This 1956 Ford Customline Rach Wagon has a sharp-looking gloss exterior, attractively restored interior, and a larger V8 to go with its cruising attitude. It makes for the ideal two-door grocery-getter for those who love to drive and show off a distinct classic.
Two-door wagons were a big part of 1950s fun, and today they seem to offer an extra hint of sporty style. This example seems to unite both of those feelings. It starts with a well-done white paint that has a timeless sense of style and an attractive gloss. The full length silver streak needs truly straight sheetmetal for it to make this kind of stellar impression over the whole body. Thick chrome bumpers, jet-inspired tail lights, and upgraded Torq Thrust wheels - this is a great total package. So we bet you're already imagining spending the day at the car show with the two-piece tailgate open for a picnic-style afternoon.
The blue interior has the sharp style of a solid investment. Beautiful seats with cloth inserts, detailed door panels, plush carpeting, and a taut headliner all make this a nice place to spend some time. It's nicely detailed, right down to the working dome light and carpeting in the rear. There are provisions for some worthwhile upgrades like a retro-style AM/FM/cassette and R134a air conditioning (they will need servicing to full function again.) You'll love slipping behind the vintage steering wheel with Ford family crest at the center. Beyond that is the classic speedometer, but it's now flanked by well-integrated AutoMeter Pro-Comp supporting readouts.
Under the hood is the right kind of upgrade. The overhead valve V8 era was just beginning to heat up at Ford when this wagon was introduced, but this one utilizes the larger 352 cubic-inch motor that was introduced later in the 1950s. So you get a classic Ford powerhouse with the best displacement of the era. And because this wants to be a useful driver, you also have upgrades like a Mallory distributor, upgraded coil, and an aluminum radiator. It fires up nicely with a dignified sound from the dual exhaust. You'll enjoy hitting the road, because this wagon has an automatic transmission, power brakes, upgraded front discs, and wide modern tires to make driving easy.
This is the stylish two-door wagon that loves to cruiser. So if you want to hit the streets in one of the coolest grocery-getters around, you need to call today!