Price: US $36,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 84,333
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 312 V8
  • Power options: Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Ford Thunderbird

Every year of the first generation T-Birds were a bit different, and the 1956 Ford Thunderbird is arguably the best of them all. This is sought after for features like the unique trim and continental kit out back. But really the reason why you are reading this is because there's nothing more beautiful than Ford's personal coupe in red and chrome.One of the world's most beloved cars, there's just no way to make a 1956 Thunderbird look bad. But when you get it right, they can be downright amazing... and this has been restored and maintained to amaze. It has good gaps all around (particularly the hard-to-fit doors), and the optional fender skirts make it look long and sleek. Nice chrome accentuates this '50s icon, and the exhaust still exits through the rear corners of the bumper - a feature only found on a '56. The continental kit was standard equipment, mostly to remedy complaints of no trunk space, and it adds a jaunty look to the sleek T-Bird that's very appealing. Factory wheel covers with red and chrome tie this package together perfectly. And a white folding roof is ready anytime the weather might turn wet.Inside the same red and white color scheme with chrome accents continues on the seats, doors, and dash. This interior/exterior matching makes this Thunderbird a real class act with the top up or down. Style and luxury were the true hallmarks of this classic, and that's why it came with rare features for its time, like the power windows. But the reason why this was a true luxury car was all the stylized touches like the engine-turned panel that flows across both doors and the dash. This frames the power steering wheel, and above it is the nifty speedometer that's lit from behind by a Plexiglas "window" viewed through the windshield. Even the clock just to the side of the speedo still works!The code-P optional 312 cubic-inch V8 is what is on the VIN, and so nothing less will do under the hood of this premium convertible. It has all the right components, right down to the pie dish air cleaner and iconic Thunderbird logo valve covers. Ford red paint on the block looks great, and the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission clicks through the gears without a fuss. The dual exhaust has a nice low V8 burble that's powerful without being overbearing, which is the perfect soundtrack for weekend cruising. But if you really want to understand the condition of this car, just look at the underside. It's clean and exceptionally authentic.Two-seater Thunderbirds will never go out of style, especially one with the perfect color combination. And when you can get one that has been cared for so well that it includes maintenance records and the original owner's manual, well, then it's going to be a race to see who can pick up this personal luxury machine first. Call today!!!