Pick of the Day: 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria named Buck

The hardtop in Buckskin Brown and Snowshoe White is powered by a Y-block V8

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The Fairlane in a motel scene that could have come straight from 1955

Meet Buck, the 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria named after its two-tone paint scheme of Buckskin Brown and Snowshoe White.  The Pick of the Day, Buck is offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Dallas, Texas. 

 “Tri-Five” 1955-1957 Chevrolets are notoriously among the most widely recognized of classic cars, while Ford models of the same era have remained in relative obscurity.  Ford appeared to be trying hard to gain market share any way that it could; the 1955-56 Fords were offered in a remarkable nine different body styles spanning sedans, hardtops, convertibles and station wagons.  The hierarchy from entry-level to top-drawer consisted of Mainline, Customline and Fairlane.

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This ’55 Fairlane Victoria hardtop has a 3-speed, column-shifted transmission linked with its 272cid Y-Block V8 engine.  Buck’s listing, or biography as it were, indicates that the odometer reading of 31,000 miles could very well be the actual mileage of the car given its original cosmetic and mechanical condition.  The owner refers to the Ford as “a smooth, reliable ride every time,” and says that it delivers a “pleasurable driving experience.”

The seller goes on to emphasize that the overdrive works well and that the car is a solid cruiser with a nice rumble from the exhaust system.  Everything on the dashboard, even the vintage five-button radio, is said to be fully functional.  The electrical system has been upgraded to 12 volts and new wide whitewalls (including the spare tire) were installed in July 2019. 

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“I love this car and have taken special care of it,” the seller says in the ad. 

That pride of ownership is evident not only in the description but in the creative mid-century photo opportunities sought out for the listing.  A six-minute YouTube video accompanies the listing and showcases the Ford’s condition. 

The seller is asking $30,000 to make Buck part of your family. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

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  1. Good morning, Tyson. Thank-you for this great write-up! I am the owner of Buck. I have often thought it would be cool to take the Fairlane with me when I move down to Querétaro, México — I fantasize about it! — but I think it’s best to find a good home for the Ford before I leave. I have mainly been a Chevy guy in my 66 years of living (Buck has a sibling: a 1950 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe Bel Air Hardtop — also in great shape!), but since 2012 I have been the caretaker of a 1950 Ford Custom DeLuxe, a 1949 Ford F-1 pickup, and a 1963 Ford Galaxie (all three have new homes now), and I must say, I have a lot of respect for Fords! You have honored Buck with your article and photos; I sure do appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Such a sweet ride, I’m finally at the point of life and momma gave me the go ahead and get one, how I wish I could afford more than one but can’t, your ride almost makes me pull the trigger. But going to wait just a little longer for the black convertible. You do have a beautiful car and Buck I’m sure will go to a good home.

    • Thank-you, Michael. The first time I saw it, I just loved the Buckskin Brown and Snowshoe white two-tone combination! That drew me to Buck immediately. A ’55 Ford black convertible would be a cool ride to have, too! Keep looking, Michael. *Energy flows where intention goes!* 🙂

  3. I tend to be a Ford guy too, except for my 08 Corvette. My first dream car was a 55 Fairlane. It was a beautiful dark green and always perfectly clean. Saw it and the lady driving it almost daily on my way to school. Spoke to her once and told her when I turned 16 I would really like to buy it. She said she would keep me in mind. Changed schools and didn’t she her or the car. Right after I turned 16 I saw her in church. She had bruises on her face and arm in a sling. She recognized me and apologized for not keeping the car. Said she knew how much I wanted it, but the week before she was rear ended at a stop sign and the car totaled.

  4. My first car was a 1955 Ford Fairlane, in Buckstone brown. Paid 400 dollars for it at an Estate sale. Had 16,000 miles on it. Best car I ever owned.

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