Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is proud to offer this awesome 1956 Ford Thunderbird with Continental Package with Cold AC!! The Thunderbird was Ford's direct response to the Chevrolet Corvette and underwent a rapid development process so it could ultimately be unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show in February of 1954. The 312 cu in V8 became the Thunderbird's standard engine, and now produced about 245 horsepower. The shape of this car is undeniably 50's and probably one of the most beautiful cars of its time. Being that this is a Continental package, you will immediately notice the spare tire on the back of the boot. This '56 Thunderbird comes loaded with standard features of its time such as Town & Country AM radio, convertible manual top, power brakes, power steering, telescoping steering wheel, and cold A/C as stated before! The interior of this car is incredible with even the clock and dashboard accessory light still working! You will turn heads and feel proud driving around town in this classic 1956 Ford Thunderbird! As soon as you get in, shut the door, fire it up and grip the wheel, you are immediately taken right back into a time when U-2 spy planes owned the sky and Elvis became King. To see 100+ HD pictures and videos of this well-preserved 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Tampa showroom at (813)645-6200 or email us directly at Tampa@GatewayClassicCars.com.
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.