1956 Ford Thunderbird

"High-Toned T-Bird"

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$29,900

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
BW0425
Vin
P6FH277237
Miles
16,670
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Color
Colonial White
Interior Color
Black and White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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Ford was looking for something to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette which started to show quickly as a popular segment but didn't want to pursue the sports car necessary but created a segment all of its own. With the clever marketing plan in place, Ford began the production of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 as a Personal Car segment and although it was very much a sporty two-seater convertible just like the Corvette, it paid more attention to luxury and comfort more so than the competition. This model did not inherit its second row of seats until 1958 and from there it slowly but surely grew in size, generation after generation until 1977 when the larger cars lost their popularity in the market. The Thunderbird was one of the longest lasting nametags for Ford and started strong by selling 23 models for every one Corvette sold when it first hit the market. The only changes completed between its inception model to the 1956 was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more room within the trunk.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this thoughtfully restored and highly original example of the 1956 Ford Thunderbird for your consideration. From bottom to top, inside and out, this beautiful classic car keeps its integrity and styling as it would back when originally built and comes as a turn-key enjoyment ready to go down the open road! The exterior shows very well with all the chrome, panels and even its white convertible top all in good shape. The paint is a bit aged but certainly not hard on the eyes with a great driver quality to it and the continental package on the back which is in wonderful condition as well and fully functioning. The interior is well kept with its traditional black and white seating, the dash is as original with a clock that's even keeping the right time and with an upgraded OEM Town and Country radio installed which has been converted to FM and has aux speakers working and installed in the back of the seats, this vehicle will keep the tunes going while you enjoy the ride. Recent work performed on this vehicle includes a Concours exhaust manifold installed, a new radiator, fuel pump and also comes with extra parts for future work to be performed including a starter Bendix in the box, a new manifold from Concours in the box as well. There are many manuals, booklets, other odds and ends for parts and a few receipts provided with this sale giving this vehicle the total package! Call or email us today for more information on this classic ride.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Hobby Segment
Miles
16,670
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Colonial White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black and White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

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