Price: US $29,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 80,410
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 390 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows, Power seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Ford Thunderbird

The second generation Thunderbird is arguably the most distinctive of the bunch. So when you can find an exceptionally well cared for example with its factory-correct colors, big block power, and acres of chrome like this 1959 Ford Thunderbird, then you know you have a true cut-above classic.Check out the door tag, this is a real-deal A-code Raven Black car. There's been a lot invested to make sure the correct color has enough lust to make you believe it's 1959 all over again. Of course to get glossy black right, it also takes precision straight panels. These second-generation cars are affectionately called "Squarebirds" because of the sharp angels, but the intricate lines of the wraparound chrome bumpers front and rear reveal there was a lot more going on with this design than its predecessor. It's more than just these bumpers competing with the paint for shine. There are bright details abound on the T-birds, including the little ornaments atop each front fender, the Thunderbird script on the rocket-shaped body side moldings, and the chrome grilles on the rear panels all of which are great reminders of the new jet age. And that's the key to this coupe's presence today. It's not just the great glossy black, but also all of the details are correct to truly make a lasting impression upon arrival.Code 9X on the door tag means red and white vinyl. The moment you see this bright/bold setup radiate from the black exterior, there's no doubt that the guy who originally ordered this car knew exactly what he was doing. Beautifully finished buckets, center console, and gorgeous cockpit-style dash the whole coupe has a stylish Lincoln-level of execution. Today it still carries that spirit because the seats, carpets, door panels, and just about ever other component has either been expertly preserved or correctly replaced. The white-faced instruments are fitted into a shiny aluminum panel that looks like a high-end clock face. Power windows with switches on the center console are a nice feature on any premium car. Plus, power front seats make this a true luxury cruiser. In fact, just to make sure this Thunderbird is a true coddling classic, there's ice-cold R134a air conditioning.Under the hood is a 390 cubic-inch big block V8. Those who know these T-birds remember that most had the 352ci motor, and it wouldn't be until the next generation until the 390 FE was available. This larger big block also has a four-barrel carburetor. So this luxury cruiser has a little extra pep in its step compared to many of its siblings. Plus, items like the new fan, belts, and billet aluminum pulleys all point to the right maintenance you'd expect from a classic of this caliber. On the road, the dual exhaust gives a hint at the power under the hood, but the T-bird never looses its composure. It floats down the boulevard like a true vintage luxury coupe should. This is aided by the right features such as the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and the classic whitewall tires that hide the more modern tread.Complete with plenty of receipts that document the restoration/maintenance to the interior, motor, and other components, this is your opportunity to pick up a beautiful classic before the market takes makes the pricing more exclusive. Call today!!!