"The 1956 Thunderbird was very similar to the 1955 model with some notable exceptions. Portholes were now being offered as an option with the hardtop, a move designed to increase driver visibility, but that went on to become one of the more distinctive features of the Thunderbird. Other design changes included the relocation of the spare tire from the trunk to the exterior of the car right above the newly extended bumper.The 1956 is the rarest of Classic Thunderbirds with a production total of 15,631."
There are over 120 pictures of this car in the ad below, including detailed exterior, interior, engine, trunk and undercarriage. Scroll down after the description and let them load on your computer, it will take some time because of the size.
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For sale by owner, a member of the Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicago, is this outstanding 1956 Thunderbird. There really is not a lot to say about this one, it is one of three classic Thunderbirds for sale by the same owner.� Professionally restored (By Jewel Meetz) to be a show car and completed about 10 years ago, this car is incredible!� Please let all the pictures load (there are over 130) to see the high quality restoration of this classic Ford.� Since completion it has only been driven about 5,880 miles for the occasional Sunday drive and car shows.� Everything on this car is excellent and has either been redone, rebuilt or replaced. The engine is the original rebuilt 312 V-8 mated to the original 3-speed automatic transmission. Nicely equipped� with power steering, power brakes, hardtop and soft top. What follows are the details.
Vin # P6FH229337
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312 V-8 Engine Automatic Transmission
Front Disc Brakes
Electric Fuel Pump
Hard Top with Porthole
This car was completed by respected Thunderbird restorer Jewel Meetz in Brillion, Wisconsin and is a multiple award winner that draws a crowd wherever it goes.
�All features are fully operational and it drives like a dream.
Included in the sale will be some photo documentaion of the restoration and a binder full off receipts.
Please remember that this car is 60 years old and not perfect.
THIS CAR IS FOR SALE BY OWNER AND LOCATED IN HINSDALE, ILLINOIS 60521
Disclaimer;� This vehicle is for sale by a private party and the above information was provided by the owner.� We can make no guarantee as to the accuracy of the information.� All vehicles are sold "AS-IS" and "WHERE IS" with no express, written, or implied warranty, representation, or guarantee (including, but not limited to; warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose). We shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness or defects herein and make no warranty in connection therewith.� Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.� It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle as to the condition and value and to purchase based solely upon that judgment.� Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about this vehicle.� Seller is not responsible for typographical errors, printing errors, or omissions.� The description above is for information purposes only and if you elect to forgo a personal inspection, we can make no guarantees as to your satisfaction with the vehicle. The seller shall make every reasonable attempt to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle prior to the close of sale and we make a concerted effort to describe all items accurately, but do not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy or adequacy of any description.
�Contact MUST be made within 24 hours of auction close.�� Full Payment must be made to the owner within 7 days from the auction
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.