It''s kind of strange to think of a Ford as being unusual, but if you''re looking for a mid-50s machine that isn''t a Chevy, this 1955 Crown Victoria certainly fits the bill. It offers period-perfect colors, lots of flashy trim, and a sweet-running V8, all of which make it the perfect cruise night special for the guy who enjoys the journey more than the destination. The top-of-the-line Ford didn''t hold back on chrome and trim, and the Crown Vic was the kind of car you bought to show everyone you had truly arrived. Not as frumpy as a Lincoln, but sleek and well-proportioned. Originally paint code WE3, which was unusual Tropical Rose and Showshoe White, it now wears a correct coat of Aquastone Blue over Showshoe White, which would have been CE3. A careful examination of the car shows that it was a complete disassembly and trim-off paint job, so you know they weren''t cutting corners. It''s been driven and enjoyed a bit and there are a few signs of age, but if it''s a high-profile car you''re looking for, they don''t get much more brilliant than this. All the chrome and trim was obviously restored at the same time, and it looks great with all those wonderful details that make these cars so special. The interior was given a full makeover to match the bodywork and aside from a set of seat belts that are a welcome upgrade, it''s very stock. The pleated vinyl inserts make the bench seats comfortable for long hauls and the door panels are beautifully finished to match. There''s just as much brightwork inside as out, and the detailing is especially impressive when you realize that this is a Ford, not a higher-priced car. The instrument panel is comprised of a dome-shaped speedometer with auxiliary gauges just underneath while three round pods in the center of the dash house the heater controls, radio, and clock, respectively. New carpets, a nicely restored steering wheel with horn ring, and a nicely finished trunk with a correct mat and a brand new spare make this a car that''s ready to use. Ford''s 272 cubic inch V8 isn''t going to win drag races, but it has plenty of pep around town and makes great V8 sounds on the open road. Smooth and torquey, it gives the Crown Vic an effortless feeling that matches its look. Detailed in Ford Red engine enamel, a big silver air cleaner with reproduction decal, and those distinctive exhaust manifolds, it shows well but you don''t have to be afraid of taking it for a drive. The Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission is unobtrusive in operation and with highway-friendly gears in back, it''s the perfect choice for a long road trip. A dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers gives it that mellow ''50s tone and probably frees up a few horsepower along the way and the chassis around it looks to be in great condition. Standard color-matched steel wheels with beautiful hubcaps give it the right look, along with new 7.10-15 Firestone wide whites. Documented with restoration receipts, this handsome Ford is an icon among guys who aren''t fans of the bowtie brigade. A great driver that will never fail to attract attention wherever it goes. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.