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1956 Ford Car & Wagon (All) Brochure
Car & Wagon (All)
1956 Ford Fairlane & Crown Victoria Brochure
Fairlane & Crown Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Car Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Police & Emergency
1956 Ford Taxi Models Brochure
Taxi
1956 Ford Car Engines   Clutches   Transmissions   Axles   Tires   Rims
Engines  Clutches  Trans
1956 Ford Car Owner's Manual
Manual

1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Car Colors
Colors
1956 Ford Car & Accessory Original Prices
Car & Accs Prices
All The Facts About The '56 Ford
All The Facts
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual Tuneup & Oil Change
Shop Man
1956 Ford Car Lifeguard Design Brochure
Lifeguard Design
1956 Ford Car Seat Belts Brochure
Seat Belts
1956 Ford Car SelectAire Conditioner Shop Manual
SelectAire Shop Manual
1956 Meteor   Niagara   Rideau Brochure
Meteor   Niagara   Rideau
Old Ford Part & Information Links
Part Links
1956 Ford Car Shipping & Curb Weights
Shipping & Curb Weights
1956 Ford Restored
1956 Ford Restored

1956 Ford Parklane  passenger's side
1956 Ford Parklane   Base V-8 price new  $2,835.89  (L.A. Calif.) w/ std Thunderbird V-8  292-cid 200-hp 4-bbl dual-exh Y-block M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 6.70 x 15" bias 4-ply tubeless bsw tires. Opt Overdrive +$109.70. Opt Fordomatic Dr +$178.20. This example has opt Style-Tone Two-Tone CD-code  Bermuda Blue  &  Diamond Blue  ext paint +$26.90, Body Mount Mirrors +$10.20, White Sidewall Tires +$50, & modern aftermarket 1962-64 Thunderbird-style (Kelsey Hayes) Wire Wheels (+$ n/a).
1956 Ford Parklane  loadspace cover
Loadspace cover: vinyl, snap-in, Med Blue
1956 Ford Parklane  loadspace
1956 Ford Parklane  right front
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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

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•  Ranch Wagon  2dr, 6pass, Base trim
•  Custom Ranch Wagon  2dr, 6pass, Base trim+
•  Parklane  2dr, 6pass, Top trim, "sport Ranch Wagon," vinyl snap-in Loadspace Cover
•  6-Passenger Country Sedan  4dr, Mid trim
•  8-Passenger Country Sedan  4dr, Mid trim
•  Country Squire  4dr 8pass, same as 8-Passenger Country Sedan except w/ Single-Tone ext paint (only) & a self-adhesive 3M™ DI-NOC™ decalcomania of panel or ship-plank mahogany-wood-grain finish vinyl on (steel) bodyside & tailgate panels framed by maple-wood-grain finish vinyl on one-piece glass-fiber moldings & on window-band area
  Courier (Sedan Delivery)  (brochure)  2dr, 1pass (driver), panel w/ side-hinged rear door

•  Lifeguard Design       •  Cutaway Views       •  Engines       •  Mech Specs       •  Accessories

1956 FORD STATION WAGON SERIES
6 models. 2 or 4 dr, 6 or 8 pass. Base, Mid, or Top trim. 18" dia deep-center 3-spoke steering wheel w/ chrome 2/3-circle horn ring (except Ranch Wagon). Counterbalanced liftgate. 2 support arms w/ manual release on tailgate. 7-leaf rear springs. 11" dia drum brakes. 15" dia x 5" wide, 5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm), steel wheel rims. 6.70 x 15" or 7.10 x 15" bias 4-ply tubeless black sidewall tires.
Courier (Sedan Delivery)  2 dr, 1 pass. Panel w/ side-hinged rear door. 6.70 x 15" bias 4-ply tubeless (opt 7.10 x 15" bias 4-ply or 6-ply & tubes) black sidewall tires. Opt max GVWR 4,600 lb.
        •  Station Wagon & Courier Models & Specs - download a print-ready 9-page PDF (here)
        •  Ranch Wagon, Parklane, & 6-Pass Country Sedan Color Schemes - download a print-ready 6-page PDF
        •  8-Pass Country Sedan, Country Squire, & Courier Color Schemes - download a print-ready 6-page PDF
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Ranch Wagon
2 dr, 6 pass     Base trim     Body Style  R     Body Type  59A     Prices    Interiors    Tires    Weights
Production (I-6) 16,267 + (V-8 292 & 312) 32,081 = 48,348
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace, total length 74"

1 sun visor, 1 armrest, 1 ashtray, & 2 coat hooks. Opt pass side sun visor. Opt pass side door & sides of rear seat armrests. Opt ashtray w/ hinged cover in rear armrests. Plain bezel control knobs. Color-keyed Single-Tone instr panel. Black 18" dia deep-center steering wheel (w/ chrome center horn button) & column. Black rubber pass mat, arrowhead pattern. Brown heavy-ribbed linoleum loadspace/tailgate floor. 3 moldings avail:
        •  1956 early model-year Black rubber windshield & rear window molding, no bodyside molding
        •  1956 mid/late model-year Bright-metal windshield, rear window, & bodyside rear spear-tip single molding
        •  1956 mid/late model-year Bright-metal windshield, rear window, & bodyside rear spear-tip double molding (Conv Two-Tone)

Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200/202-hp  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,541.23 L.A. Calif. ($2,628 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,473 lb / curb 3,660 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,503 lb / curb 3,680 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire) x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,608 / curb 3,790 lb,  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,447.46 L.A. Calif. ($2,478 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,330 lb / curb 3,510 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,360 lb / curb 3,530 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,465 lb / curb 3,640 lb,  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng  $100   mid model-year   plus required equip . . .
        std Ranch Wagon V-8 $2,541.23 + T-Bird Special V-8 312 $100 + Fordomatic $178.20 + 7.10 x 15" tires $20 = $2,839.43,  w/
        3.54 (opt none) axle, shipping ____ lb / curb 3,900 lb
 
COLOR SCHEMES - download a print-ready 6-page PDF (here)
1956 Ford Ranch Wagon
2 int Trim Upholstery    seat bolster / seat cushion & back / loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Brown Woven Plastic - AZ-code Med Brown Vinyl & Med Brown Woven Plastic. Brown lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Western Brown Vinyl - BA-code Med Brown Vinyl & Dark Brown Vinyl "Wester Brown" w/ irreg ranch brand impressions. Brown lino loadspace/tailgate floor
10 ext Single-Tone
5 ext Conv Two-Tone
 
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Ranch Wagon   illustration


1956 Ford Ranch Wagon  right front 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon  mid/late model-year w/ bright-metal windshield, rear window, & bodyside rear spear-tip double molding (& Conv Two-Tone ext paint)
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Custom Ranch Wagon
2 dr, 6 pass     Base trim+     Body Style  R     Body Type  59B     Prices     Interiors    Tires    Weights
Production (I-6) 4,272 + (V-8 292 & 312) 38,045 = 42,317
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace, total length 74"

2 sun visors, 4 armrests, 2 coat hooks, & 2 passenger-assist straps on "B" pillars. Auto pop-out cigarette lighter. Ashtrays in instr panel & w/ hinged cover in rear armrests. Bright escutcheon control knobs. Color-keyed Single-Tone instr panel & heavy-ribbed linoleum loadspace/tailgate floor. Black steering wheel & column. Black rubber pass mat, arrowhead pattern. Bright-metal windshield, rear window, & bodyside full-length mid spear-tip molding.

Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200/202-hp  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,637.74 L.A. Calif. ($2,749 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,488 lb / curb 3,660 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,518 lb / curb 3,700 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire) x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,623 / curb 3,790 lb,  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,543.97 L.A. Calif. ($2,599 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,345 lb / curb 3,530 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,375 lb / curb 3,550 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,480 lb / curb 3,660 lb,  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng  $100   mid model-year   plus required equip . . .
        std Cust Ranch Wgn V-8 $2,637.74 + T-Bird Spl V-8 312 $100 + Fordomatic $178.20 + 7.10 x 15" tires $20 = $2,935.94,  w/
        3.54 (opt none) axle, ship ____ lb / curb 3,900 lb
 
COLOR SCHEMES - download a print-ready 6-page PDF (here)
1956 Ford Custom Ranch Wagon
4 int Trim Upholstery    seat bolster / seat cushion & back / loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Red & White Woven Plastic - AT-code White Vinyl & Red Woven Plastic. Red lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Blue & Silver Woven Plastic - BR-code White Vinyl & Med Blue Woven Plastic. Blue lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Green & Silver Woven Plastic - AS-code Light Green Vinyl & Med Green Woven Plastic. Green lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Western Brown Vinyl - BA-code Med Brown Vinyl & Dark Brown Vinyl "Wester Brown" w/ irreg ranch brand impressions. Brown lino loadspace/tailgate floor
10 ext Single-Tone
7 ext Conv Two-Tone
 
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Custom Ranch Wagon  illustration


1956 Ford Custom Ranch Wagon  driver's side
1956 Ford Custom Ranch Wagon   Std "Thunderbird V-8" 292-cid 200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr) 4-bbl dual-exh M-code eng
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Parklane
2 dr, 6 pass     Top trim " sport Ranch Wagon"     Body Style  R     Body Type  59C     Prices    Interiors    Tires    Weights
Production (I-6) 140 + (V-8 292 & 312) 15,046 = 15,186
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace, total length 74"

3 interior woven-plastic & vinyl upholstery trim color schemes. Color-keyed Two-Tone instr panel, steering wheel & column, looped rayon carpet pass floor & loadspace/tailgate floor, & vinyl snap-in loadspace cover. Snazzy-look large chrome trim plate around door windows. Bright-metal windshield, rear window, belt, & bodyside sweep wide molding w/ Black-painted jet exhaust design at rear.

Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200/202-hp  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,835.89 L.A. Calif. ($2,950 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,503 lb / curb 3,680 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,533 lb / curb 3,700 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire) x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,638 / curb 3,810 lb,  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,742.12 L.A. Calif. ($2,800 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,360 lb / curb 3,530 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,390 lb / curb 3,570 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,495 lb / curb 3,680 lb,  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng  $100   mid model-year   plus required equip . . .
        std Parklane V-8 $2,835.89 + T-Bird Special V-8 312 $100 + Fordomatic $178.20 + 7.10 x 15" tires $20 = $3,134.09,  w/
        3.54 (opt none) axle, ship ____ lb / curb 3,920 lb
 
COLOR SCHEMES - download a print-ready 6-page PDF (here)
1956 Ford Parklane
3 int Trim Upholstery    seat bolster / seat cushion & back / loadspace cover / pass & loadspace/tailgate carpet
        •  Blue & White Woven Plastic - BB-code Med Blue Vinyl & Light Blue Woven Plastic. Med Blue loadspace cover. Blue pass & loadspace/tailgate carpet
        •  Green & White Woven Vlasic - BC-code Med Green Vinyl & Light Green Woven Plastic. Med Green loadspace cover. Green pass & loadspace/tailgate carpet
        •  Tan & White Woven Plastic - BD-code White Vinyl & Med Brown Woven Plastic. Med Brown loadspace cover. Brown pass & loadspace/tailgate carpet
3 ext Style-Tone Two-Tone
 
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Parklane  illustration

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6-Passenger Country Sedan
4 dr, 6 pass     Mid trim     Body Style X     Body Type 79D     Prices    Interiors    Tires    Weights
6- & 8-Pass Production Combined (I-6) 4,770 + (V-8 292 & 312) 80,604 = 85,374
Stowaway back seat bottom tilts up & forward, & back folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace, total length 74"

Color-keyed Single-Tone instr panel & heavy-ribbed linoleum loadspace/tailgate floor. Black steering wheel & column. Black rubber pass mat, arrowhead pattern. Bright-metal windshield, rear window, belt, & bodyside full-length mid spear-tip molding.

Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200/202-hp  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,700.71 L.A. Calif. ($2,796 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,536 lb / curb 3,700 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,566 lb / curb 3,750 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 (7.10 w/ SelectAire) x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,671 / curb 3,860 lb,  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,606.94 L.A. Calif. ($2,646 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2," clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,420 lb / curb 3,590 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,450 lb / curb 3,620 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,555 lb / curb 3,730 lb,  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng  $100   mid model-year   plus required equip . . .
        std 6-Pass Ctry Sdn V-8 $2,700.71 + T-Bird Spl V-8 312 $100 + Fordomatic $178.20 + 7.10 x 15" tires $20 = $2,998.91,  w/
        3.54 (opt none) axle, ship ____ lb / curb 3,970 lb

COLOR SCHEMES - download a print-ready 6-page PDF (here)
1956 Ford 6-Passenger Country Sedan
5 int Trim Upholstery (below)
10 ext Single-Tone
7 ext Conv Two-Tone
 
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Six-Passenger Country Sedan  illustration


1956 Ford Six-Passenger Country Sedan  left front
1956 Ford 6-passenger Country Sedan   Base V-8 price new  $2,2700.71  (L.A. Calif.) w/ std Thunderbird V-8  292-cid 200-hp 4-bbl dual-exh Y-block M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 6.70 x 15" bias 4-ply tubeless bsw tires. Opt Overdrive +$109.70. Opt Fordomatic Drive +$178.20. This example has opt Conventional Two-Tone ME-code  Coldenglow Yellow  &  Colonial White  ext paint +$19.35, Body Mount Mirrors +$10.20, Ford Crest Wheel Covers +$15, & White Sidewall Tires +$50.
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8-Passenger Country Sedan
4 dr, 8 pass     Mid trim     Body Style X     Body Type  79B     Prices    Interiors    Tires    Weights
6- & 8-Pass Production Combined (I-6) 4,770 + (V-8 292 & 312) 80,604 = 85,374

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. Rear seat (2 pass): w/ cushions removed the back frame folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace, total length 82.9"

Color-keyed Two-Tone instr panel, steering wheel & column, & heavy-ribbed linoleum loadspace/tailgate floor. Black rubber pass mat, arrowhead pattern. Bright-metal windshield, rear window, & belt molding. Bright-metal bodyside sweep wide molding w/ impressed Black-painted jet exhaust design at rear.

Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200/202-hp  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,835.89 L.A. Calif. ($2,880 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,638 lb / curb 3,810 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 10," clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,668 lb / curb 3,840 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,773 lb / curb 3,950 lb,  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,742.12 L.A. Calif. ($2,730 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,495 lb / curb 3,680 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,525 lb / curb 3,700 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,630 lb / curb 3,810 lb
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng  $100   mid model-year   plus required equip . . .
        std 8-Pass Country Sedan V-8 $2,835.89 + T-Bird Special V-8 312 $100 + Fordomatic $178.20 = $3,114.09,  w/
        3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires, ship ____ lb / curb 4,060 lb
 
COLOR SCHEMES - download a print-ready 6-page PDF (here)
1956 Ford 6-Pass Country Sedan, Country Squire, & 8-Pass Country Sedan
5 int Trim Upholstery    seat bolster / seat cushion & back / loadspace floor/tailgate
        •  Red & Gold Woven Plastic - AT-code White Vinyl & Red Woven Plastic. Red lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Blue & Silver Woven Plastic - BR-code White Vinyl & Med Blue Woven Plastic. Blue lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Green & Silver Woven Plastic - AS-code Light Green Vinyl & Med Green Woven Plastic. Green lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Western Brown Vinyl - BA-code Med Brown Vinyl & Dark Brown Vinyl "Western Brown" w/ irreg ranch brand impressions. Brown lino loadspace/tailgate floor
        •  Red Quilted & White Vinyls - BU-code White Vinyl & Red Vinyl. Red lino loadspace/tailgate floor   Optional
10 ext Single-Tone
7 ext Style-Tone Two-Tone
 
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Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  illustration


1956 Ford 8-Passenger Country Sedan  right front
1956 Ford 8-Passenger Country Sedan   Base V-8 price new  $2,835.89  (L.A. Calif.) w/ std Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp 4-bbl dual-exh Y-block M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, & 7.10 x 15" bias 4-ply tubeless bsw tires. This example has opt Fordomatic Dr (202-hp) +$178.20, Tinted Glass +$31.30, Side Shades (+$ n/a), Body Mount Mirrors +$10.20, Rear Fender Shields +$25, Wire Wheel Covers +$43, White Sidewall Tires +$50, & Style-Tone Two-Tone KE-code  Fiesta Red  & Colonial White  ext paint +$26.90.
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AT-code  White Vinyl  &  Red Woven Plastic  int trim upholstery
1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  unique stowaway back seat divided 2/3 left & 1/3 right
Unique stowaway back seat 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, w/ back folded forward, the whole stowaway back 1/3 right seat tilts up & forward for rear seat access.
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1956 Ford Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  rear seat
Rear seat (2 pass): w/ cushions removed the back frame folds forward & down as level-floor loadspace, total length 82.9"
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Country Squire
4 dr, 8 pass     Mid trim     Body Style  Y     Body Type  79C     Prices    Interiors    Tires    Weights
Production (I-6) 93 + (V-8 292 & 312) 23,128 = 23,221

Same as 8-Passenger Country Sedan except w/ Black rubber pass mat w/ criss-cross pattern, Single-Tone ext paint (only), & a self-adhesive 3M™ DI-NOC™ decalcomania of panel or ship-plank mahogany-wood-grain finish vinyl on (steel) bodyside & tailgate panels framed by maple-wood-grain finish vinyl on one-piece glass-fiber moldings & on window-band area.
 
Std  Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200/202-hp  M-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,942.44 L.A. Calif. ($3,012 Wash. D.C.) ,  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,638 lb / curb 3,810 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 10," clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,668 lb / curb 3,840 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,773 lb / curb 3,950 lb,  or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& Conv Dr)   $2,848.67 L.A. Calif. ($2,862 Wash. D.C.),  w/
        •  Std Conv Dr, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  (incld), ship 3,495 lb / curb 3,680 lb
        •  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$109.70 ($110), ship 3,525 lb / curb 3,700 lb
        •  Opt Fordomatic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires  +$178.20 ($192), ship 3,630 lb / curb 3,810 lb,  or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code  eng  $100   mid model-year   plus required equip . . .
        std Country Squire V-8 $2,942.44 + T-Bird Special V-8 312 $100 + Fordomatic $178.20 = $3,220.64,  w/
        3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" tires, ship ____ lb / curb 4,060

COLOR SCHEMES - download a print-ready 6-page PDF (here)
1956 Ford Country Squire
5 int Trim Upholstery (above)
10 ext Single-Tone
 
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Country Squire  illustration


1956 Ford Country Squire  driver's side
1956 Ford Country Squire   Base V-8 price new  $2,942.44  (L.A. Calif.) w/ std Thunderbird V-8  292-cid 200-hp 4-bbl dual-exh Y-block M-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 4.09 (opt 4.27) rear axle, & 7.10 x 15" bias 4-ply tubeless bsw tires. This example has std Single-Tone A-code  Raven Black  ext paint (incld) & opt Outside Visor (+$ n/a), Side Shades (+$ n/a), Spotlights With Mirrors +$50, Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Grille Guard +$27 [est], & White Sidewall Tires +$50. Added items are 1955 Fairlane headlamp door chrome eyebrow molding (+$ n/a) & aftermarket roof rack (+$ n/a).
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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 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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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 (here)
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery) Brochure (here)

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