1956 Ford Thunderbird - Barn Find - Excellent condition - No Reserve
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 22,624
- VIN: P6FH209786
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 312 V8 Y BLOCK
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Up for auction - No Reserve
1956 Ford Thunderbird - Hard Top Convertible. 1 of 15,631
This IS a Barn Find - stored in since 1968. 2nd owner. Husbsnd dird in 2009, nd in 2011 his widow and grandson brought this car out of storage, o fulfill her wish to drive in the Woodward Dream Cruise. It was then put away until last week.
I am leaving this car pretty much asis i found it. I did wash it and clean the interior. I cleaned out the fuel lines and filter, nd got it started. The carb started to leak, o shut it down.
Now I am offering it up for sale, s is.
Its all original, xcept the paint. Sometime in the sixties it was painted. There is really no rust on the car or rust thru areas. Solid floor pans, runk, rame and body. I do not see any signs of repairs or body filler. You can run you hands around all the fenders and there is zero filler or patches. Under doors, oor jambs and rockers all solid. Doors close nice and straight. Hood and truck have great fit, oth open close perfectly. Rear tire swings out to open trunk or addgas. The paint is a "10 footer", nd has some blems chips and scratches. All the body panels are straight with no signs of damage or repairs. I have more pics of the inner wheel wheels and trunk wells. All is in very good shape.
The Interior is beautiful. still has the dealer plastic on the working power seats. No rip, ears or blems. Door panels, ick panels, ead liners, arpet, ash are in excellent shape. Power windows work perfect, nd all glass is original. Wing vents for when the top is off are perfect. Town & Country radio hums but I could not get a station to tune in. I do not think the clock works. I have more pics.
Odometer reads 22,624, can't be 100% sure if its 22k or 122k. All the odometer numbers are straight and show no signs of tampering. Looking at the body & interior its hard to say it's 122k. Ask questions or ask for any more pics.
312 Y block, ower steering and power brakes, bbl Tea Pot carb (leaks at accelerator pump, $22 rebuild kit). Automatic transmission (Fordomatic). All systems seem to be holding fluids and I see no leaks. I was told in 2011 all the fluids were changed. The coolant is green, he oil looks good and the trans fluid is bright red.
The electrical system seems ok. Ignition, orn, ome lights, linkers, rake lights all work.One head lamp is out and high beams did not come on.
In the trunk is the complete jack and original tonneau cover. The tonneau cover was in a bag andis brand new, ooks like it was never used. Trunk dome light works. The carpet is in good shape. Rear spare tire is there outside the trunk, ame tire as all the rest. I took the carpet out for the photo to show solid metal, o rust. I have more pics.
Hard top is in good shape, ortal windows, ll the latches in tact. No rip or tears on headliner. From the factory, here never was a soft top. You can install one, s it was a factory option. Rear deck tonneau cover is in good shape, riginal. I have pics.
Drive as is or bring it to concourse level. This car is all steel and solid top to bottom.
Clean clear Michigan title in hand. It was updated in 2011 in order to get plates for the Woodward Dream Cruise. I have the 2011 registration plates .
PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS. I will answer all I can and gladly provide any photo requested.
It needs to be flat bedded, o arrangements will need to be made for pickup.
$500 non-refundable Paypal deposit required at end of auction. If you are a serious buyer, his will not be an issue.Please do your due diligence before you. I have nothing to hide and will offer all info I can. You are welcome to come lookit over by appointment, efore bidding.Wire transfer or cash to complete the transaction. I will not accept full payment thru PayPal.
Car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end auction early, hould it sell locally.
Prefer to sell in North America. Too many hassles with over seas buyers.