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In 1955 Ford rolled out with something it hadn't seen since 1938, a
two-seater. The Thunderbird was developed by Ford to compete with
the first-generation Corvette. Dubbed "a personal car of
distinction", the car built on the heritage of the roadsters of the
30's, yet was making strides toward becoming the next evolution of
a personal luxury car. The car was designed to be so lightweight
yet accept such a massive V-8, it truly was the epitome of Hot
Rodding. It did however focus more on driver comfort than speed,
and because of this it was not a direct rival to the European
If you're lucky enough to see a '55-'57 Thunderbird, chances are it
won't be this nice. With all the amenities you would want in a
luxury car like the 4-way power seats, an added easy entry/exit
mode that moves the seat back so you can get in/out easily, a 312
cubic inch engine that made nearly 300 horsepower, and a whole list
of things you wouldn't believe existed in 1957, you'll be left
wanting nothing else in a car. and with only 21,000 made, I'm sure
there's not many left. We accept trade ins and make financing easy!
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