Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 4:48 pm, April 12, 2010
What you’e looking at is a 1956 Ford Tudor.
Now, it’s either a Customline or a Mainline; according to all of my sources, a Mainline’s side trim would end just behind the front door, while the Customline’s trim would carry on to the tip of the front fender, just short of the headlight. This car, spotted in the back of a Town of Wales, N.Y. parking lot, has neither. Not surprising though, looking at the rest of the car. Hood’s been de-chromed, chrome wheels with baby moon hubcaps, hood pins… and those killer “blind-spot” outside rearview mirrors! The V-8 emblem on the front fender indicates one of three engines probably sits under the hood — or at least did when it was new. Ford offered 272, 292, and 312 cu. in. V-8s back in ’56. Mainline Tudors (106,974 produced) started at just under $1,500 while the Customline (164,828) went for $1,939.
…Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
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