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For Sale: 1956 Ford Thunderbird in Kentwood, Michigan

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Vehicle Description

Ford was looking for something to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette which started to show quickly as a popular segment but didn't want to pursue the sports car necessary but created a segment all of its own. With the clever marketing plan in place, Ford began the production of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 as a Personal Car segment and although it was very much a sporty two-seater convertible just like the Corvette, it paid more attention to luxury and comfort more so than the competition. This model did not inherit its second row of seats until 1958 and from there it slowly but surely grew in size, generation after generation until 1977 when the larger cars lost their popularity in the market. The Thunderbird was one of the longest lasting nametags for Ford and started strong by selling 23 models for every one Corvette sold when it first hit the market. The only changes completed between its inception model to the 1956 was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more room within the trunk.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1956 Ford Thunderbird for your consideration. This beautiful little bird was built on March 28, 1956 at the Dearborn, Michigan plant. It was delivered to the Fontaine Ford Sales in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The car comes with a white hard top, white vinyl top, whitewall tires and more. The car features a 312 v8 with an Edelborck 4bbl paired to manual transmission. It spent much of its life in Virginia. This is a great running little car and it handles as it should. Enjoying driving a classic icon without breaking the bank.
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1249972
  • Price:$26,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:White/Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:50903
  • Stock Number:B2838 M
  • VIN:P6FH252365

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