Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is proud to offer this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. It can easily be said that the 1st generation of Thunderbird was their finest. Between 1955 and 1957 the Thunderbird was a small 2 seat roadster which was comparable to the Chevrolet Corvette. These cars could be had with a 292 CI V8, or an optional 312 CI V8. This T-bird has the larger 312 as well as a 2-speed automatic transmission. It has all the best options available: power steering, power brakes, power windows, and even air conditioning. The car has a stunning yellow exterior and an optional removable hard top in white. This one has a continental kit on the rear to house the spare tire. It sits on steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and sports new white wall tires. The interior has green and white upholstery on black carpet. The engine compartment is nicely finished and has a brand new heavy-duty alternator, battery, belts, cooling fan, brakes, and is professionally rewired throughout. She's received a lot of love.... Always covered and garaged kept. This restored classic is the perfect for summertime cruises and weekend getaways. To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit http://gatewayclassiccars.com/fort-lauderdale/1956/ford/thunderbird-S525.html. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954)227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com
Owned and driven for years by the iconic Hollywood star, the car could be bid multiple times higher than the auction’s estimate
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.