1959 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Hardtop Only 28,500 miles!
This is a true survivor with only 28,500 miles and is in remarkable
shape for being almost 60 years old. The car is almost entirely
stock with the exception of a few repairs that have been made over
the years. We have the original owners manual and registration from
1959 to go with the car.
The engine is the original 352cid V-8 that pulls 300 horsepower
with a 4 barrel carburetor coupled to a Cruise-O-Matic transmission
with 3:10 gearing. The car has had the water pump replaced, the
radiator re-cored, bypass hose replaced, water control valve
replaced, custom fit new spark plug wires, points and condenser
replaced, ignition timing adjusted and the battery compartment and
soldering redone with new cables. The entire brake system has also
been gone through and overhauled including repacking the front
wheel bearings and replacing the seals. The suspension is all stock
with the exception of the upper and lower control arm bushings,
idler arm and sway bar components being replaced. The front end has
also been aligned.
The interior is just as it came in 1959 with the original leather
on all of the seats. They were taken apart and all of the foam
padding has been replaced prior to putting the covers back on. All
of the leather was cleaned and reconditioned along with the front
seat mechanisms adjusted and lubricated. All of the electric window
motors that needed were replaced. The original AM radio works
perfectly and plays through the revolutionary (at the time) center
speaker located in the console of the car. The dash panel and pad
were removed, copied cut, dyed and replaced as the old one was
cracked and faded. All of the gauges were taken apart and lubed.
All of the mechanisms for the clock are intact but it is not
currently running. All of the interior lights and other
gauges/warning lots function properly.
The exterior is in very good shape for its age with no rust and
only some minor paint flaws. All of the chrome is in excellent
shape with the exception of the arrows on the door and the antenna
holder on the front. There is some pitting on those parts but
nothing that cannot be fixed and re-chromed. The major parts
(bumpers, trim etc.) are all in great shape. This is an exceptional
car for a Thunderbird enthusiast that is looking to do minimal work
to have a show winning car that is also a pleasure to drive. It
runs and rides like an absolute dream.
It is being offered at $19,000.00!
This car is located and being represented for a collector in the
Seattle, Washington area.