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GMTruckGuy74

1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria....

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Thius isn't a trivia question per say, more like a request for information. I attended a local car show today and saw this 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria on display:

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After taking the picture, I saw this emblem on the front fender:

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I was surprised to see the word "Thunderbird" on the emblem. Since I'm not up on my classic Ford knowledge, what exactly does this badge represent???

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It has an optional high performance engine that was also used in the Thunderbird. See the little "V8" on the emblem?
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It's either the 292 or the 312 I'm assuming.

Ever seen one of these??

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I haven't seen one personally, but I'd guess that's a Canadian version... Meteor maybe?
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I haven't seen one personally, but I'd guess that's a Canadian version... Meteor maybe?

Yup!

Meteor Rideau. Not a well known car it seems, even in Ford circles!

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Thunderbird V-8 in Fords for '56 was the 200/292, as opposed to the standard Ford V-8, the 173/272. Thunderbird Special V-8 was a T-bird option, the 215/312.

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Was the 200/292 Thunderbird V8, optional in the standard cars, also used in the Thunderbird?
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Yes; the 292 was the standard '55-57 T-bird engine.

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Thank you for the responses and information. As always, the knowledge around here never ceases to amaze me!!! Thanks for the education.

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My best friends Dad owned a '56 just like it. It's the car I learned to drive with a stick shift (3 on a tree).

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That's a nice looking hardtop... not my cup of tea but it's notce for a Ford.

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