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 The Crown Victoria Association was formed in 1977 to promote the preservation, restoration, and enjoyment of all 1954-1955-1956 Ford Automobiles, Canadian Meteors, Mercury Automobiles, and Ford & Mercury trucks. We went "online" in July 1997 and would like to encourage you to look around, find out a little about our club and if interested - join our growing community.

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Jon Anderson's 1956 Crown Victoria

Jon Anderson

My first encounter with 1956 Fords was when my dad bought one. I was ten years old. It was a Country Sedan station wagon. My dad gave this car to me eight years later. It was my first car to drive, it needed body and motor repairs. I got it on the road after four months of work in time for my high school graduation. Later that fall returning from stock car races I blew a right front tire and found the ditch. The car didn’t come out of this encounter well.

Needing a replacement car, I cruised the used car lots. I spotted a peacock blue 1956 crown Vic at Walt’s car exchange. After begging for the money to buy this I finally got it home. I had two minor body incidents I sold this car. My next vehicle was a 1959 police interceptor, which I drove until I went into the army from 1966-1968.

Fast forwarding to1993 some buddies of mine talked me into getting into restoring a 56 Ford Fairlane Victoria. I bought two cars, one 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria, and a 56-sedan car for parts. The 56 two door Vik hard top had been used for drag racing in Ohio. Several months later, and lots of late nights in the garage my 56 black Victoria was road ready. I had restored it to its original color and body style. It did not have the original 312 Y-block motor and transmission. Irene and I drove it to the Detroit convention, and later to the convention in Sandusky, Ohio. We also did several local shows and just enjoyed going for drives in it.

Nineteen years later I still dreamed of having my own Crown Victoria. I was intending to take off the top of black Vicky and make my car into a cloned crown. I was having trouble finding a 56 crown that I could use the roof and crown parts. I found a 56 Crown Victoria for sale on the internet. It was in Bristol Tenn. We got in the truck, drove down and rented a trailer. Oh boy what a mess. It had been stored in a shed for over forty years and was not a pretty sight. Tires shot, brakes frozen, body well rusted. What had I gotten into? After an hour and a half of work with his tractor we got it loaded. This was in January. Got almost all the way home before it started to snow. We live in Western New York where we get lake effect storms. Read more: Jon Anderson's 1956 Crown Victoria

 

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Convention Information

2021 National Convention

The 2021 CVA National Convention will be held in Des Moines, Iowa from July 25th to July 31st, 2021.  It will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott located at 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa.  You can find out more, as well as reserve your hotel rooms and register for the Convention, at http://www.cvaconventions.com

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