1955 Ford Thunderbird with great provenance. The original owner was Maxene Andrews of the "Andrew Sisters". The second owner was Friz Freleng, the famous director of the early Warner Brother cartoons. I (current owner) used to play guitar in a band with the original drummer from Guns N Roses, Steven Adler and my mother in law is Carol Burnett.
The Wall Street Journal did an article about me and the car in the March 25th, 2020 issue.
This car was fully restored in 2012. It looks and runs amazing! Everything is factory correct, 292 engine, "Fordomatic automatic transmission, "TeaPot" carburetor, which is perfectly tuned. Power seats, windows, brakes and power steering. Everything is correct down to the hose clamps and it's original 6 volt system, even the clock works.
A few years ago, as part of the filming of a National Geographic special Driving America, I spent time in Traverse City, Michigan, where Hagerty opened its garage and car collection to the television crew. As part of the project, I drove a 1915 Ford Model T, a 1963 Chevrolet “split-window” Corvette, a 1960 Porsche […]
I was half asleep when he knocked on the door. “Rich, you up?” He entered the room and sat at the end of the bed. “Yeh, what’s up?” My voice reflected the late night before. He glanced around the room, noting the strange art and artifacts that made my habitat. Then he directed his eyes […]
“Hi! My name is Thelma…” is how the advertisement for the Pick of the Day begins. The car is a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible and the advertisement, placed with ClassicCars.com by the private seller in Palmyra, Indiana, is creative, allowing “Thelma” to tell her own story. Obviously, this red T’bird is named Thelma because of […]
‘Fairbird’ trim was featured in mid-’50s Ford brochure
Pick of the Day is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird wearing ’56 Crown Vic trim
The Pick of the Day is a limited-production Ford with a fiberglass tonneau that conceals the rear seats
Pick of the Day is the ‘Vista Bird’ station wagon
Pick of the Day is a special-edition 1964 Ford Thunderbird
Hollywood celebrity memorabilia sale featured personal items from the ‘screen goddess’ that garnered astronomical bids
It’s 2020 and I have been invited to judge yet another car show. It is something I love doing as it exposes me to cherry cars and commensuration with like-minded friends. However as mentioned, this is 2020. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has given cancel culture the upper hand on just about every aspect of […]