Auburn Fall | Lot 4180

1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner



$50,000 - $70,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana

30 August 2014

Addendum: Please note this vehicle has a title in transit.

During the early 1950s, while the Ford models certainly sold well and provided strong value, styling was quite conservative, and the flathead V-8 reached its development peak. Clearly, a dose of innovation was in order. Following introduction of the all-new “Y-Block” V-8 engine for 1954, the 1955 Ford models were completely redesigned with longer, lower and wider bodies, two-tone finishes, distinctive brightwork and striking interiors. The front grille was given an updated look; the Fairlane also featured “eyebrows” above the headlamps and chrome side-sweep moldings. Also introduced was the Wrap-Around windshield, which offered a more modern appearance and a panoramic view.

This 1955 Fairlane Sunliner was the full-size convertible offered by Ford. This particular car is reported to be in all original condition, with only minor imperfections, such as a few scratches under the spare tire. The paint is finished in two-tone red and white, highlighted by chrome bumpers, moldings, fender skirts and a Continental tire kit. The interior is a matching red and white with a radio, clock, heater and red boot for the convertible top. The engine is a carbureted V-8 engine backed by a Ford-O-Matic transmission, dual exhaust, whitewall tires and factory chrome wire wheel covers. The car has coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle and four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

The Sunliner is reported to have been kept in a dry, heated garage. The car was purchased in 2010 and has been used in multiple high school proms and weddings.

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