Old Cars Reader Wheels: 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner convertible

Old Cars spotlights a reader’s 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner convertible
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Don Teolis sent us a pic of his absolutely stunning Sunliner convertible. The two-tone Goldenrod Yellow and Raven Black sets it off! 

1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner convertible

1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner convertible

This is what Don had to add about his fabulous Ford…

"The 1955 Ford Sunliner has always been my favorite 1950’s Ford model, and at the ripe old age of 64 I was finally able to find one I loved. It also has some sentimental value to me because it was the car that my big brother drove me to my first drive-in restaurant back in 1964 at Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank California. It’s finished in that two-tone “Bumble-Bee” combination of Goldenrod Yellow and Raven Black, which are the colors it had when it came from the factory in 1955.

No “Ford-O-Matic” transmission here. Under the hood is a 272 c.i.d. V8 that’s paired with a 3-speed manual on the column with overdrive… old school, just like I wanted, and my intention is to keep her as close to original as possible. Since I purchased the car last year, I’ve made a number of mechanical repairs, such as replacing the clutch, repairing the overdrive, upgrading the ignition system, and some minor re-wiring. I’ve also replaced some of the basics like the battery (6V), voltage regulator and a few wiring harnesses. I just put in some new shocks and motor mounts too. She rides real smooth and she’s running like a charm. Cheers!

Now, with Covid putting a damper on shows and gatherings, it’s been hard to get out there and show the car the way I’d like to but I look forward to a great 2021 where I can finally get out and enjoy the fruits of my labor."

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