HERE?S A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A LOCALLY OWNED 1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE WITH 3 SPEED OVERDRIVE MANUAL TRANSMISSION!
ALTHOUGH THE ODOMETER INDICATES 325 MILES ON IT THERE IS NO INDICATION OF ACTUAL MILES ON THIS BIRD. MAJOR ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION OVERHAUL DONE IN THE LATE 1970?S. IT HAS BEEN DRIVEN FEWER THAN 1000 MILES SINCE RESTORATION IN THE 1980?S. PRESENTLY IT HAS AN ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, MERCURY MANIFOLD, & 2 BARREL REBUILT CARBURETOR WITH PAPER FILTER ON IT. ORIGINAL STOCK MANIFOLD, REBUILT STOCK CARB, STOCK OIL BATH CLEANER, NEW MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP/WATER PUMP INCLUDED WITH SALE. OIL FILTER ADAPTER HAS BEEN INSTALLED.
IN THE 1970?S THE BODY WAS REMOVED FROM THE FRAME, AND HAD BASIC BODY WORK COMPLETED, ALL NEW BRAKES AND BRAKE LINES, ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION REBUILT AND A STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM INSTALLED. IN THE LATE 1980?S, SAN LUIS CUSTOMS TOOK THE FINISH DOWN TO BARE METAL AND LAID DOWN THE ORIGINAL RAVEN BLACK PAINT IN LACQUER.
THIS ?55 HAS POWER WINDOWS, POWER SEAT, AND INTERIOR IS IN THE CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE. HARDTOP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ALL NEW GASKETS AND A NEW HEADLINER. AFTERMARKET WHITE CANVAS SOFT TOP AND A WHITE TONEAU COVER. ALL OF THE DASH, SEATS, DOOR PANELS AND CARPET, & CHROME WAS REDONE IN THE 1980?S.
COMPLETE LIST OF ORIGINAL PARTS BELOW ARE INCLUDED WITH SALE!
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.