedan (4 dr)
79D   85,374 (6 & 8 pass prod. combined, breakdown not found)   $2,646 6-Cyl*   $2,796 V-8*   *Price List
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Six-Passenger Country Sedan

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Country Squire (4 dr, 8 pass, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided back seat, mahogany-grained steel side panels w/ maple-grained glass-fiber moldings)
79C   23,221   $2,862 6-Cyl*   $3,012 V-8*   *Price List
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Country Squire

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Eight-Passenger Country Sedan (4 dr, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided back seat)
79B   85,374 (6 & 8 pass prod. combined, breakdown not found)   $2,730 6-Cyl*   $2,880 V-8*   *Price List
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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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Engines
 
Thunderbird Y-8   M Code

8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
292 cu in   3.75 x 3.3 in bore x stroke
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)
Dual exhausts
Ford I-6   A Code
6 cyl  in-line  2 overhead-valve
223 cu in   3.62 x 3.6 in bore x stroke
137 hp @ 4400 rpm   202 lb-ft torque @ 1600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr   (w/ all drives)
1-barrel carb
 
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202-h.p. Thunderbird Engine   137-h.p. Ford I-6 Engine   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive

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Transmissions    Click  Owner's Manual Pages 12-14 "Shifting Gears"
 
Conventional Drive (3-speed Manual)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
Overdrive (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern, +
Overdrive T-handle below control panel, push in to use, pull out to "lock out"
Overdrive auto cut-in above 27 mph (on throttle let-up) & cut-out (to 3rd) below 21 mph
Full-throttle Overdrive auto cut-out (to 3rd) (hill climbing, passing)
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive (3-speed Automatic)
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Automatic planetary gear train & single-stage 3-element hydraulic Torque Converter
Safety-sequence gear selector on steering column, Illuminated
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 (extra-fast), auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 2nd gear (Passing gear) below 60 mph
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 1st gear below 18 mph
LO  Low
      • 1st gear take-off & hold, (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when DR selected)
      • downshift to 2nd gear below 60 mph (engine braking)
      • downshift to 1st gear below 25 mph (engine braking)
 
Specifications
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Specifications

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Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Station Wagons & Courier I-6 & Y-8
4.09 std, 4.27 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.27 std, (none) opt, w/ Overdrive
3.54 std, (none) opt, w/ Speed-Tigger Fordomatic Drive
 
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/Custom Delivery)
Body Type Code   Production Nos   Prices 6-Cyl   Prices V-8
 
78A    8757 (total)    (INSERT: 1955 Courier production total 7754)
Ranch Wagon  base w/ Mainline trim  (2 dr, 1 pass)
$1,738 6-Cyl    $1,888 V-8 (est.)
Parklane  base w/ Fairlane trim  (2 dr, 2 pass)
$2,060 6-Cyl (est.)     $2,210 V-8 (est.)
 
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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery/Custom Delivery)
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Engines
• 223 cu. in. 137 h.p. 1-bbl carb Ford I-6  A code
• 272 cu. in. 173 h.p. 2-bbl carb Ford Y-8  (176 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)  U code
 
Transmissions
• Conventional Drive    • Overdrive    • Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
• 4.09 std, 4.27 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
• 4.27 std, w/ Overdrive
• 3.54 std, w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive Features
• Driver bucket seat w/ dark brown skiver-grain vinyl cover (AJ-code), back folds down
• Optional auxiliary front passenger seat, back folds down & whole seat tilts up forward
• Optional full-width front seat
• Door & cargo area side panels of smooth medium brown pressed wood
• Cargo area floor of plywood on full-welded steel pan, underfloor storage w/ 2 hinged lids & spare tire well w/ hinged lid
• Side-hinged wide-opening rear door, holds open
• Left outside rear view mirror    • Left Sun Visior
 
Exterior Colors
Raven Black, Nocturne Blue, Bermuda Blue, Diamond Blue, Colonial White, Pine Ridge Green, Meadowmist Green, Buckskin Tan, Fiesta Red, Platinum Gray
 
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The famous Fairlane body-side wide skew molding, bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .