1956 Raven Black Thunderbird
Same Dallas Texas Area Owner For last 50 years
312-225 h.p. Thunderbird V/8-4BBL, Ford-O-Matic 3 Speed Automatic Transmission, Telescopic Steering ODO 36833
Thunderbird Am/Fm stereo with dual stereo speakers, Engine Dress Option, Fresh Rechromed Bumpers, All gauges work including clock, Accessory Backup Lights
Concours Correct 56 Thunderbird wire wheel covers & extra set of 1956 Full Wheelcovers
Concours Correct Firestone Deluxe Champion Wide Whitewalls
Restored Port Hole Hardtop in Minter’s Restoration Facility with New Headliner, weatherstripping & Stainless refinished
Copy of the Ford Factory Invoice for documentation
Through Mechanical Testing in Minter’s Restoration facility
Most important is the quality of this 1956 Thunderbird body. No evidence of previous rust or replacement panels. The majority of all Early Birds are not this quality.
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
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.