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For Sale at Auction: 1955 Ford Thunderbird in Monteira,

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The S�ragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€30,000 - €40,000

  • First year of Thunderbird production
  • Desirable Peacock Blue over Black


Ford introduced the Thunderbird at the 1954 Detroit Auto Show. The first production car rolled off the line on 9 September 1954, and when enough cars were produced, Ford introduced the car to the public on 22 October. Reportedly, dealers received 4,000 deposits, prompting the company to revise its sales estimates upward. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette (a sports car), the Thunderbird was a personal luxury car, establishing that market segment in America, which, years later, spawned many competitors.

Standard equipment included power steering, brakes, windows, and four-way seating, as well as an optional radio, heater, and choice of three-speed manual transmission or Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. Ford produced a total of 16,155 T-birds in 1955. This example was born Raven Black over a Black and White leather interior and is equipped with the optional radio, heater, and automatic transmission. Now finished in Peacock Blue, this would be the perfect American car for European touring.



  • Primeiro ano de produ��o do Thunderbird

  • Ambicionado azul Peacock com interior preto


A Ford apresentou o Thunderbird em 1954, no Auto Show de Detroit. A primeira unidade saiu da linha de montagem a 9 de setembro de 1954. Quando j� tinha sido produzido um n�mero suficiente de exemplares, a Ford mostrou-o ao p�blico, a 22 de outubro. Segundo registos da �poca, os v�rios concession�rios Ford receberam 4000 dep�sitos para reservar o novo modelo, obrigando o construtor a rever a proje��o de vendas em alta. Enquanto o Chevrolet Corvette era um desportivo, o Thunderbird era um autom�vel distinto e luxuoso, criando um segmento de mercado espec�fico nos EUA onde, mais tarde, teria in�meros concorrentes.

O equipamento de s�rie inclu�a dire��o assistida, trav�es com servo-freio, vidros laterais Power-Lift e bancos el�tricos que se ajustam em quatro dire��es. Como op��es, havia o r�dio, o aquecimento e dois sistemas de transmiss�o � escolha: caixa manual de tr�s velocidades ou caixa autom�tica Ford-O-Matic. A Ford produziu um total de 16.155 T-birds em 1955. Este exemplar saiu de f�brica pintado de preto Raven, com interior em pele preta e branca e est� equipado com r�dio, aquecimento e caixa autom�tica. Atualmente pintado em azul Peacock, seria o perfeito cl�ssico americano para uma viagem pela Europa.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1249676
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Monteira,
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:775210
  • VIN:P5FH179204

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