The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 148
1956 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon
$53,900 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
200 hp, 292 cu. in. overhead valve Y-block V-8 engine, Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, semi-elliptic rear leaf springs with live axle, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115.5 in.
This Country Squire wagon was restored many years ago, yet it remains highly appealing, both visually and mechanically. The original brightwork and two-tone red and white interior are in almost unbelievable condition for their age. The VIN plate confirms the correctness of the 200 horsepower, 292 CID Thunderbird V-8 with black paint. The 200 horsepower V-8 sports the correct four-barrel Holley carburetor and Thunderbird cast aluminum valve covers. Factory equipment includes power steering, power brakes, power windows, a front power seat, a third fold-down seat, a Town & Country radio, dual spot lights, an external sun visor, side window visors, fender skirts, and a front bumper guard. Research shows this rare Ford to have been with the same owner for over 20 years prior to its acquisition by Mr. Thomas. This desirable example is now ready to be enjoyed on the road by a new, enthusiastic steward.