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
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
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
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.
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