Ford reinvented the Thunderbird in 1958, and though sales for the first generation '55 to '57 T-birds had been strong, they really took off with the "Square Bird," as '58 to '60 T-birds came to be known. The four-passenger second-generation Thunderbird provided all the luxury and convenience expected in a luxury car, but in a smaller size than the contemporary Cadillac, Lincoln, and Imperial, making it easier to park and maneuver.
Motivated by the powerful new 352ci V-8 Interceptor engine, the Square Birds were swift and sporty, though not high performance. Handling improved in 1959, when leaf springs returned to the rear suspension from an earlier coil spring design that did not work out in 1958 as the designers planned.
The interior of the '59 T-bird is little changed from the revolutionary design of '58 that earned Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year award. The front seats are individually adjustable, the functional center console separating the seats houses controls for the heater, radio speaker, and power windows, as well as ash trays for front and rear passengers. The padded instrument panel came standard, dressed up with polished and brushed ribbed aluminum trim. Pleated vinyl inserts and vinyl bolsters in the seats were colored to match exterior paint colors.
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352CI V8 Engine
Factory Rated 300 Horsepower
Fresh Blue Painted Valve Covers
Three Speed Automatic Cruise-O-Matic Transmission
Original Wiper Fluid Reservoir
Four Drum Power Brakes
215/75R14 Whitewall Tires
Turbine-Look Thunderbird Hub Caps
Spare Tire in Trunk
Fully Lined Trunk
Sparkling Bright Sandstone Metallic Finish
Very Nice Chrome Bumpers
Good Chrome Mirror and Trunk Lid Emblem
Very Nice Hood Fender Emblems and Center Front Emblem
Functional Hood Scoop
Power Tan Leather Bucket Seats Up Front
Tan Leather Bench/Bucket Hybrid Seating for Two in Back
Four Power Windows
Original Steering Wheel, Gleaming White with Jeweled Center Cap
Original Gauges in Exceptional Condition
Original Radio – Looks Shiny and New
Very Nice Gold Carpet
Thunderbird Floor Mats