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  1. scotts52
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    Where are all the 55/56 Ford cars? I see plenty of chevs and some Dodges for sale but rarely see the Fords. Just curious where they all went. Hoarded? Scrapped? Languishing? Unloved?
    Had an old 56 when I was 15. Ended up selling it later. I prefer the 55. Wouldn't mind having another one. The few I've seen are either quite crusty or out of my price range.
     
  2. In the NW, most of 'em rotted away before they became 'classics'. I always had a soft spot for the '56 with it's more-elegant (IMO) styling. Best looking Ford dash of the '50s.
     
  3. Ive owned a dozen. Every one that I actually drove I swapped in a FE. I still have one . a 55 2 dr C60 007.JPG Ranch wagon. I swapped in a 262 six. Tried to sell it for $3000 and no Takers. Now I have a 390 T Bird FE I going to swap in and drive it a bit. I kinda like the Plexiglass speedometer .
     
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  4. bdynpnt
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    Guys with fords stick with them lol at least I always have I have had some of mine since 72

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    from new york

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    Did this one for a local old time 50's guy! 100_0541 (2).jpg
     
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  8. My wife wants me to sell our 46 coupe and buy a wagon the whole family can fit in. I have been looking for the right 55-56 Ford...Hard to find exactly what I want
     
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    Hey @Chris ,
    I know of a 56 four door in this guy's yard. If you can convince him to sell it to you I'll help you drag it out. It's been there forever. He's too old in my opinion to ever do anything with it. He's had it under a tarp for like 20 years. I think with the right angle you might be able to convince him.
     
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    JD. Your ‘56 is just right. Looks like it just stepped out of 1966-67.
     
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    There is a pretty good looking 55 2 door hardtop on Craigs list in las cruces new Mexico complete with continental kit for 15,500

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  14. I had one, a '56.............50 years ago!

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  15. A friend has 3 for sale, a 55 crown, a 55 convert and a 56 4dr. "partsofthepast.com"
     
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  17. [​IMG] This 56 was at the New Years day auction. It brought $350. I wouldn pay that much for it. However If I owned it I wouldn't sell it that cheep LOL
     
  18. Theres a fella in my are of NC that has at least a dozen for sale at the moment, all in various states from rough to restored.
     
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  20. I've got a '56 2-dr wagon project that I've owned since the early '70s sitting in my shop that I should sell as I'm not going to finish it at this point in my life. It's a top-of-the-line Mainline (chrome around the front/rear glass, quarterpanel side trim) so it's not a super-cheap stripper. There's a lot already done; de-rusted body shell and frame, all suspension is done, 9" rear, '70 full-size discs, rebuilt '63 260, and the original OD trans, also rebuilt.
     
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  21. Thank you. But honestly, if I sell my 46 to buy a wagon, I will want a pretty nice car. Something I could use immediately or with a little work. I do not have any desire to restore a wagon. The trim, glass, chrome, interior....lots and lots to do. So I am looking for decent car but not a 25,000 (or a lot more) frame off resto. A nice original or older resto is what I am seeking. The right one will come along eventually.
     
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    Owned this one since 1990. It needs some freshening. Still a fun car

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  24. jeepsterhemi
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    Nice '55, ..........first time I see '56 Olds ''Fiesta'' on a mid-fifties Ford.......nice touch...
     
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  25. I think the '55-'57 Fords are really gaining in popularity. You're starting to see more and more being built, customized & restored. There's been some really well done cars in the last few years.
     
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  26. junkyardjeff
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    This one had been on craigslist,if it had been sitting off the ground I might have came down and looked at it.
     
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  27. junkyardjeff
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    This one has been in the family since new.
     

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  28. The fish bowl speedo in the 55 is the best!
    These cars make great Gassers to.
     
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  29. mikhett
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    I've got a 56 SLOWLY being resto modded! Pics in my profile!
     
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