58 T-Bird, One of A Kind Convertible Hard Top, Soft Top also, 28k Miles, PW, PS
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- SubModel: One-Off
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1958
- Mileage: 28,427
- VIN: H8YH108059
- Color: Silver
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1958 Ford Thunderbird One-Off1958 Ford ThunderbirdOne of A KindConvertible Hard Top28,427 MilesSilverBlack and White Interior352/300hp V-8Automatic Transmission.Restored in 2004Power WindowsPower SteeringPower Driver’s Seat
"Personal Luxury Car" is a phrase you hear quite often now-a-days. There are plenty of examples offered by almost every auto manufacture. But, before the '55 Ford Thunderbird was introduced, that phrase didn't exist. It was basically invented for the T-bird. The T-bird caused quite a stir when the buying public first got a look at it in '55. And rightly so! It was beautiful and sporty and it's only real competition, at least here in the States, was the Corvette. But even though the T-bird was offered with its fair share of performance engines, it was never looking to be an all-out sports car like Corvette. That wasn't really the market the car was aimed at. The powers that be in Dearborn were more interested in the cars coming out of Europe at the time. Like Jaguar and Mercedes and the Thunderbird was aimed squarely at that upscale buyer. But the bottom line was to sell cars and although the '55-'57 version of the car sold in respectable numbers, it wasn't enough to satisfy the bean counters. So, it was decided that drastic changes were needed. And those changes came in the form of a back seat in '58! Not only did this put the T-bird in a completely different size class, it also got Ford the sales numbers they were looking for! And thus the 4-seat "Personal Luxury Car" (Big Bird) was born.
The very unique Thunderbird offered here represents a one-off example that was the recipient of an exacting restoration in '04 that converted the 25,000 mile original (now 28,427 miles) coupe into a full-fledged convertible utilizing all Ford parts! Amazingly, this example displays the workmanship and quality of a custom coach built motor car and is undoubtedly the only example of its kind to retain a perfectly fit hard top as well. The engineering and craftsmanship is nothing short of remarkable and is more thought out in both its conception and application than almost anything built in Detroit at the time. When we first laid eyes on this T-bird, we thought for sure that it was a factory hard top Convertible, but we scratched our heads wondering why Ford would build such a car? Then after doing some research, we discovered what it really was and we were amazed at the workmanship! You would never guess it wasn't a factory built Ford concept car!
It comes complete with a host of power amenities including windows, steering and driver’s seat. The engine bay appears very well restored and the power convertible top is beautifully hidden within the rear deck in a nicely lined and trimmed compartment. The car is in very nice condition overall, but it has been driven over the years and has acquired some patina on the paint and interior. Here is a rare opportunity to own this beautiful, one-off example. Guarantied you’ll be the only one on your block to have one!!
Do not wait to bid, or to make an offer, on this one of a kind 1958 Hard Top/Convertible T-Bird, as it is also available for sale in our showroom and will move fast. For more information, you can send us a question through eBay or call/text, us on our cell phones at: Jeff (661-510-3486661-510-3486) or Troy (714-712-0060714-712-0060).CallSend SMSCall from mobileAdd to SkypeYou'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype