From the first moment you laid eyes on this 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Regal Replica, you can tell it's something extra special. From its
slick exterior, to the luxurious interior, to the huge
fuel-injected 502 V8, this takes you favorite iconic design and
gives it custom muscle car moves.
We know you fell in love/lust at first sight... so did we. That's because this just seems to get the design right. You get all the iconic elements like the pointed T-bird front end, sweeping side lines, and jet-inspired taillights. But now it has a modern hot rod flair thanks to the metallic yellow paint that covers every inch, including the bumpers and headlight surrounds. Coincidentally, the same yellow-hue as NASCAR driver Joey Logano's Pennzoil #22. Which which could be why this car is from his personal collection. That's right, this is your opportunity to purchase a car from this NASCAR superstar! Plus, the door handles have been shaved to give this the full custom sleek appearance. This new attitude in yellow draws attention to the remaining brightwork. So you really notice pieces like custom grille and 17-inch Foose wheels. This attitude even extends to the removable hardtop where the bold yellow and bright trim helps draw attrition to the iconic porthole windows.
The interior is instantly recognizable as a complete and custom build. It starts with the tan leather bucket seats. These have the kind of comfortable bolstering you could never get in the 1950s, and so this custom creation is ready to cruise much further than your standard T-bird. Great feature like power windows, cup holder center console, and an AM/FM/CD stereo only heighten this all-day cruiser appeal. Plus, you're going to love driving with the top down all through the summer. But as modern as the features are, this car still retains some of the best design features of the original. For example, we love how it has the machine-turned aluminum flowing across the dash and onto both door panels. When you slip behind the leather-wrapped Lecarra steering wheel and see the full digital gauge package, you soon realize that the driving experience has been upgraded, too.
This is the kind of engine bay you'll love showing off. The bold exterior yellow is not only used for the smooth engine bay, but also it's the main color on the valve covers, too. Beyond that, we dare you to find another component that can be polished to a mirror-like shine. But more than just look fantastic, this V8 has some serious substance. With 502 cubic-inches, this is one of the largest big block motors you can get your hands on. Plus, with a custom fuel-injection setup, MSD wiring, and shorty headers, this is a powerful and thunderous total package. But power is nothing without control. That's why you need to check out the undercarriage photos. The steel chassis looks more like a Shelby Cobra than a '55 T-bird. Plus, with tubular A-arms up front and a coilover rear, you have the kind of moves to run circles around original Thunderbirds. This total control package is finished off with four-wheel disc brakes and new Continental Extreme Contact tires. But more than just a performance machine, this has thoughtful everyday components. It includes a four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. And there's an aluminum radiator with electric fan, so you can be in traffic while still running cool.
A bold presentation, plenty of creature comforts, and huge power - this is the best of everything wrapped around one of the most iconic designs ever. And it's available right now to the first person to grab this deal. Call now!
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.