For Sale: 1956 Ford Thunderbird in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird is iconic, but the reason why you stopped to check this one out is because of the bright shining total package. And as you dig deeper, you'll find plenty of quality investments, a strong V8, and cold-blowing A/C.

The story goes that Chevrolet would have likely canceled the Corvette if their cross-town rivals at Ford had not introduced the Thunderbird. This one has a cool nod to that history with the paint. So while the first-gen Thunderbird was available in Torch Red, this one was resprayed in a color by the same name, but in a mixture borrowed from a 1995 Corvette. Pretty cool story, right? Even if you don't want to tell the tale of the paint, it has a gloss and shine that will have you happily show it off. Today you will find a few micro-scratches and other small blemishes from being responsibly enjoyed, because after all, a car like this belongs out on the boulevard every Saturday night. Plus, you can tell it's a well-respected package with clean glass, good lights, pliable weather-stripping, and good-looking body lines all over the car. You have all the right premium style pieces, like the chrome bumpers, fender skirts, hood scoop, and continental kit. It also wouldn't be an iconic T-bird without the porthole hardtop, and this one has a terrific look as it coordinates with the whitewall tires.

As much as we love the look of this one with the iconic hardtop in place, these are meant to be open to the world. So the white and red return for an excellent style on the seat and door panels. They took the time to give you an impressive vintage presentation, and so you have working pieces like the courtesy light, clock, and AM radio. So you know you'll love showing it off to other enthusiasts like you. And this T-bird was also built for driving. You'll love slipping behind the artful factory steering wheel and looking at the cool Plexiglas speedometer and tach. And the vintage air conditioning is the perfect addition to keep this one comfortable with the top down long into the summer season.

The 292 cubic-inch V8 looks terrific in the engine bay. You'll be proud to show off all the right components - including the pie dish air cleaner w/hood diaphragm and iconic Thunderbird logo valve covers. Ford red paint on the block looks great, and there's a proper four-barrel carburetor to make sure you have a torque-filled powerhouse. And if you dig into the history, you'll find that the motor was resealed within the last few years to help keep this a strong driver. The dual exhaust has a nice low V8 burble that's powerful without being overbearing, which is a perfect soundtrack for the weekend cruising. In fact, if you like a true classic that feels the road, this one is done right. The three-speed manual transmission gives you proper control over the V8, and those classic whitewalls hide a modern tire tread.

Complete with owner's manual, this Thunderbird has a cool color combo, a cool story, and an even cooler A/C interior. So don't miss a red-hot deal like this. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1956 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID:CC-1542724
  • Price:$44,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Torch Red
  • Interior Color:White/Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:95806
  • Stock Number:3209-TPA
  • VIN:M6FH253265

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Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559
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