• Stock:

    3120-CHA

  • Engine Size:

    351 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    Automatic

  • Miles:

    119,473 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Charlotte, North Carolina

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EFI 351 LIGHTNING V8, 4SPD AUTO W/ OD, A/C, CRUISE, TILT, MUSTANG II FRONT, NICE

This 1956 Ford Fairlane shows some serious attitude inside and out. But this restomod has plenty of power to back up its mean machine looks thanks to modern V8 Lightning thrust.

This is the perfect coupe to draw everyone in at the car show. It looks pretty stock at a first glance, with bright chrome in front and sweeping down the side. But then people start to take notice of the rich black gloss of the paint, and they begin to realize how butter-smooth the whole car looks without any bumper bolts or extra badging. As people get closer, they start to wonder are the rear taillights blacked-out? And does that say "Lightning" in the red pinstriping running down the side chrome? Yes, this is one interesting custom coupe that draws gawkers in like flies to honey.

Inside there are even more signs of a serious investment in custom work. The original 50's style decor has been custom merged with a Ford interior that's four decades younger. That gives this restomod more modern comfort and flair with features such as a full gauge package, cruise control, tilt wheel, and air conditioning. There's even a center console holding a modern AM/FM/CD radio with stereo speakers. The original interior has been given a custom treatment so the door panels and leather seats now coordinate with the black and red on the exterior. Because the front bench is fully split, the driver now also gets a power chair. But that's not the best feature from behind the wheel. For that, all you need to do is turn the key and listen to a rumble that doesn't sound like anything else from 1956.

Under the hood is a big surprise. This is the fuel-injected 351 cubic-inch EFI V8 directly out of a 1994 Ford F-150 Lightning. This now-famous truck was known for being the beefy answer to Chevy's big-block performance pickup, and all that horsepower and torque is being used to move this classic coupe. But it wasn't just the motor that was fitted in this Fairlane. The stout Ford E4OD four-speed overdrive transmission was also lifted from the Lightning. This is good news because the electronically controlled unit was specifically programmed for the extra power of Ford's performance truck. The upgrades continue all the way down the driveshaft where this one is running Ford Racing's limited-slip rear with a 3.27 ratio. That strong rear end is good for both performance and everyday use. The same can be said for this coupe's power steering, front disc brakes, and modern Michelin rubber on 16-inch Pacer wheels...all connected to a Fat Man Fabrications Mustang II front end.

This is the best of both worlds. All the great classic lines are retained in this coupe, but now it also has a serious upgrade in attitude, power, and reliability of a modern fuel injected drivetrain. Call today!!

Features

Defrost, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Seats, Power Steering, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
351 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Fuel Specification
Gasoline
Rear End
8.8" 3.27

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Black
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Fairlane
Miles
119,473 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Black
Seating Type
Split Bench
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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