Hershey | Lot 212
1955 Ford Country Sedan
Offered from the collection of Jeffrey Day
$49,500 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
10 October 2014
- Offered from the collection of Jeffrey Day
- Showing 3,325 original miles; two owners from new
- Largely original and unrestored
- Well equipped with options and accessories
162 bhp, 272 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf-spring suspension, and power-assisted four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 115.5 in.
Jeffrey Day acquired this 1955 Ford Country Sedan from the widow of its original owner on Long Island. The top-of-the-line wagon had been driven a little over 3,000 miles at the time of the owner’s passing, at which point his wife hid it away into their garage. Five years ago, it was fortunate enough to find its way into Mr. Day’s collection, where it has been conscientiously upgraded and well-kept ever since.
Mr. Day chose to repaint the Country Sedan about three years ago, as its original paint had aged beyond preservation. The paint job is best described as “good as factory,” with very straight panels and a nice finish, aside from a little orange peel. Remarkably, the doors still shut perfectly and fit as-new. Ford script glass is still in all windows, and the red and white interior remains, except for new carpets, entirely original and “factory.” The bench seats still look brand new, and the burlap-pattern headliner shows only the expected minor staining from a one-time daily driver. Its undercarriage is very clean, with a brand-new stainless exhaust and “never-rust” mufflers installed.
Options and accessories are abundant on this Country Sedan and include such items as a Ford-O-Matic transmission, a four-way power seat, power windows, an “Automatic” AM radio, Master Guide power steering, power brakes, a dashboard-mounted clock, optional front and rear stone guards, stainless rocker moldings, a roof rack, full wheel covers, and wide whitewall bias-ply tires. A new old stock sun visor has also been added. Details under the hood are as original as would be expected, and they are very clean.
Whether the new owner is an enthusiast of originality, options, or both, this 3,300-mile Country Sedan is virtually guaranteed to please.