My favorite from actual long time experience:
My 56 Ford Sunliner I bought in 62. It was diamond blue (like robin egg) exterior, with same blue and white interior. Same car featured in full page Ford magazine ads. It was loaded! 312 4bbl, duals through the bumper. Factory option fender skirts. Towne and country signal seeking radio. Power steering, power brakes and automatic. Padded dash, visors and safety belts. The car was mint when I bought it. Was my dream car in 56. That was great driving, comfortable, good handling trouble free car. In 70 the Y block 312 now had 150,000 and tired. For my Ford friends Ford= fox or repair daily:
bull ****! The automatic was never serviced, power steering no leaks no fault, no servicing, power brakes just new shoes.
In 70 I decided to mod the 56. Got a track built 312, overdrive manual trans and 3:90 rear axle and station wagon sway bar at local yard. My 56 vert was transformed from a really comfortable all around nice car to a sporty, hot driver!
I put about 50,000 on that mod til it blew in 75. That is my all time favorite vert not for looking but in reality!
My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.
'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.