Gorgeous 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible finished in Thunderbird Torch Red with an equally beautiful Red and White Two-Tone interior. Correct 292ci/198hp 'Y-Block' V8 engine. Automatic Trans. This is an outstanding early production example of the rare and desirable First Generation T-Bird, which is finished in correct Torch Red, and has only pampered sunny-day miles since a recent restoration. Restored interior. Power windows and Power seats. Other unique features for this T-Bird are rear fender skirts, and the exhaust pipes exiting through twin gleaming chrome bumper guards, which are bolted to the brightly shining chrome rear bumper - this neat detail was only on the '55 T-birds. Included with this fabulous T-Bird are; Owner's manuals, guides and dealer literature. This car is ready to drive, show and enjoy for many years to come. This 1955 Thunderbird is a high-quality example that will be a great addition to any garage or collection.Classic and Timeless Design. This 1955 Thunderbird is a very well-preserved example of the iconic American roadster, it also has matching hardtop. This example is the product of an excellent restoration and has been lovingly and expertly cared for ever since. The restoration was undertaken with an eye to keeping this T-Bird as close as possible to the way it rolled off the assembly line in early 1955. The body shows excellent panels gaps and fit, all of the brightwork has been refinished or replated, and the car even rides on wide white wall tires with chrome wire wheels. This T-bird has a fabulous look.The engine bay is also restored to new-stock condition, with an eye toward originality throughout. The interior presents at a very high level, with finishings, gauges, knobs and controls all in excellent condition. This roadster also has rare clock and AM radio. Features and details that are unique to the early '55 Thunderbirds include Ford crest and crossed flag emblems, Flat 2-spoke steering wheel with clear plastic spokes and domed hub. No front fender vents, Chrome "doughnut" exhaust ring (early production cars only), Wedge-shaped heater knobs. No vent windows.Ford's Thunderbird created to act as a retort to the Chevrolet Corvette, but rather than becoming a rival to the European sports cars imported into the United States, Ford created a completely new market segment around the Thunderbird, the personal luxury car. While a performance car in its own right, the Thunderbird focused more on comfort than speed. A total of 53,166 units were produced for the three model years 1955-1957, with only 16,155 made in 1955.For more information on this beautiful and iconic American roadster, or to discuss shipping arrangements for adding this '55 T-Bird to your collection, call our friendly and knowledgeable sales team.
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.