This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is a complete, clean, and sharp-looking
classic. So when you can get the V8 icon in its terrific and
correct color combo, it's a true drop-top of distinction.
Raven Black is one of the most desirable factory colors around.
After all, the 1955 T-Bird debuted Ford's personal statement, and
this makes it looks as formal as a tuxedo (especially with those
whitewall tires.) The body is well done with quite straight panels
and fantastic gaps, so it really does have the crisp look of
formalwear. The designers really wanted to make sure these
first-ever Thunderbirds were going to get noticed. That's why they
come with eye-catching details like the hood scoop, sporty side
louvers, bright wire wheel covers, fender skirts, and jet-inspired
tailfins. Even the bumper design had extra thought put into it.
It's quite symmetrical where the front has a bold dual-bullet
style, and the rear had similar inserts, but those were actually
for the tailpipes.
The black soft top is a newer piece with bright trim, and so it
looks great alongside the exterior paint. Of course, a first-gen
Thunderbird only gets better with the top down, especially with the
color combo of this one. The factory-correct two-tone black and
white interior coordinates with the black exterior and whitewalls
to gives this a thoughtful full presentation inside and out. This
has all the right pieces you love, like the cool plexiglas
speedometer and machine-turned panel that flows across the dash and
doors. Because this is a personal luxury cruiser, you also get some
features that are a true rarity for the time, like the power seat.
And they even gave this one a few worthwhile upgrades to keep it a
better modern cruiser. The AM/FM/cassette stereo with digital tuner
means it's easy to get your favorite driving music. And the grippy
sports steering wheel feels great in your hands (traditionalist
will be happy to know the original wheel comes with the sale,
Under the hood is a vintage style presentation right down to the
details like Thunderbird valve covers and half seal around the
bright air grabber. Ford's Y-block is a hardy V8 that was the
engine of choice from this era to really give these blue ovals both
horsepower and torque. This one even has the correct-style Holley
4000 four-barrel carburetor. It's a strong-running motor, and so
this classic T-bird loves to cruise even today. That's why you also
have nice driving features like the automatic transmission and
Complete with owner's manual, this one has the look and features
you want. So don't let this black first-year T-bird slip away. Call