1956 Ford Thunderbird

"Early Bird With Great Documentation"

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$38,900

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
BW0490
Vin
P6FH222600
Miles
16,290
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Color
Colonial White
Interior Color
Red & 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 well preserved example of the 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible for your consideration. Featuring what is believed to be its original 312 V8 mated to its smooth shifting 3-speed Ford-O-Matic, this is a real time capsule with almost all the options available from the factory added! With its original invoice present and offered with the sale of this fine ride we see this vehicle was originally purchased in Los Angeles, California helping with the preservation of this example. With many add-ons this vehicle has the power 4-way bench seat, power brakes, power steering, power windows, turn indicators with back up lights, rear fender shields, windshield washers, radio with antenna which is functioning still to this day and even the factory air conditioner, heater and defroster! The interior is held together well but with a little age showing but with all the originality and nostalgia you could imagine. From behind the wheel this vehicle starts and drives well and with its removable hard top in excellent condition, this is the best of both worlds. Also added to this vehicle is a spectacular set of Kelsey Hayes chrome spoke wheels, the continental kit is also standing tall and with its full file of documentation including original invoice, receipts and news articles about this legend, call or email us for a closer look at your new favorite 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
16,290
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Colonial White
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Red & White
Center Console
No

Engine

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

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