AJ's of the Day: 1955 Ford Sedan Delivery

Car: Ford Sedan Delivery

Year: 1955

What makes it special: It was the all purpose vehicle of the 1950's. Used for everything from flower delivery, to groceries, plumbers and bakeries.

What made it famous: It had ample power with an available 292 cu in V8 engine, (usually mated to a 3-speed manual transmission, it was a two seater with plenty of cargo space from behind the driver's seat to the rear tailgate.)

Why I would want one: It makes for awesome street-rod material, not to mention the "cargo area" can be made comfortable with the addition of carpeting and an air mattress for "extra-curricular activities." (Know what I mean?)

Fun fact: Sedan deliveries were typically used as work vehicles, so they tended to wear out faster than a better cared for passenger car. With the introduction of compact vans, sedan deliveries faded from the scene. Chevrolet dropped the body type in 1960, while Ford moved it to the Falcon line-up until 1965.

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