1955 was the first year for Ford’s newest top-of-the-line model, the Fairlane, supplanting Ford’s Crestline as the new flagship model. Interestingly, the name “Fairlane” was borrowed from Henry Ford’s breathtaking and expansive Dearborn, Michigan estate “Fair Lane.” The flagship Fairlane models featured a totally new look for Ford, with longer, wider, and lower bodies, “V” shaped side trim, fender skirts, special Fairlane badging, and chrome headlight trim.
The interior on this 1955 Fairlane Sunliner is absolutely stunning! The red and white vinyl bench seats have all been reupholstered in the original color scheme and are in excellent condition. The steering wheel, door panels, and dash are also in superb shape, matching the beautiful red and white color scheme carried throughout the interior.
Also introduced by Ford to all of its models in 1955 were panoramic wraparound windshields, which were on General Motors’ premium level marques including Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac. This particular ’55 Sunliner spent its time after its extensive restoration in the hands of two prominent east coast collectors who have maintained the car in an exemplary manner. A 272 Cubic Inch V8 engine with a single 4 barrel carburetor is found under the hood on this ’55 Ford and this power pack car push out over 190 horsepower in its day.