1955 Thunderbird with a striking complete restoration to the highest of top Driven Show standards with exacting factory details, presented in a just spectacular Goldenrod Yellow paint (original color) and great finishing, a very famous design and the most important color of that 1955 landmark year, now shown with an amazing paint and body and the optional fender skirts, this really is a striking look, also this is just like the 1955 Ford factory promotional material, fully rebuilt ‘P’ code dated 292cid engine, factory rated at 198 horsepower, great compression, complete numbers shown later in this report, a highly show detailed engine bay, factory rare Thunderbird Holley ‘teapot’ model 4000 4v restored carberator, proper air cleaner, full aluminized exhaust system with new mufflers, Ford-O-Matic transmission, complete mechanicals just checked with all fresh suspension and full braking system, all new wiring with a 12 volt system upgrade, factory steel wheels painted in the proper Goldenrod color, then 5 Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewalls, proper chrome hubcaps, matching spare with wide whitewall, jack assembly, proper factory Goldenrod Yellow matching hardtop, all factory correct colors, the correct yellow with black factory interior has safety belts, all the gauges work including the tachometer and speedometer, even the clock with second hand is working, rare radio delete model, the complete braking system just checked by Fraser Dante for safety, this underchassis is in really superior condition showing the extent of the complete build, this was in a museum in the 2015-2016 period, then purchased and updated at Fraser Dante, many photos confirm along with the full road testing, a show sign is part of the package, this was driven as the personal show car for Fraser Dante, all the systems and driving are just exceptionally great, a real Landmark Thunderbird that is set for the most demanding of collectors who love to drive their cars, now all work, road testing with personal use and the great final detailing just completed, see www.fraserdante.com for further information and full inventory
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.
After Ford reinvented the Thunderbird as a four-seat luxury car for 1958, some still pined for the trim, exclusive, two-seat sports car that Thunderbird was when introduced in 1955.