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GMTruckGuy74

1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria....

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GMTruckGuy74    228

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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ocnblu    719
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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ocnblu    719
I haven't seen one personally, but I'd guess that's a Canadian version... Meteor maybe?

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CMG    1

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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balthazar    1,624

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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ocnblu    719
Was the 200/292 Thunderbird V8, optional in the standard cars, also used in the Thunderbird?

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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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