For Sale: 1955 Ford Thunderbird in Palmetto, Florida


Vehicle Description

1955 Red Ford Thunderbird

Why This Car Is Special

A first-year 1955 Ford Thunderbird remains one of the most collectable '50s cars, and it's easy to understand why. The one we have at Skyway Classics has the V8 engine, the great color combo of red exterior, white convertible top, and red and white interior is very desirable.


This T-Bird has had a complete restoration on it including under the hood. It had the P code 292 cubic inch V8 engine with 193 horsepower from the factory, but it looks as though it has had another small block Ford engine put in it with an aluminum performance intake, Thunderbird's special valve covers, with what appears to be all other factory engine components, with the addition of a chrome open element air cleaner.

This motor inhales deeply through a performance Holley performance four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales out of the cast iron exhaust headers into the dual exhaust.

The V8 is backed with manual transmission with chrome shifter and underneath is as clean, painted, and detailed as up above. It runs and drives exceptionally well.


The red and white interior consisting of twin bucket seats and matching door panels was re-upholstered and looks stunning with the dash repainted red with factory gauges, radio, and controls plus an array of aftermarket performance gauges too.

The red carpet was replaced matching the red of the rest of the interior the look it did coming right out of the showroom back in 1955.


There are no other 1955 Thunderbirds that are more desirable than this White over Red T-Bird. The chrome really sets the Thunderbird apart as does the wraparound front bumper, wide mesh grille, subtle hood scoop, and the twin tailpipes integrated through the rear bumper guards.

The factory wheels and Ford hubcaps are correct as is the wide whitewall tires. The wheel well fender flares give it the final correct look too.


This a stunning 1955 Ford Thunderbird that we have here at Skyway Classics is super nice and restored. The Thunderbird was Henry Ford's response to the Chevrolet Corvette, and no one could have predicted the success the Thunderbird would have. The Thunderbird's first year of production literally outsold the Corvette more than 23 to 1.

This T-Bird is more than just nostalgic, it is iconic and a car that will evoke envy from everyone who sees you driving it.

Give us a call at 941-254-6608.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1448434
  • Price:$29,997
  • Location:Palmetto, Florida
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red/White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:62379
  • Stock Number:971-FL
  • VIN:P5FH153210

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Skyway Classics
Palmetto, FL 34221