The Ford Thunderbird was a rear wheel drive automobile was
manufactured over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005.
The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known
as the personal luxury car.
The flashy 1956 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is in
gorgeous red color with the two-tone red & white interior and the
matching red Porthole hardtop.
Our T-Bird is powered by a 312 cubic inch Y-block V8 engine that
was factory rated at 215 horsepower, which was the Thunderbird's
standard engine, which is sent to the rear wheels through a
three-speed automatic transmission.
Ours has what looks like an all original engine compartment with
all the factory correct hose, clamps, accessories as well as the
factory correct 4-barrel carb.
It has the dress up kit with the correct Thunderbird finned valve
the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission that shifts perfect. The
engine also has a chrome air cleaner gets fresh air through the
fully functional hood scoop.
The exhaust system is good and the chassis is as clean and detailed
as the rest of the car which rides on 15? body-color steel wheels
with factory chrome wheel covers that wear a set of white stripe
tires that look great.
It has had refurbishment of the radiator, replacement of ignition
components, and an oil change has all been done.
You will like the This 1956 Ford Thunderbird as is finished in red
over a two-tone red and white vinyl upholstery on the bench seat,
along with red carpets and machine-turned trim along the door
panels and dashboard.
Additional amenities include a three-spoke steering wheel, and a
floor-mounted shifter, instrumentation includes a central 150-mph
speedometer and an analog clock.
The exterior is finished in red with a color-matching removable
porthole-window hardtop. Features include a curved-glass
windshield, removable rear fender skirts, a hood scoop, and exhaust
outlets under rear bumper.
The spare tire was moved to the outside of the trunk for the 1956
model year, and braking is provided by four wheel drums.
The bodywork, fit and finish are nicely done. The graceful fins and
body lines has straight panels and the taillight end caps round out
the rear end of the car. Other details like the Thunderbird badges,
rear bumper, and the stainless trim on the fender skirts are all
The 1956 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is fun to
drive anywhere and you will enjoy the iconic look as well as the
looks you will get just on that "Porthole" top.
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