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Looking for a super rare 50s cruiser to display at local car shows and parade down Main Street? You can always buy a nice Bel Air like everyone else, you could find a cool old Fairlane and raise a few eyebrows, or you can call Vanguard Motor Sales and snatch up this unique 1956 Ford Parklane wagon! Packing a factory rebuilt 302 V8 and sporting a host of well-done custom touches, this fully restored wagon draws big crowds and big compliments wherever it goes. The Ford Parklane Station Wagon is a stunning 2-door 6-passenger dandy that has limousine comfort and doesn’t mind rolling up its sleeves! If you’re in the market for a classic cruiser that is as unique as it is cool, this awesome ’56 Ford is an absolutely incredible value!
This Parklane had a frame off restoration that took 3 years to complete. It has been driven a mere 4,000 miles in the last 3 years. From the top of its smooth mint green roof to the bottom of its super cool white body, the car is straight, clean, solid, and features a great looking coat of paint with very few flaws. All of the doors, windows and other moving parts function correctly. Both front and rear bumpers have been re-chromed and look fantastic. Overall, the car presents a unique flavor of cool which will undoubtedly draw a crowd anywhere you choose to take it.
When this classic Ford was transformed from basic transportation into the old school hot rod you see today, every detail was upgraded in the name of performance and aesthetic appeal. The cars rebuilt factory 302 is reliable, runs strong and looks beautiful under the hood. The firewall, inner fenders, underside of the hood, hood hinges and springs, are coated in a slick coat of gloss white paint to match the body. An assortment of dress up pieces, including chrome alternator and coil to polished aluminum air cleaner and valve covers are sprinkled in all the right places. A period correct 12 volt battery, new wiring harness and a recent alignment were also included in the restoration. At the top of the engine is a Holley carburetor. At the front of the engine is a new radiator and electric cooling fan.
During the restoration, this classic Fords undercarriage was treated with the same attention to detail as its exterior. The frame, floor boards and cross members are beautiful, showing no rust, patches or holes. New u-joints, pinion seal, ball joints, tie rod ends, springs and shocks were included. Out back you will find a new 2″ aluminum dual exhaust, and new gas lines, electric fuel pump, fuel regulator and a relined gas tank. Motivation is provided by a reliable rebuilt Ford C4 automatic transmission and a bulletproof Dana 44 rear end. Braking is provided by 4 wheel drum brakes with an all new duel line power brake system including lines and wheel cylinders. Keeping the car firmly planted on the pavement is a spectacular set of 17″ American Racing wheels. Overall, the bottom of this car presents very well with solid floor that display no signs of rust, a straight frame that shows no indication of damage, and a slew of fresh parts which all function as they should.
This awesome Parklane is sporting a brand new interior as well. Its tasteful and comfortable two-tone interior is a classy reminder of the days when style and appeal were the central focus of car design. In front of the passengers, a beautifully restored dash houses an original style AM radio, heater controls, locking glove box and a trio of aftermarket Sunpro gauges. In front of the driver, the steering wheel sits in front of the gauge cluster and accessory knobs. Everything from the door panels to the headliner, carpet to upholstered seats is brand new. The bench seats provide the perfect spot for main street cruise nights. The rear seat folds down to seriously expand the amount of trunk/storage space. The detailed carpet and trim in the trunk of this wagon is incredible. Even the hinges and springs on the hatchback are chromed. This is one stunning wagon.
Included with this sale is a set of vintage Ford advertisements.
The 1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon is a very rare car. This model was only built one year. This rare and exceptionally clean 1956 Ford Parklane is one of the coolest cruisers on the planet! It offers the best of both worlds: a fully restored car at a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself, and a unique hot rod that will likely be the only one of its kind at any show you attend. Solid, well-done 50s era metal like this doesn’t come along too often, and given the attention it draws in our showroom, it won’t last long! Call Today 7 Days a week 248-974-9513