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.
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.
“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.