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Ford Courier Custom Delivery (1955)


Ford Courier Custom Delivery (1955)

The 1955 Courier struck an ideal balance between luxury and practicality for small storekeepers and salesmen. It was restyled for the same year and looked sleeker and more purposeful than its previous incarnation, plus it had the new 272ci (4.4-liter) Y-block V8 with 162bhp (121kW) to replace the ageing Flathead. Years later the same vehicles offer the same practicality even as customs, though they're not favored as much as two-door sedans because of their weight and heavy proportions. That didn't bother the owner of this vehicle, who has changed it by adding Camaro front wishbone suspension, a Ford 9-inch (229mm) rear on leaf springs, and Chevy engine with supercharger. Like many custom, the body has been fully smoothed and uses a remote key fob for entry to the doors and rear tailgate. Inside the rear is fitted with custom tweed upholstery.

Ford Courier Custom Delivery (1955) Specifications

Top speed:128 mph (205 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):6.3 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:350 ci (5,735 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:365 bhp (272 kW) @ 5,800 rpm
Max torque:410 lb ft (556 Nm) @ 3,600 rpm
Weight:3,210 lb (1,459 kg)
Economy:12 mpg (4.24 km/I)
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