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1955 Ford Crown Victoria Fairlane project

Make: Ford
Model: Crown Victoria
Year: 1955
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Bellville, Texas, United States

1955 Ford Crown Victoria Additional Info:

1955 Ford Crown Victoria - Fairlane
Originally Tropical Rose and Showshoe White two-tone
Dallas built car
Serial No: M5DW222805
Best I can find reference from body tag:
Body: 64A = Crown Victoria
Color: WES = WE=Tropical Rose over Showshoe White S=Styletone (designation at Dallas plant)
(Styletone, was name for 2 tone - Spear separated, top was same color as lower body. First letter lower body, second letter upper body)
Trim: AS = White & Magenta Vinyl
Production Code: 18G = July18
5443R = scheduled item number from production
M = 272 V8 - 4V (182 HP Special) 182 brake horsepower @ 4400 rpm (car has 2bbl)
Compression rato: 8.1:1
Holley four-barrel carburetor (Power Pack)
5 = 1955
D = Dallas plant
1955 Crown Victoria Hardtop Coupe production: 33,165
(regular Victoria Hardtop Coupe 113,372)
Was barn find a couple years ago…but has spent last 2 years outside.
Was customized with paint, interior, chrome reverse wheels, etc way back when.
Last registered in Texas in 1979.
V8/3speed in it we’re not sure if it’s original (supposedly a 4bbl from factory).
Missing air cleaner, rocker arm covers were loose, engine/etc in undetermined condition.
Some quarter panel and rocker rust, trunk dropdowns, little in floorboards, bottom of doors, but mostly solid.
Rust damage in lower rockers, minor dents/etc repaired back in the day.
Someone hacked a hole in floor for floor shifter.
Front crossmember rusted out.
Driver’s lower A-arm pulled out.
Most all the top/side stainless looks to be in great condition other than several small door dings in passenger quarter panel piece near taillight. (see pic)
Chrome trim will need attention/replaced.
Missing front bumper, hood trim, hood emblems.
Driver’s door is not closing/opening well at all.
Missing front seat, door panels customized. Door handles missing.
Amazingly, the headliner looks really good, not sure if original. Inside chrome needing attention.
Windshield busted, rear window ok. Drivers door busted, wind wings need replaced
Has a cast metal dealer emblem, “Dutch O’Neal” on tail panel.
Sold as is.
Reasonable reserve.
Texas title in hand.
Car is located outside of Bellville, Texas 77418
15 miles off I-10,15 miles off Tx Hwy 290
60 miles west of Houston, 90miles from Austin.
Buyer to deposit $200 within 48 hrs of auction close.
Remainder to be paid within 2 WEEKS w/cash/check, etc.
Car will not be released until any form of paper clears my bank, so if you show up to pickup...bring cash.
Car must be picked up by buyer, and/or all shipping arrangements made by buyer.
Car rolls well. Front end out of alignment, but can be steered ok. No brakes. Tires will hold air. Can help load.
Car can be stored for up to 2 months before pickup for free, but must be paid for within 2 weeks.
A project car for sure, but mostly solid builder.
Please look at photos carefully as they are a part of the description.
I have many more images, please ask.