November 2022 - Dick and Jeanne Ogden's 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria
Well to start, I have always favored the ’55-’56 Fords, and currently own a really clean ’56 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan with only 33,000 actual miles that I’ve owned for the last 14 years. However, I have really longed for another Crown Victoria.
My son knew that I was interested in purchasing another Crown Vic and happened across this one from Texas on a local online website. So, we went to take a look at it and found it to be a super straight solid rust free car that still sported it’s Texas inspection sticker. Needless to say, I just couldn’t pass it up. It’s a strong running 292 Y-Block V-8 with 3-deuces and a 3-speed stick, but after driving it we found a very noisy rear end. We installed a 9-inch in it’s place and future plans are to replace the manual transmission with a C-4 Automatic and also add power steering.
The interior of the car was surprisingly clean except for the replacement of the carpet with the correct aqua color.
On the exterior of the car, I have replaced both quarter moldings and added the dummy spotlights.
Submitted by Dick and Jeanne Ogden