The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP87
1956 Ford Crown "Chero" Custom Hardtop

Auctioned on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sold at $20,350

  • Engine Displacement: 312
  • Transmission: Manual 3 Speed
  • Exterior Color: Fiesta Red/Blac
  • Interior Color: Fiesta Red/B

An interesting custom Ford from the "What If..." Department, this 1956 has resided in high profile collections both in the US and Canada and is now offered publicly for sale. In reality, Ford would not introduce the Ranchero model until 1957 but this custom was professionally assembled with an eye to imagining if Ford had offered it the year before. Beginning with a Customline Ranch wagon, the roof was removed and a 55 Crown Victoria roof was put in place over the front portion of the interior. The box section was crafted by hand and the entire project came together looking more like an actual Ford prototype or concept vehicle than anyone could have hoped.