A great family car, the 1956 Ford Ranch Wagon became very desirable as it was a lower priced, well affordable wagon. Only 48,348 of these models were produced for that year. Flash forward to today, and the wagons still remain very desirable and are highly sought after. The entire family can take a cruise and enjoy car shows. There is plenty of room for everyone!
This wagon is real find! It was orphaned in a junkyard, but the body was in very good condition. A frame-off restoration was completed, and a rotisserie was used for the body work. Careful attention was given to make this an excellent quality build.
The all-steel body exhibits excellent Diamond Blue and Colonial white paint that was a factory color combination for that year. The Customline trim down the sides is very attractive makes the two-toned colors stand out. All exterior chrome and stainless present in very good condition. The hood has the Ford bird that was used back in the day. Body modifications are one piece rear side windows, shaved door handles, and a custom rear bumper made from a 1959 Ford front bumper. The door vents were removed for a smooth look.
The interior is gorgeous and is all-leather with white seats and blue seat inserts. This color combination matches the exterior. Front seat has lumbar support for added comfort. Seat belts with a shoulder harness were installed for safety. Dash is painted blue, and it matches the 1958 Edsel steering column with a Teletouch steering wheel. The Haneline gauges are in new condition. The door panels are two-toned light blue and dark blue. The colors are separated with Customline trim that matches the exterior. The radio is custom with the retro look. The back bed (with seats folded down) and rear door interior have a very nice medium blue carpet.
Engine is a Lincoln 460 CID/365 HP with 10.5/1 compression and 500 pounds of torque. It is paired with the Lincoln C6 automatic transmission. The radiator is aluminum.
Options include power windows, power steering, 4-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, Mark IV air conditioning, and a Custom Autosound stereo with a 10 CD disc changer.
Underneath the car, are heavy duty front coil springs, front and rear sway bars, Ride Tech shock absorbers, and Flowmaster mufflers with 2 inch exhaust. The rear axle is a 9 inch Ford with 3:31 gear ratio and limited slip differential. Layers of heat shield and sound proofing were added for a quiet ride.
This wagon is a real head turner. It will display beautifully at car shows and you will see crowds gathering around to take a look. Car is in Connecticut and is available for viewing by appointment only.