For Sale: 1956 Ford Thunderbird in Mesa, Arizona


Vehicle Description

Every year of the first-generation T-Birds were a bit different, and the 1956 Ford Thunderbird is arguably the best of them all. This is sought after for features like the unique trim and continental kit out back. And since you're looking at one that has a full rotisserie restoration, it's a sharp and highly authentic presentation of a true icon.

One of the world's most beloved cars, there's just no way to make a 1956 Thunderbird look bad. But when you get it right, they can be downright amazing... and this has been restored and maintained to amaze. It starts with a quality application of the factory-correct Fiesta Red paint. Since this car was given a full frame-off restoration, even the undercarriage has this bold and smooth finish. The car's iconic lines are crisp thanks to good sheetmetal and uniform gaps all around. Nice chrome accentuates this '50s icon, and the exhaust still exits through the rear corners of the bumper - a feature only found on a '56. The continental kit may have been there to add trunk space, but we really just love it for the way it adds a jaunty look to the sleek T-Bird. Factory wheel covers, white walls, and fender skirts mean even the wheels have a detail-oriented look. While this one comes with a block folding roof for any time you get caught in wet weather, we all really know your favorite top-on look will be with the iconic color-matcher porthole hardtop.

Of course, you'll also drive quite happily with no roof at all. The stylish red and white interior is factory-correct. There was a solid investment here during the restoration to make sure the full package remains a class act. That means terrific upholstery, plush carpeting, and when you close the doors, the side panels flow almost seamlessly into the dash. As a personal luxury car, there was a full effort to be both sporty and stylish. You see it in the artful steering wheel with Ford family crest at the center, and how the gauge package came from the factory with a factory tach. This one loves to give you a full time capsule like impression, and so you'll even appreciate details, like the working courtesy light and clock.

The code-P optional 312 cubic-inch V8 is what is on the VIN, and so nothing less will do under the hood of this premium convertible. The block even decodes to the correct one for this '56 T-Bird. This has more of that clean style that tells you there was a big investment all-around. It has all the right components, right down to the pie dish air cleaner and iconic Thunderbird logo valve covers. This one fires up easily and makes a terrific dignified tune out of the dual exhaust. The three-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly, and you have power steering and power brakes. So it's easy to go to your favorite car shows or cruise all weekend.

The sale comes complete with restoration photos, maintenance records, and the owner's manual. This is a beautifully finished example of one of the most desirable American icons ever. So don't miss your chance at an award-worthy package. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1442580
  • Price:$67,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Fiesta Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2140
  • Stock Number:1713-PHX
  • VIN:P6FH236719

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Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204