This 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible comes with a soft top and a removable hardtop and is powered by a 312ci Y-block Interceptor V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission. Recent maintenance includes a teapot carburetor rebuild, a fuel pump replacement, a fluid change, a complete suspension refurbishment and modification, and the installation of new Coker whitewall tires. Refinished in Colonial White over a two-tone black and white vinyl interior, this second-year Thunderbird is now offered with removed original parts, receipts, a repair manual, and a clear Colorado title in the seller's name.
This 1956 Thunderbird was repainted Colonial White under prior ownership and is accompanied by a retractable soft top as well as a removable color-matched hardtop. Exterior elements include vented front fenders, chrome brightwork, a continental kit, and a new dual-exhaust system. The seller notes that rust repair was previously performed on the driver-side floor pan, the cloth top is worn but still serviceable, and the rear passenger-side brake lamp does not work.
Steel 15-inch wheels with full covers are wrapped in new Coker whitewall tires.
The interior is fitted with a black and white vinyl bench seat, matching door panels, and black carpeting. The dash face is dressed with engine-turned aluminum trim. Equipment includes lap belts, a heater, and a push-button radio. The seller states that the horn and the signal indicator do not work.
Instrumentation consists of a 150-mph speedometer, a 5K-rpm tachometer, a coolant temperature gauge, and an inoperative fuel gauge. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 50K miles, which the seller states is an accurate reading.
The 312ci Y-block Interceptor V8 received an oil change within the last 150 miles, a new fuel pump, a rebuilt four-barrel teapot carburetor, and a brand new battery. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission.
The steering has been modified with a power-assisted UniSteer rack-and-pinion kit. A four-wheel power disc brake conversion with powder-coated calipers has been installed. The suspension has been completely refurbished and modified to include new front and rear shocks and springs, ball joints, and a torsion bar.