For Sale: 1959 Ford Thunderbird in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1959 Ford Thunderbird is part of the distinctive second-generation that are larger, more powerful, and more detailed than the first-gen cars. So this one really takes that feeling to heart. It's a bold V8 cruiser that can turn heads, and it's offered at a price that won't break the bank.


Colonial White is an elegant color and it also provides a great canvas to show off all the details of this coupe. Those huge dipping fenders, intricate trunk panel, rear fender skirts, and the twin afterburner tail lamps are all part of a unique total package. And all the important brightwork is complete. From the huge front bumper with integrated grille, to the intricate dual hood ornaments, to the form-fitting rear bumper - all of this makes for a desirable collectible. But what we probably like the best is how this one thoughtfully amplifies the attention to its stylish lines. The Thunderbird logo has always had a nice pastel color for distinction. This one uses that as a base to kick-off a full custom pinstripe package that shows off the hood, trunk, and hardtop. And we especially like the stripes running along the side of the body. It allows everyone to fully appreciate some of the best items the designers formed into the sheet metal. You see it in the crease that runs from headlights to tail light, and the tailfin that slowly tapers until it reaches the door handle. This is pure rolling style.


The creamy white of the outside is continued inside, and the pastels of the pinstripe feel like a preview of the teal they used throughout the interior. It makes for a stylish and thoughtful total package inside and out. As Ford's personal luxury offering, there is plenty of individual room for four people. But even when it's just you out for a solo drive, you'll appreciate the way the front bucket seats and full center console make this a cruiser just for you. There are nice details, like the working AM radio, working dome lights, and a full trunk mat to showcase how the stand-up full-size spare barely takes up any space in the massive cargo area. There are even provisions for factory air conditioning.


Under the hood is a proper 352 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor on top. It has a nice look in the engine bay as the forward-tilting hood gives way to a black and white contrast with the addition of bold blue drawing your attention to the motor. This V8 is larger than anything offered in the first-generation Thunderbird, and so this big block V8 has the right power and torque to confidently move this coupe. On the road, the dual exhaust gives a hint at the power under the hood, but the T-bird never loses its premium composure. It floats down the boulevard as a true vintage luxury coupe should. This is aided by the right features such as the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and modern cruising tires.


The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, maintenance records, and service manuals. You may use the extra money from the affordable price to leave room in your budget to make improvements like freshen up the paint or turn the factory A/C into a modern cold-blowing unit. But overall, this is an attractive package for being a distinctive coupe with plenty of cruising power. So if you want to own the road, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1959 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID:CC-1539204
  • Price:$28,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Colonial White
  • Interior Color:Turquoise
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:30368
  • Stock Number:2248-PHX
  • VIN:H9YH157041

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