For Sale: 1955 Ford Thunderbird in Clearwater, Florida

Vehicle Description

1955 Ford Thunderbird

Car History

A first-year 1955 Ford Thunderbird remains one of the most collectable '50s cars, and it's easy to understand why.
With strong-performing V8s under the hood, luxury, and style that still makes people smile even more than fifty years later, these are ideal cars for the collector who enjoys driving his cars as owning them.

The one we have at Adventure Classics has the V8 engine, great color combo of black exterior and black/white interior, and very desirable because of the originality as well as restoration of this icon of a car.

Engine & Drivetrain

Under the hood is the Thunderbird Special 292 cubic inch V8 engine. It has the correct painted factory red engine block and intake, Thunderbird's special valve covers, all other factory engine components, pie dish air topper with correct diaphragm surrounding half of it, four-barrel carburetor, dual exhaust, and air conditioning.

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


The main reason the Thunderbird sold more cars than the Corvette can be found inside. The Corvette remained a true sports car but the Thunderbird was luxurious with a wide variety of power options such as the two-tone black/white seat to the instrument panel with the bright machine-turned trim that stretches across it, clock and tachometer, large factory black steering wheel, air conditioning, black carpet, and it all looks as it did coming right out of the showroom back in 1955.

Hit the open road with the top down or up as the black convertible looks just as good either way.


There are no other 1955 Thunderbirds that are more desirable than this first-ever black on black/white T-Bird with the black convertible top.

The chrome really sets the Thunderbird apart as does the wraparound front and rear bumper, wide mesh grille, subtle hood scoop, and the twin tailpipes integrated through the rear bumper guards.

The chrome wire wheels and spinner hubcaps look period correct as do the wide whitewall tires. The black wheel well fender flares give it the final correct look too.


This a stunning 1955 Ford Thunderbird that we have here at Adventure Classics is very nice and restored Thunderbird that was Henry Ford's response to the Chevrolet Corvette, and no one could have predicted the success the Thunderbird would have.

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.

Call or email us at:

[email protected]

(727) 580-9919 or (727) 688-1148

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID:CC-1550290
  • Price:$47,990
  • Location:Clearwater, Florida
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black/White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:296
  • VIN:P5FH235866

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Adventure Classic Cars
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Clearwater, FL 33765
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