1956 Ford Sedan Delivery
Ford has long offered a sedan delivery, skipping only the 1948–1951 period. The new two-door Ranch Wagon for 1952 provided an ideal opportunity to return the style to the catalogue, but this time with a new name, the Courier. The recipe was simple: replace the Ranch Wagon's rear side windows with blank panels and leave out most of the seats. A side-hinged rear door replaced the liftgate and tailgate, and the buyer had a choice of six-cylinder or V-8 power. Many chose the six for its low cost and economy of operation.
This general approach, mirroring the Ranch Wagon year by year, continued until 1956. A tailgate and liftgate eventually became optional. As the Courier Sedan is a utility vehicle by nature, its upholstery and appointments generally followed the entry-level Mainline car series. A few business people, however, desired more style and better amenities.
With only 8,757 Sedan Delivery's built by Ford in 1956, this is one very desirable find. While this car is not a running or driving car, it has a lot of potential. All the metal work has been done, and the body is in primer ready for the finesse work to start. This car was an original 272 Ci V8 with standard transmission, unfortunately the engine and transmission are no longer with the car. Almost all the other parts needed to reassemble the car are in boxes and are included with the purchase. According to the vin # this car was built in Mahwah, New Jersey. Purchase this car today and you will certainly own a very rare piece of history.