1955 Ford Thunderbird

"American Beauty"

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$32,900

Year
1955
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
P2828A
Vin
P5FH257675
Miles
57,724
Engine Size
292 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Showshoe White
Interior Color
Black and White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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Proud to bring to market here at the GR Auto Gallery is this period correct first year Thunderbird. Ford's answer to the very popular Corvette, the Thunderbird had to not only put Ford back on the radar for the people that wanted a roadster but also one that had some power. The first year the T-Bird out sold the smaller corvette almost 23-1 ratio. Ford not only wanted a sporty roadster, but a car that was enjoyable to drive. Success was multiplied with the performance and style that left dealerships begging for more inventory in the mid to late 50's.
The 1955 Ford Thunderbird offered here has been the recipient of a no expense spared, complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration completed in 2009. The body and frame was completely stripped to bare metal and detailed and finished appropriately in factory spec Snowshoe White over Black and White interior. The interior was completely redone at that time including seats, carpet, soft-top drop curtain, and lined with sound deadening material. Much of the dash, gauges and dash accessories appear to be preserved and original. The 292 Y block engine was rebuilt and fortified with new Eddlebrock 4 barrel carb, the transmission was completely serviced, the rear end inspected and with new fluids, new fuel tank and sending unit, new proper fuel pump, the suspension was completely serviced with new bushings and new shocks. The brake system includes a new booster, front disc conversion with drums remaining in the rear, the electrical has been properly converted to 12 volt and features a new power window system, new electronic ignition, and new electric windshield wiper motor replacing the original vacuum system. Other highlights include: new premium convertible top, new tires including spare, new / refurbished chrome and trim, new Ididit true tilt steering column and steering wheel, New T-bird retro look radio with dual speakers and usb port, and 4 way power seat. Since completion, the car has been driven just 600 miles and has remained in a private collection until our recent acquisition.
First generation Ford Thunderbirds remain an iconic part of American automotive history and as such, remain desirable in all four corners of the globe. The car remains turn-key and ready for immediate enjoyment. Documentation includes a large box of restoration receipts, research, assembly manuals etc.

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

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids 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
1955
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
57,724
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Showshoe White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black and White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
292 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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