1955 Ford Country Squire 1394 Miles White Station Wagon 272 cubic inch V8 Autom
The Country Squire was the top-of-the-line Ford in 1955 and with beautiful styling and V8 power, it wouldn’t be impossible to imagine a garage in the 1950s with both one of these and a Thunderbird parked next to it and an owner who enjoyed them both equally.Hailing from California, this lovely Country Squire was recently treated to a high-quality frame-on restoration about seven years ago. As a solid west-coast car, there was no need to disassemble it down to the molecular level, and as a result it retains that tight, all-of-a-piece feel that the best original cars have while showing off freshened paint, interior, and mechanical pieces.
Either way, the look is quite convincing and you will note that the expert installation wrapped the decals around all the panel edges and matched the grain pattern, indicative of the car’s impressive attention to detail. And with all this talk of wood, it’s easy to overlook the fact that all the chrome has been restored, including the bumpers, grille, door handles, and the name badges. Even the Ford crests on the nose and tail are rendered with bright colors and crisp details.
The engine is a 272 cubic inch Y-block V8 that’s been rebuilt and neatly detailed mostly the way Ford did it. There’s bright Ford Red paint on the block, heads, and intake manifold, and a proper oil bath air cleaner up top. Perhaps the only demerits are the exhaust manifolds, which were left in raw cast iron following the restoration and look a bit rough today, but they are correct.