One Year Wonder: 1956 Ford Parklane

Filed Under (Ford) by Station Wagon Finder on 11-14-2011

Introduced to compete with the Chevrolet Nomad, the Ford Parklane was a one year model for Ford in 1956. Despite the clean design of a 2 door wagon, buyers just weren’t that interested in a well appointed 2 door wagon. Today everyone knows of the Nomad wagon, but the Parklane for ’56 actually outsold the Nomad by a 2 to 1 margin. Adorned with the distinctive Fairlane trim and a more upscale interior the Parklane was the most expensive Ford of 1956.

This Parklane found at Hemmings was restored in 2000 including  rebuilding the 312 4bbl V8 and the Ford-O-Matic 3 speed transmission. The Parklane has been repainted in the correct 2- tone Meadow Mist green and Pine Mist green. The interior has been refinished in the correct 2 tone green. With an asking price of $29,500 it’s not cheap but then again when was the last time you saw one.

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