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A friend of mine has had the following in collection his for years. He has not shown it to many people, and did not wanted who have seen it, to talk to others about it. My friend is now up in years and has started parting with things in collection and selling them off. Mainly stuff dealing with full-size automobiles. So the time has come to part with what you see in the photos below. It’s an original 1956 Ford promo model display. I’ve known about it and seen this display several times over the years. I wish I had the money to add it to my collection. It’s worth way more than I can afford. My friend has had one offer so far, for a price of about half of what he would let it go for. The price he’s asking is a lot. But, I feel that its fair for what it is. And the condition it is in. 

I am not posting these pictures here to help him sell it. I just thought others out there would be fascinated in seeing it, as much as I have been when I’ve seen it in the past. He has finally given permission to share these photos. So I hope you enjoy them. A very cool piece of history. 

 

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He should list it on websites catering to '56 Ford owners.  Someone who owns a few 1:1 '56 Fords is going to really, really want that.

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This is something that should be in the hands of someone who would appreciate it for what it is and not something to flip on EBay. The '56 model year was the first year that Ford offered the four-door hardtop and some of these promos are of that body style. I think that would add to the value for someone who is really interested in this display. Hope he can find it a good home with someone who would care for it as your friend has. 

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42 minutes ago, espo said:

This is something that should be in the hands of someone who would appreciate it for what it is and not something to flip on EBay. The '56 model year was the first year that Ford offered the four-door hardtop and some of these promos are of that body style. I think that would add to the value for someone who is really interested in this display. Hope he can find it a good home with someone who would care for it as your friend has. 

10 of the 12 are 4-door hardtops. The other two are convertibles. 

I doubt this will go on eBay. My friend wants it to go to a proper collector. Someone who will appreciate it, and keep together as it is. 

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36 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

10 of the 12 are 4-door hardtops. The other two are convertibles. 

I doubt this will go on eBay. My friend wants it to go to a proper collector. Someone who will appreciate it, and keep together as it is. 

I was going to suggest your friend may want to contact the Towe Auto Museum in Sacramento Ca. I have no affiliation to the museum, but I was living in Sacramento when it was moved there from Montana. The museum was started as a collection devoted to Ford automobiles. I notice that in the last few years, long since I left Sacto. that it is now known as the California Auto Museum and is open to displaying other makes as well. They maybe someone to consider approaching for a possible sale of some of your friends collectables. 

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10 minutes ago, espo said:

I was going to suggest your friend may want to contact the Towe Auto Museum in Sacramento Ca. I have no affiliation to the museum, but I was living in Sacramento when it was moved there from Montana. The museum was started as a collection devoted to Ford automobiles. I notice that in the last few years, long since I left Sacto. that it is now known as the California Auto Museum and is open to displaying other makes as well. They maybe someone to consider approaching for a possible sale of some of your friends collectables. 

https://www.calautomuseum.org/

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Very cool and original OEM dealer display piece. As a long time promo collector of Chevrolet promotional stuff I can certainly appreciate the owner's reluctance to part with such a unique piece. You're correct about belonging in a museum setting. Thanks for posting the photos for us to enjoy.

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