You're looking at a 1955 Ford Thunderbird roadster that takes all
the great lines of this icon's first year and then adds a few
subtle upgrades to ensure it remains unique. Best of all, this
total package is both attractive and affordable.
The distinction of this one starts with the paint. Thunderbird Blue
was a one-year-only color, and so it's great to have a first-ever
T-bird in a hue that instantly identifies it as the year that
launched the legend. We're told this was even resprayed around 2008
as part of a comprehensive restoration. It ensures the presentation
is clean, complete, and brilliant. And speaking of brilliance the
grille, bumpers, hood scoop trim, windshield, and wire wheel covers
are all part of a glowing brightwork package. This T-bird has all
the best classic pieces, like the rear fender skirts and the
exhaust routed through the rear bumper trim. Plus, there are unique
touches that add elegance, like the green and white pinstripes that
highlight the crease in the profile. And you may have noticed that
the green also matches the special color of the hardtop.
If you like the way the pinstripe coordinates with the hardtop,
then you're going to love the interior. The exterior green returns
on the dash, and the pinstripe's white goes with the inserts in the
seat and doors. Plus, the exterior blue coordinates with the
turquoise upholstery. The result is a thoughtful color combo inside
and out that reminds you this is a premium classic. In fact, you
even have the premium power seat feature! You'll love the clean and
authentic look inside everywhere from the plush carpeting to the
machine-turned insert that flows across the dash. And this one is a
Thunderbird that should really appeal to drivers. The full gauge
package means a working tach, and that goes well with the floor
shifter. And the auxiliary readout trio easily lets you keep a full
eye on what's going on under the hood.
Under the hood is the "Thunderbird Special" 292 cubic inch V8 which
purrs sweetly through an authentic dual exhaust system. Bright red
engine paint was a Thunderbird design statement, along with the
bright chrome air cleaner and gorgeous cast aluminum valve covers
that were part of a dress-up kit. You can tell there has been a
solid investment in this motor, and so you'll happily showcase it
wherever you park this classic. An updated Holley four-barrel carb
with a one-inch spacer helps this V8 really have a powerful
presence, and the upgrade to a four-speed manual transmission puts
you in firm control of it all. And while this is a fun driver's car
that wants to let you feel the road, it also settles into the role
of a nice and comfortable cruiser.
You're looking at a restored American icon that has a bit more
unique and sporty flair than the others you see out there. Call
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
Exterior Color:Thunderbird Blue
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