1959 FORD THUNDERBIRD--NO RESERVE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- SubModel: 2 DOOR HARDTOP
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 5,500
- Color: Gold
- Engine size: 352 C.I. 300 HP
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: CD Player
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Ford Thunderbird 2 DOOR HARDTOP
This is my 59 T-Bird. It came from California, rust free. I drove it home to Pa and restored it to it's present condition. You might find other Square Birds for sale, and when you get them home, they'll probably need all of the things I've listed below that have already been done to this one at great effort and expense. You can find tons of detailed pictures on these two links (if you can't get there from here, email me):
I would encourage you to click on each and look at things in detail.I'm offering full disclosure. This is good, solid, beautiful car.Never, never abused. Always garaged, never in snow or rain. I'd also encourage serious buyers to come and inspect.
Interior: The interior chrome is all redone and excellent. Seats and door panels excellent. All the stainless inside and out has been removed and polished. Driver's side: vent window is re-chromed and fitted with NOS locking handle, rear driver's side window re-chromed, all glass and rubber replaced with new, and power window motor and mechanism restored, with NOS locking mechanism and lock. New head liner w/NOS interior light. Noise dampening material plus insulation under headliner and under new rugs. NOS Speedometer and NOS fuel gaug, clock restored and working. Dash pad replaced. Radio replaced with excellent chrome, not powered, modern radio installed under passenger seat. New glove box liner w/ near perfect glove box door, mechanism rebuilt and NOS lock button. Completely restored power seat mechanism on driver's side (tested but not yet permanently connected to power). New rear view mirror, restored steering wheel, New turn signal post and shifter handle. Restored console and 'magic air' bezel (see pic). NOS scuff plates both sides. New power window switch bezel.
Mechanical: New heavy duty radiator, new water pump, new battery, entire front end rebuilt w/all new rubber, heavy duty sway bar. The engine and tranny are strong and healthy. When I bought it (5k miles ago), engine had just been rebuilt. Transmission is fine, new stainless steel cooling lines. NOS leaf springs w/all new rubber. Front disc brakes. Custom Cragar SS wheels, new tires back, good tires front. Rebuilt power steering pump and piston. New chrome generator and belts. New fuel pump, new Holly carburetor, polished aluminum Edelbrock manifold (Original manifold and carb come with). New Mallory electronic distributer.
Exterior: Newly chromed front and rear bumpers with restored bumper bracketing (rear bumper has small scratch on underside). New turn signal lenses. Perfect grill which has been powder coated. All stainless removed and polished. NOS trunk lock and emblem (just try and find one). NOS front hood emblem (again, just try and find one). Very good to excellent side roof emblems. NOS 'thunderbird' script emblems. Very good taillight metal with very minimal superficial pitting (only place on car with any pitting, see pics). New antenna. NOS stainless windshield wipers. Roof repainted, body paint excellent (two very, very small chips, see pics). New drivers side door handle, New NOS lockset.
Things it still needs: Power seat needs to be powered. Windshield wipers don't work; has been retrofitted with electric some time ago, I never drive in the rain so I haven't bothered with it. Speedometer intermittently fails, haven't trouble-shot that, but suspect if's a speedo cable issue. There's a small tear in the dash pad at the extreme right hand side down low, which could be repaired by someone who knows what they're doing, but I don't have that skill. There is an extremely small power steering leak but I've not bothered to pinpoint it.
Payment will be in cash or equivalent.Serious buyers can contact me at 215.921.1810