The Ford Thunderbird hit the market in 1955 in was a direct
response to the Chevrolet Corvette. While the Corvette aimed to
impress with performance, the T-bird was all about style and
substance. Dubbed the first "personal car" by Ford, it was
described as a direct descendant of the bespoke 1930s roadsters and
was aimed as a brisk grand tourer. It was light for its era and the
powerful V8 could propel it to around 120 mph. The 1955 model
featured the proven 292cid Y-block V8 and had bumper mounted
exhausts and a trunk mounted spare tire.
The 1955 Ford Thunderbird offered here has been in the hands of the
current owner for the last 25 plus years. It remains in highly
original condition. The car is powered by its 292V8 engine fed
through an upgraded carb with electric choke. Power is transferred
to the rear wheels via its automatic transmission. The car has been
repainted many years ago in its original factory color, Sky Haze
Green over two tone turquoise and white interior. The interior
remains highly original featuring original dash, original radio
(Non working), original steering wheel and horn ring ets.
Mechanically, the car starts right up and drives with ease. The
seller indicates that the transmission was rebuilt two years ago by
Mastershift in Grand Rapids, MI.
First Generation Thunderbirds are an American icon and on the must
have list for any car enthusiast. The car here, although not
concours, offers many options for the new owner. Enjoy the way it
is, or refurbish it to another level. The price offered here leaves
room for all options.
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.