1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria- 55th Ann Ed Diecast Model

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Danbury Mint 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria- 55th Ann Ed diecast car
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  • Year: 1955
  • Brand: Danbury Mint
  • Make: Ford
  • Code: DM1626
  • Model: Fairlane Crown Victoria- 55th Ann Ed
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: Buckskin & Snowshoe White

Now THIS is how a repaint should be done! First though, a little history. Danbury’s first entrée into the Ford Fairlane was a model introduced in 1993. It was presented as a Crown Victoria Skyliner coupe. It was black and white; Raven Black and Snowshoe White, to be exact. Then nearly three years later, in ’96, they debuted a Sunliner convertible in red and white trim and as the ’56 model year. The Crown Vic wasn’t reprised again until it was released as a custom in ’98, repainted Aqua in '01 and then again as a two-tone green Fairlane without the kingly crown on top.

Of all of them I like this revised version the best; color is everything. The Buckskin tan is earthy, unpretentious and contrasts well with the Snowshoe White, which has an antique influence to the color. An interesting note, as my DM guest and close friend explained, the Buckskin two-tone was the only Crown Vic to have the matching outer seat color interior for 1955. The inner seat color pattern is a combo of copper and antique white. Plus, there are just enough differences to the original model to make this edition completely unique. The scripts are chrome metal-foiled and gorgeous! The engine is plumbed, wired and has a fantastic looking fuel line system. Another difference is that the windshield washer bag is now printed with the accurate, “See Clear” inscription and “Ford” logo. The see-through roof panel is now solid and body color.

The front suspension operates on coil springs and while the door hinges are based from the ’93 tooling, they are buckskin and unobtrusive. The chassis is nice for its time but upgraded to reflect the current engine work; a gas line connected fuel pump is seen from below and the aforementioned front suspension geometry looks realistic. On display, the presentation is beautiful; as I said earlier, color is everything!

-Tony F Perrone

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