Terrific '59 Ford Thunderbird: More Seats, More Friends, More Fun!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- Type: Other
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 73,699
- Engine size: 352 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Ford ThunderbirdTerrific '59 Ford Thunderbird: More Seats, More Friends, More Fun!
Ford reinvented the Thunderbird in 1958, and though sales for the first generation '55 to '57 T-birds had been strong, they really took off with the "Square Bird," as '58 to '60 T-birds came to be known. The four-passenger second-generation Thunderbird provided all the luxury and convenience expected in a luxury car, but in a smaller size than the contemporary Cadillac, Lincoln, and Imperial, making it easier to park and maneuver.
Motivated by the powerful new 352ci V-8 Interceptor engine, the Square Birds were swift and sporty, though not high performance. Handling improved in 1959, when leaf springs returned to the rear suspension from an earlier coil spring design that did not work out in 1958 as the designers planned.
The interior of the '59 T-bird is little changed from the revolutionary design of '58 that earned Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year award. The front seats are individually adjustable, the functional center console separating the seats houses controls for the heater, radio speaker, and power windows, as well as ash trays for front and rear passengers. The padded instrument panel came standard, dressed up with polished and brushed ribbed aluminum trim. Pleated vinyl inserts and vinyl bolsters in the seats were colored to match exterior paint colors.
This 59' Thunderbird is in great condition to fly and just needs a pilot. If that's you, please call Art & Speed at (901) 850-0507. You'll be the talk of the town. Financing available.MECHANICAL352CI V8 EngineFactory Rated 300 HorsepowerFresh Blue Painted Valve CoversThree Speed Automatic Cruise-O-Matic TransmissionGeneratorMechanical FanOriginal Wiper Fluid ReservoirCHASSISFour Drum Power BrakesPower Steering215/75R14 Whitewall TiresTurbine-Look Thunderbird Hub CapsSpare Tire in TrunkFully Lined TrunkEXTERIORSparkling Bright Sandstone Metallic FinishVery Nice Chrome BumpersGood Chrome Mirror and Trunk Lid EmblemExcellent LensesVery Nice Hood Fender Emblems and Center Front EmblemFunctional Hood ScoopINTERIORPower Tan Leather Bucket Seats Up FrontTan Leather Bench/Bucket Hybrid Seating for Two in BackCenter ConsoleFour Power WindowsPower MirrorOriginal Steering Wheel, Gleaming White with Jeweled Center CapOriginal Gauges in Exceptional ConditionOriginal Radio Looks Shiny and NewVery Nice Gold CarpetThunderbird Floor MatsNice Headliner