1956 Thunderbird Original Peacock ‘Turquoise” Blue Loaded with
Equipped with the optional 312-225 h.p. V/8, rebuilt in Minter’s Thunderbird Restoration facility.
This rebuilt Original Engine still has the standard bore, Standard Crankshaft and Standard Rings, quite unusual for 61 year old Thunderbird.
Rebuilt Ford-O-Matic Late Production oil cooled Automatic Transmission
Rebuilt Swift Sure Power Brake System, New Frontend bushings and shocks.
Original Power Steering System Rebuilt by Minters
Town & Country Radio
Ford’s See-Clear windshield washer system
Interesting History: Reported special ordered by then famous Mr. Eugene Sanger of the Sanger Harris Department Store Chain, headquarters in Dallas, Tx. Mr. Sanger sold this 1956 Peacock Blue Thunderbird to his neighbor, reported on the same street. She kept this Special 1956 Thunderbird until moving to assisted living. Documentation of Maintence repair bills date back in the 1960’s on.
Restoration started in Minter's thunderbird restoration now. Pictures of the 1956 Peacock Thunderbird is in her unrestored condition, not the finished restoration. An Original Peacock Blue Thunderbird, always Dry Climate Dallas, Texas Owned, with an interesting history.
Few 1956 Thunderbirds have this investment potential
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.
After Ford reinvented the Thunderbird as a four-seat luxury car for 1958, some still pined for the trim, exclusive, two-seat sports car that Thunderbird was when introduced in 1955.