This 1955 Ford Thunderbird has an appeal that's as clear as black
and white... literally. After all, you not only have a timeless
color combo, but this is also a sleek-looking hardtop, proper V8
power, and nice details like the power seat and overdrive on the
A nice black makes for a distinctive cruiser. And because
Thunderbirds are meant to be boulevard kings, we like how this one
is a nice mix of driver-ready on day one and a good detail will
unlock added shine when it's car show time. Black is also desirable
because it makes for the ideal backdrop to make all the brightwork
stand out even more. There's an elegance in the wraparound bumpers
and wire wheels covers. But the brightness also helps show off the
sporty style with dual bullets on the front bumper, a hood scoop,
faux side vents, and a rear bumper with integrated exhaust tips.
There's also excellent detail work, right down to the fender skirts
The black hardtop gives this the profile of a sleek coupe, but
really, a fun T-bird delivers roadster-like open-top enjoyment. The
two-tone black and white interior coordinates with the black
exterior and whitewalls to give you a total package that's as
elegant as a tuxedo. There's a sporty feeling with the
machine-turned panel that flows from the dash seamlessly to both
doors. Because this is a personal luxury cruiser, you get some
features that are a true rarity for the time, like the power seat.
There are also nice details like the handy large tach and working
dash light. It all gives the impression that this Thunderbird wants
you to drive it.
This strong driver-ready attitude is seen under the hood. This is
the correct-style 292 cubic-inch V8, and it even has the classic
Thunderbird valve covers. But we are also told there's only about
15k miles on this since the motor and transmission were rebuilt.
The bright red V8 inhales deeper with an Edelbrock four-barrel
carburetor, and headers exhale freely into a glasspack-style dual
exhaust. And everything from an aluminum radiator to a new battery
is there for proper supporting components for a good driver. We
love the control the three-speed manual transmission offers, and
you even have manually engaged overdrive for those times this
boulevard cruiser really does hit the boulevard.
This is the T-bird that's made ideal for those who love to enjoy
their classics. So you know you don't want this deal to slip away.
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Location:Ft Worth, Texas
Interior Color:Black and White
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