Vehicle Description

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is instantly attractive for its value price. And don't forget that gets you the iconic look with a V8 up front and a continental kit on the back. This cool-cruising convertible even has cold-blowing air conditioning!


These first-generation Thunderbird is always the one that brings up the most mental images. After all, they were the kind of grand touring cars that would look elegant driving through Manhattan as they would going through the gates of an Alabama planation. And so this cosmopolitan style is always attractive. That's why it's great to find a complete example like this that has everything you love, including dual bullet-nose front bumper, wide mesh grille, hood scoop, jet-like taillights and hallmark continental kit on the back. The fender skirts even come with the sale. While the paint and details are not perfect, there's a true allure is having such a complete example of rolling elegance. You have a driver-ready car with a price that levels room in your budget to give it the personal touches you really want.


We really love when these convertibles are driven with the folding roof down. The factory-correct red interior with white accents is an attractive look, and the two-tone seat were even more recently recovered. The dash has the right classic elements, like the machine-turned panels and the Town and Country AM radio there for display. This was the few years that Ford made a cool speedometer that part of a plexiglass window, and the tach on the side goes quite well with the floor shifter. Plus, the air conditioning is blowing cold with modern R134a refrigerant to make sure you can enjoy the open-top driving experience even on sunny days.


The larger P-code 312 cubic-inch V8 was a nice option in '56, and so it's great to still have the correct displacement under the hood today. The correct Ford red paint on the block, chrome air cleaner, and special Thunderbird valve covers all look stylish in engine bay. The motor inhales deeply with a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a dignified V8 tune from the dual exhaust. Plus, you are in complete control of the V8's power and soundtrack with the three-speed manual transmission. It even has overdrive for added efficiency and comfort. It's all part of a package that Ford designed to deliver an easy-cruising status symbol, and that has only been amplified as its vintage icon reputation grows.


This is an enduring classic that's offered for price that lets you personalize it. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1414187
  • Price:$38,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Colonial White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:16744
  • Stock Number:1526-PHX
  • VIN:P6FH220480