1955 Ford Fairlane Review

1955 Ford Fairlane Customline 272 ci from North America

Year of manufacture1955
First year of ownership1961
Most recent year of ownership1964
Engine and transmission 272 ci Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carCadillac DeVille

Summary:

Great little Ford

Faults:

Fuel pump failed. Two fittings to remove, two bolts to take out and a $1.95 replacement diaphragm got it running again.

Installed a floor shift on the cluster gear eating transmission.

Never had to do a brake job. No oil or water leaks.

General Comments:

Really enjoyed this car. So easy to service. Nothing under the hood except what was needed to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review