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1956 Ford Customline
SELLER INFORMATION

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL
813-501-1630

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MILEAGE
1552

YEAR
1956

ENGINE
8

LOCATION
Tampa, FL

STOCK
3665-TPA

FULL SPECS

Year 1956
Mileage 1552
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Ford
Model Customline

Customline 1956

Title Status --
Exterior Color Light Green
Interior Color Gray

DESCRIPTION

This 1956 Ford Customline has bright paint and even brighter chrome to grab some attention. And as you dig deeper you'll see a frame-off restoration that not only gives you a detailed style inside and out, but it's also a ton of fun to drive with an upgrade to a 302ci V8 and a five-speed.

The '56 Fords make some awesome custom machines. There are distinctive touches like the Thunderbird-inspired tail lights and wraparound glass for both the front and rear. And the side trim arguably has a sportier style than the Bel Air. It's easy to say that on this example because there was time/effort to make it look so straight and shiny. It joins the wraparound chrome bumpers, full-width grille, and striking hood ornament to give you a mirror-like brightwork package. The reason why everything looks so shiny is that this Ford had a frame-off restoration less than 1,600 miles ago. The low mileage tells you it has spent more time in thorough care rather than on the road. So there's an exceptional vibrancy to the paint where it looks like they took a 1956-correct color like Springmist Green and gave it a modern voltage upgrade. This electric-level finish almost looks like it could glow in the dark. And upgrades like the dual exhaust tips and upgraded wheels (with a larger rear set) give hints about how this one has the upgraded in power to go with the upgraded personality.

The interior is the right mix of vintage and upgraded. The two wide rows of bench seats are a fun classic piece that will have you searching for the nearest drive-in. They are upholstered in a nice green tweed that harmonizes with the exterior green (that also returns on the dash) without having to be overly bright. The headliner, carpeting, and custom door panels are all done to match. The overall upgraded nature of this Ford is about being a better cruiser, and you really know that when you slip into the driver's seat. The Grant GT steering wheel, tilt column, crisp VDO gauges, and Hurst floor shifter are exactly what you want to upgrade your time on the road.

This car was born as Ford's V8 period was just beginning to heat up, but rather than a Y-block under the hood, this custom cruiser skips ahead a few generations and adds an extra-tidy 302 cubic-inch Windsor V8. It's built for added power with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock intake, a Davis Unified Ignition distributor, Ford Motorsport valve covers, and dual exhaust. There are also good supporting components, like a dual master cylinder, an electric fan, and the battery is in the trunk for better weight distribution. The V8 fires up eagerly, and delivers the kind of power that makes you want to hit the road. And you're in firm control of it all thanks to the five-speed manual transmission. Plus, power brakes, front discs, and better modern tires make for the right cruiser feel.

This is the unique, bright, and driver-oriented restored Ford. So don't miss this custom Customline. Call today!!!

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