Ford V-8 Fairlane Sunliner Fordomatic, 1955 MY

Ford V-8 Fairlane Sunliner is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 4.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that develops 162 bhp (164 PS/121 kW) of power at 4400 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox.

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Ford V-8 Fairlane Sunliner Fordomatic, 1955 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5042 mm
What size engine?
4.5 litre, 4452 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
164 PS / 162 bhp / 121 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown

Ford V-8 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
5 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
3 door estate/​station wagon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door sedan/​saloon FR 3OD 4452 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5230 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5230 cm3 166 PS 164 bhp 122 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW 1606 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4344 cm3 164 PS 162 bhp 121 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4417 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2996 cm3 174 PS 172 bhp 128 kW
Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 2996 cm3 174 PS 172 bhp 128 kW 1780 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 4977 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW
1955 Ford V-8 Fairlane Sunliner Fordomatic data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2934 mm 115.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1473 mm 58 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length 5042 mm 198.5 inches
Width 1928 mm 75.9 inches
Height 1496 mm 58.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 66.3 litres 14.6 UK Gal 17.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code Y-Block
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.5 litre
4452 cc
(271.678 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 91.95 × 83.8 mm
3.62 × 3.3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 164 PS (162 bhp) (121 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output 36.4 bhp/litre
0.6 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.6:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 556.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 5 x 15
Wheel size rear 5 x 15
Tyres front 7.10 x 15
Tyres rear 7.10 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.30
general
Carfolio.com ID433103
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 41.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Ford V-8 Fairlane Sunliner Fordomatic added 2015-08-29.
Last modified 2015-08-30.