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1955 Ford Thunderbird 73777 Miles Red Convertible 292 V8 Automatic

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible
Trim: --
Year: 1955
Mileage: 73,777
VIN: P5FH158662
Color: Red
Engine: 292 V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

1955 Ford Thunderbird -- Additional Info:

Ford was looking for something to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette which started to show quickly as a popular segment but didn't want to pursue the sports car necessary but created a segment all of its own. With the clever marketing plan in place Ford began the production of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 as a Personal Car segment and although it was very much a sporty two-seater convertible just like the Corvette it paid more attention to luxury and comfort more so than the competition. This ...model did not inherit its second row of seats until 1958 and from there it slowly but surely grew in size generation after generation until 1977 when the larger cars lost their popularity in the market. The Thunderbird was one of the longest lasting nametags for Ford and started strong by selling 23 models for every one Corvette sold when it first hit the market. The only changes completed between its inception model to the 1956 was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more room within the trunk. GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this thoughtfully restored example of the 1955 Ford Thunderbird for your consideration. Featuring what is believed to be the original 292 V8 engine mated to its smooth shifting 2-speed automatic transmission that has just recently been rebuilt this vehicle has clearly had a lot of love and attention to the drivability. Featuring a beautiful red exterior and red hard top this vehicle gives you the best of both worlds and is sure to pull attention to it wherever you take it. Many improvements have been made to this sharp ride including a 12 volt conversion tell-tale signs of a full engine rebuild prior to its current owner who has had It for the last couple years all gauges work like new a retro styled modern radio installed rebuilt speedometer new stainless steel gas tank new exhaust and fresh light bulbs and lamps. The interior is standing tall with its classic red and white vinyl seating the power windows work great and not enough can be said for how little to no work is left for its next lucky owner. With all the drivability intact the looks you hope to find in a first generation T-bird and a full professional detail completed call or email us today for more information on this fine ride! To see over 80 photos of this car including under carriage please visit our website