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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Fairlane
  • SubModel: Sunliner
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Sunliner
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 2540
  • VIN: U5MC142675
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 272 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Lutz, Florida, United States


Ford was hitting on all eight cylinders in 1955, and this impressive Sunliner Convertible had a style edge even over the Chevy's Bel Air. And an example like this proves it with an attractive two-tone color combo both on the exterior and interior. Plus, the big 272 V8 and automatic transmission were all about delivering a true drop-top cruiser.

Ford really understood how to deliver a terrific two-tone. It starts here with the factory correct presentation that sandwiches Torch Red in-between the white top and Snowshoe White paint. It has terrific details where the highly stylized full-length trim not only shows off the well-fitting doors but also gives a clear dividing line to the red and white. And the color theme even continues on the wheel and tires where you have iconic whitewalls and the red steelies peeking out from the factory wheel covers. Form-hugging chrome bumpers, fender skirts, Ford family crest badging, and well-done continental kit complete a very vintage and attractive package.

The red and white interior coordinates nicely with the exterior. We're especially fond of the tuck and roll style inserts in the seats. There's two-tone on the door and dash, and the carpeting is a plush black to show less dirt. It's all part of a package that says they kept this quite factory correct and also makes the right investments in keeping it looking great. This has nice factory features like the working AM radio, power convertible top (will need servicing to operate,) and the cool clear-back speedometer. And since you'll be taking this one to the car shows, the heater will help on your dawn drives.

This was born a U-code convertible, and so it's great to continue to have a correct-style 272 cubic-inch Ford Y-block V8 motor under the hood. The golden valve covers with classic Ford graphic, more gold on the big air grabber, and an overall vintage presentation really looks nice on this classic. But more importantly, it fires up with the kind of eagerness that signals good care. Out on the road, the three-speed automatic transmission keeps everything running smooth as you enjoy the throaty sounds of the dual exhaust. It's these kinds of touches that keep the Sunliner one of the coolest ways aimlessly wander the boulevard all weekend long.

This has the look of an outstanding classic and the obtainable price you didn't expect. So don't let this vintage V8 drop-top cruiser slip away, call today!