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For Sale: 1955 Ford Thunderbird in Volo, Illinois

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Vehicle Description

Ford's response to the Corvette was a two seater roadster sportscar that offered more luxury refinements- the Thunderbird. This one is from an 85 car collection in Texas. It went through a body off frame restoration in the 90s.

EXTERIOR: Thunderbird blue, what a great 50s color for such an iconic 50s car. It is an older restoration that has been more recently repainted. The body is straight and smooth, I don't see any bubbles or cracking. The paint is very glossy. Upfront the bumper, bumper guards, the grill and the emblem are in excellent shape. The chrome around the windshield, door handles, emblems, fender louvers are excellent. In back the bumper, taillights look new. It has an aftermarket white convertible folding top that stores behind the seat. The door jambs are nice, weather strips are soft but have some overspray on them. The rims are painted to match the car, hubcaps are in real nice shape. The whitewalls look good. The windshield has been replaced.

INTERIOR: Overall really nice shape. Sharp looking color matched to the exterior. Cushion in the seat is real good, the two tone upholstery is very nice. Door panels are in excellent shape. The steering wheel has been repainted. The trim across the dash, the handles, knobs and levers are really good. Still has it's original radio. Carpet is excellent.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: You can tell it was apart during the restoration and done right. It still shows very well. The metal engine bay has clean metal. The original trim tag is still attached to the firewall. The 292-198 hp motor has it's "tea pot" 4 barrel carb. It also has the engine dress up kit which includes the polished aluminum valve covers, chrome air cleaner and breather cap. Has correct hose clamps and markings. The motor runs incredibly smooth. Actually I want to repeat that, this motor runs incredibly smooth!

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Completely solid metal. It has a matching white wall for a spare on a painted rim.

UNDERSIDE: Older body off the frame restoration. Appears to be a solid car. Floors, inner rockers look good. Frame is smooth, solid metal painted black. The bushings, steering and suspension were replaced at time of restoration. Bottom of the motor looks clean. The Cruise-O-Matic teams looks clean. The dual exhaust goes all the way out through the rear bumper. The fuel tank looks new.

This isn't a "fresh" restoration but I can tell it was a good solid car that was completely taken apart and restored. When I say it's not fresh I do NOT mean it's rough. I think it's a great car that has been very well maintained. No significant issues, just shows gentle age. Recently it was repainted, rechromed and new carpets so it looks great!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Convertible top
Engine dress up
Power seat
Reverse lights

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1352005
  • Price:$33,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Thunderbird Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue And White
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V18928
  • VIN:P5FH106295

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