Lot 402

1955 Ford Country Sedan

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$39,600 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Chassis No.
U5EX190237
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US Title
  • Offered from the Estate of Bob Jones
  • Showing 3,453 original miles; four owners from new
  • Well-equipped example with one repaint
  • Finished in Raven Black over a two-tone red and white interior

For 1955, Ford offered five different station wagons. This included the entry-level Ranch Wagon, the Country Sedan, and the top-of-the-line Country Squire. Power was derived from one of Ford’s new High-Torque engines, either an I-block six or a Y-block V-8. The Country Sedan proved to be the most popular variant, offered in four-door six-passenger configuration or four-door eight-passenger configuration.

Jeffrey Day acquired this 1955 Ford Country Sedan from the widow of its original owner on Long Island. The six-passenger station 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 in their garage. Mr. Day would own the car until the Fall of 2014, when it was sold to just its third owner. Bob Jones purchased the car from the third owner in the Spring of 2016.

Under Mr. Day’s ownership the Country Sedan was repainted in its factory shade of Raven Black, as its original paint had aged beyond preservation. The interior is trimmed in in a two-tone red and white, the combination it left the factory in, providing a nice contrast to the Raven Black exterior finish. 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, and full wheel covers. Additionally, a new old stock exterior sun visor has also been added. Under the hood is nicely detailed, housing a Ford V-8 engine.

With only four owners from new, and having covered just 3,453 original miles, this 1955 Ford Country Sedan would make a lovely addition to any collection, and the perfect classic for a family summertime ice cream run.