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1955 Ford Sunliner convertible - 40k CAD - O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, Canada


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Have seen this ad come up off and on for almost a year now. I'm betting it's more the colour scheme then the price.

 

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newly painted and new top about 12 years ago .always stored inside garage excellent tires. 292 auto. runswell. has won trophy at car show.

 

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/summerside-pei/1955-fairlane-sunliner-convertible/1695229597

 

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  • theconvertibleguy changed the title to 1955 Ford Sunliner convertible - 40k CAD - Charlottetown, PE

This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is a legit color combination (Raven Black and Goldenrod Yellow) for a 1955 Ford Sunliner. If I bought it the first thing to go would be the continental kit. If it has a 292 V8 than it is a replacement for the original 272. It looks like a nice car if not rusty underneath.

Lew Bachman

1957 Thunderbird

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  • theconvertibleguy changed the title to 1955 Ford Sunliner convertible - 40k CAD - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

It's a little too outlandish for my taste. Both the continental kit and the color. The bottom of the passengers door and the rocker panel don't line up right. Might be worth looking into. 

Other than that it looks like a nice car. 

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I like mid-50’s Fords, and I’m OK with the exterior colors, but that interior is a little hard to take.

Connie kits are tolerable on TBirds as they would look stubby without them, but this car doesn’t need one.

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The interior is close to original. but no cigar.  I was never aware of it, but the brochure says there was an option called the "Automatic Rain Guard" which would automatically raise the top if it sensed rain. (Only while the car was stopped, I hope).

 

 

 

 

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Very bold colors, surely not the pair that one would pick if you wanted to sneak into a car show unnoticed. I like it a lot, that said if it were my car, I would lose the Continental kit. To each their own as my mom always said. Very beautiful car and best of luck with the sale. 

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This is the first I ever heard of the “Automatic Rain Guard” feature. It would be interesting to know how it was supposed to work. It probably wouldn’t work too well if the top boot was snapped in place.

Lew Bachman

1957 Thunderbird (without Automatic Rain Guard)

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@Crusty Trucker

Good catch -

The ad copy does note "should a rainstorm catch the car unattended".

 

 

By the way, similar color combination to my '56 Chevy Bel-air convertible, but mine was a more muted shade - 

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I recall at the 1954 or 1956 GM Motorama show there was a concept convertible that featured a rain sensitive automatic top. Never heard any more about it regarding production availability.

 

This might be the start of a new thread that lists all the automakers bright ideas that never panned out.

(Like electric cars in Sub-Zero weather).

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  • theconvertibleguy changed the title to 1955 Ford Sunliner convertible - 40k CAD - O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, Canada

I wonder if continental kits make old cars safer in rear end collisions? I would imagine they do but that's a guess. Other than that feature, I really like the car.

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2 hours ago, JamesR said:

I wonder if continental kits make old cars safer in rear end collisions? I would imagine they do but that's a guess. Other than that feature, I really like the car.

WElp it' dbe a drive to get there. Probably one of the more remote areas you can be in Canada and still be in civilization

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9 hours ago, Dave Mellor NJ said:

They used to have one with this color combo in my area. Called a "Bumble Bee". I'm pretty sure 292s are correct for 55. 312s came out in 56

I had a '55 Victoria that came with a 272 motor. I hadn't heard that another displacement V8 was available for any other Ford model that year.

Maybe it's just me, but I like neutral-colored interiors, no matter what the exterior colors are. Yellow and black is pretty wild.

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9 hours ago, Dave Mellor NJ said:

They used to have one with this color combo in my area. Called a "Bumble Bee". I'm pretty sure 292s are correct for 55. 312s came out in 56

If this page is to be beleived, even 292's aren't stock for 55.

http://www.caaarguide.com/1955_1956ford.html

55's only had the 223 inline 6, and two version of the 272. It's the 56 that had the 292 and the 312.

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You are correct 55er. The 272 was the only V8 in the Ford passenger car line for 1955. The 292 was Thunderbird and Mercury only. The 272 had two versions, with 2 barrel carburetor and single exhaust it was 162 horsepower and with 4 barrel carburetor and dual exhaust it was 182 horsepower.

Lew Bachman

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