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  Single-Tone 16-code Platinum Grey ext paint
 
 
1956 Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria
1956 Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria   Tri-Tone 6B-code Bermuda Blue, Colonial White, Raven Black.  Photo  Barrett-Jackson.
 
1956 Meteor Brochure Cover
MERCURY–LINCOLN–METEOR DIVISION    FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED
1956 Meteor models 20-page brochure (here) - The Old Car Manual Project
 
1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau Models
 
•  Meteor Two-Door Sedan
•  Meteor Four-Door Sedan
•  Meteor Ranch Wagon (6-Pass)
•  Meteor Sedan Delivery
 
 
 
 
•  Meteor Niagara Two-Door Sedan
•  Meteor Niagara Four-Door Sedan
•  Meteor Niagara Victoria
•  Meteor Niagara Ranch Wagon (6-Pass)
 
 
 
 
•  Meteor Rideau Club Sedan
•  Meteor Rideau Town Sedan
•  Meteor Rideau Victoria
•  Meteor Rideau Four-Door Victoria
•  Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria
•  Meteor Rideau Sunliner
•  Meteor Rideau 6-Pass Country Sedan
•  Meteor Rideau 8-Pass Country Sedan
 
View/print all 1956 Meteor models & specifications pages 1-9 (here) - PDF
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Meteor Two-Door Sedan Single-Tone 16-code Platinum Grey ext paint
1956 Meteor Two-Door Sedan
1956 Meteor Two-Door Sedan
Body Type 70A   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
6-pass
Black rubber windshield & rear window mouldings, no side trim
Std Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 173-hp, 8.0/1-cr (176-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 2-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone ext paint colour    Colours (below)
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Meteor Four-Door Sedan Single-Tone 04-code Nocturne Blue Poly. ext paint
1956 Meteor Four-Door Sedan
1956 Meteor Four-Door Sedan
Body Type 73A   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
6-pass
Black rubber windshield & rear window mouldings, no side trim
Std Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 173-hp, 8.0/1-cr (176-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 2-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone ext paint colour    Colours (below)
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Meteor Ranch Wagon Single-Tone 12-code Buckskin Tan ext paint
1956 Meteor Ranch Wagon
1956 Meteor Ranch Wagon  (6-Pass Station Wagon)
Body Type 59A   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, stowaway back seat
Black rubber windshield & rear window mouldings, no side trim
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
• Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
• Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
• Std Std Trans, 9-1.2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
• Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
• Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone ext paint colour    Colours (below)
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Meteor Sedan Delivery Single-Tone 09-code Carousel Red ext paint
1956 Meteor Sedan Delivery
1956 Meteor Sedan Delivery
Body Type 78A   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, 1-pass (driver), 1 bucket seat, side-hinged panel-type rear door
Black rubber windshield & rear window mouldings, no side trim
Std Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 173-hp, 8.0/1-cr (176-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 2-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone ext paint colour    Colours (below)
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Meteor Niagara Two-Door Sedan Tri-Tone 6B-code Bermuda Blue, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Niagara Two-Door Sedan
1956 Meteor Niagara Two-Door Sedan
Body Type 70B   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
6-pass
Bright-metal side trim w/ patch
Std Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 173-hp, 8.0/1-cr (176-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 2-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone, Two-Tone, or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Niagara Four-Door Sedan Tri-Tone 4D-code Meadowmist Green, Pine Ridge Green, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Niagara Four-Door Sedan
1956 Meteor Niagara Four-Door Sedan
Body Type 73B   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
6-pass
Bright-metal side trim
Std Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 173-hp, 8.0/1-cr (176-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 2-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone, Two-Tone, or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Niagara Victoria Tri-Tone 2D-code Carousel Red, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Niagara Victoria
1956 Meteor Niagara Victoria
Body Type 64D   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, 6-pass, "Hardtop"
Bright-metal side trim w/ patch
Std Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 173-hp, 8.0/1-cr (176-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 2-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone, Two-Tone, or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Niagara Ranch Wagon Tri-Tone 7D-code Pine Ridge Green, Meadowmist Green, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Niagara Ranch Wagon
1956 Meteor Niagara Ranch Wagon  (6-Pass Station Wagon)
Body Type 59B   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, stowaway back seat
Bright-metal side trim w/ patch
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1.2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
Single-Tone, Two-Tone, or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau Club Sedan Tri-Tone 6D-code Meadowmist Green, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau Club Sedan
1956 Meteor Rideau Club Sedan
Body Type 70C   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, 6-pass
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.22 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau Town Sedan Tri-Tone 5B-code Nocturne Blue Poly., Diamond Blue, Colonial White (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau Town Sedan
1956 Meteor Rideau Town Sedan
Body Type 73C   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
4-dr, 6-pass
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.22 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau Victoria Tri-Tone 8D-code Saffron Yellow, Raven Black, Colonial White (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau Victoria
1956 Meteor Rideau Victoria
Body Type 64C   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, 6-pass, "Hardtop"
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.22 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau Four-Door Victoria Tri-Tone __-code Sunset Coral, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint (Spring Colour, Apr 1, 1956)
1956 Meteor Rideau Four-Door Victoria
1956 Meteor Rideau Four-Door Victoria
Body Type 57A   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
6-pass, "Hardtop,"   mid production-year
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.22 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria Tri-Tone 6B-code Bermuda Blue, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria
1956 Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria
Body Type 64A   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = 206   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, 6-pass, steel top, bright-metal tiara trim
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.22 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau Sunliner Tri-Tone 1B-code Colonial White, Mandarin Orange, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau Sunliner
1956 Meteor Rideau Sunliner
Body Type 76B   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = _____   Base Price $ _____
2-dr, 6-pass, electrically controlled convertible vinyl top
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 3.20 (opt 3.89) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 3.89 (opt 3.20) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.22 (opt 3.55) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, ______ axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, ______ axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.22 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau 6-Pass Country Sedan Tri-Tone 2D-code Carousel Red, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau 6-Passenger Country Sedan
1956 Meteor Rideau 6-Passenger Country Sedan  (Station Wagon)
Body Type 79D   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
4-dr, stowaway back seat
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1.2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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Meteor Rideau 8-Pass Country Sedan Tri-Tone 2D-code Carousel Red, Colonial White, Raven Black (patch) ext paint
1956 Meteor Rideau 8-Passenger Country Sedan
1956 Meteor Rideau 8-Passenger Country Sedan
Body Type 79B   Production (I-6) ____ + (V-8) ____ = ____   Base Price $ _____
4-dr, stowaway back seat, removable rear seat
Bright-metal side trim w/ Meteor emblem, jet exhaust design, & contrasting patch colour
Std Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 200-hp, 8.0/1-cr (202-hp, 8.4/1-cr w/ Merc-O-Matic Dr), 4-bbl   with
•  Std Std Trans, 10" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 10" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 137-hp, 8.0/1-cr, 2-bbl   few installed   with
•  Std Std Trans, 9-1.2" clutch, 4.09 (opt 4.27) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Overdrive, 9-1/2" clutch, 4.27 (opt none) axle, 6.70 x 15" 4-ply tires
•  Opt Merc-O-Matic Dr, 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires,   or
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid, 225-hp, 9.0/1-cr, 4-bbl   few installed   with
Merc-O-Matic Dr (only), 3.54 (opt none) axle, 7.10 x 15" 4-ply tires
Two-Tone or Tri-Tone ext paint colours incld patch colour Colonial White, Raven Black, or Carousel Red (on Colonial White body)
Colours (below)
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1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau
 
1956 Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria V-8 292-cid 200/202-hp engine
Photos  Barrett-Jackson.
1956 Meteor Rideau Crown Victoria V-8 292-cid 200/202-hp engine
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Engines
Meteor, Meteor Niagara, (except Ranch Wagon)
Meteor V-8, 272-cid, 2-ohv, 90-degree, 3.62" bore x 3.30" stroke, 2-barrel carb, 5 main bearings, 12-volt elec system
•  Std 173-hp @ 4400 rpm, 260 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm, 8.0/1 comp ratio, w/ std Std Trans or opt Overdrive
•  Opt 176-hp @ 4400 rpm, 264 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm, 8.4/1 comp ratio, w/ opt Merc-O-Matic Drive
 
Ranch Wagon, Meteor Rideau (incld Country Sedan)
Meteor V-8, 292-cid, 2-ohv, 90-degree, 3.75" bore x 3.30" stroke, 4-barrel carb, 5 main bearings, 12-volt elec system
•  Std 200-hp @ 4600 rpm, 285 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm, 8.0/1 comp ratio, w/ std Std Trans or opt Overdrive
•  Opt 202-hp @ 4600 rpm, 289 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm, 8.4/1 comp ratio, w/ opt Merc-O-Matic Drive
 
Meteor Rideau (incld Country Sedan)
Opt Meteor V-8, 312-cid 2-ohv, 90-degree, 3.80" bore x 3.44" stroke, 4-barrel carb, 5 main bearings, 12-volt elec system
225-hp @ 4600 rpm, 324 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm, 9.0/1 comp ratio, w/ opt Merc-O-Matic Drive (only)
mid production-year few installed
 
All models
Opt Meteor I-6, 223-cid, 2-ohv, inline, 3.62" bore x 3.60" stroke, 2-barrel card, 4 main bearings, 12-volt elec system
137-hp @ 4000 rpm, 202 lb-ft @ 1600-2600 rpm, 8.0/1 comp ratio, w/ all drives
mid production-year 7quot;delete option" few installed
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Transmissions    View Shifting Gears, Owners Manual
•  Std Silent-Ease Standard Transmission  (3-speed manual, 1 reverse)
       1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro)
•  Opt Touch-O-Matic Overdrive  (3-speed manual w/ auto 4th-speed Overdrive gear, 1 reverse)
       Overdrive cuts in at 28 mph & cuts out at 22 mph (30% lower eng rpm than 3rd)
       OD full-throttle auto cut out (downshift) to 3rd
•  Opt Speed-Trigger Merc-O-Matic Drive  (3-speed automatic, 1 reverse)
       Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd)
       2nd gear start-out & auto upshift to 3rd (typical)
       1st gear start-out w/ full-throttle & auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
Clutch
•  Single, dry-plate, cushion-disc type
•  9-1/2-inch, w/ I-6 eng
•  10-inch, w/ V-8 eng, all
Rims
•  Pressed steel, welded
•  15" dia x 5" wide
•  5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm) bolt pattern
Tires
•  Bias-ply
•  Tubless
•  Black sidewall
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Print Colour Pages 1 & 2 - PDF
1956 Meteor Single-Tone & Patch Paint Colors
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Print Colour Pages 1 & 2 - PDF
1956 Meteor Exterior Two-Tone, Tri-Tone, & Patch Paint Colors
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1956 Meteor Rideau Victoria Data Plate Example
1956 Meteor Rideau Victoria Data Plate
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED    OAKVILLE ONTARIO
SERIAL NUMBER  264CK56-129517
2 = ENGINE  V-8 292-cid
64C = BODY TYPE  2-door Hardtop
K = ASSEMBLY PLANT  Oakville, Ontario
56 = MODEL YEAR  1956
129517 = CONSECUTIVE UNIT NO. (starting at 100001) the 29,517th vehicle (of all models) assembled at Oakville for the model year so far
MODEL  264C = Rideau Victoria (2-door)
TRIM  GEB = ______
PAINT  01 = Colonial White
ENGINE NUMBER IS STAMPED ON LEFT FRONT FACE OF BLOCK = (blank)
NOTE  There are no Production Codes for date assembled and date scheduled for assembly (as on Ford plates).
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An original 1956 Meteor advertisement "Now offering V-8 and 6-cylinder engines in Niagara and Meteor series"
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An original Maclean's Magazine advertisement, April 28, 1956, featuring the Meteor Rideau 4-Door Victoria and "Safeguard Design"
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1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau Specifications
 
Specifiations
 
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1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau V-8 Engines
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1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau accessories & features
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1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau accessories & features
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1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau accessories & features
 
1956 Meteor   Meteor Niagara   Meteor Rideau Specifiations
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