This 1956 T-BIRD is a car that I as a young man growing up used to service when I worked at a service station, the only difference then was it was the color that we called Pea Green. The second owner is a person that I knew, the third person that owned it was a boss of mine, who never drove it. The forth owner is my wife who has put less than 500 miles on it. The mileage of 44,285 is original. The car has been totally restored, rebuilt motor, trans, rear end, new radiator, starter, carb, brakes, new suspension, all running gear. New radial tires and the spare on the continental kit is new but original size. The motor is a 312 cu. in., Ford original trans, but rebuilt, it has power windows, power seat, with a telescoping steering column, power brakes and power steering. The sheet metal on the car is all excellent, bumpers have all been re chromed. It has Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels (5). Windshield has been replaced. Has an AM/FM 6 stacked CD player, but we do have the original radio.
I have had the car appraised & the appraised value is $65,000.
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.