| 1955 Ford Thunderbird |
You are viewing a privately owned 1955 Ford Thunderbird! Body & Paint: The vehicle was repainted about 15 years ago. It looks great and is holding up very well. It is a very solid and straight vehicle. New NOS front fenders were using during the restoration. No patches or body filler. The body panel fit and alignment are near prefect. It has the correct panel gaps on the doors, trunk, and hood. The vehicle is equipped with rear fender skirts that give the vehicle a great look. The factory hardtop is also included with the sale of the vehicle. (Sorry, no photos of the hardtop. It was in storage.) The hardtop still has the original paint on it and will need to be refinished. There is no convertible soft top with the car.
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You will be purchasing this vehicle directly from the private owner who has owned this vehicle for the last 26 years.
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Chrome & Trim: All of the chrome pieces are in very nice condition. No pitting or dulling. The original stock stainless steel trim is in good shape with no dings or scratches.
Interior: The factory red and white interior is nice but not perfect. The dash and instrument panel has been gone over and freshened up. Everything is working correctly with the only exception being the factory clock. (Recently stopped.) All of the gauges and instruments were converted to a 12 volt system. (Instead of the 6 volt system) An updated AM/FM/Cassette radio has been installed with new speakers. The carpet is in very nice condition and is not faded or worn. The dash pad is not cracked and the steering wheel is also in nice condition.
Engine Compartment: Sitting under the hood is a 292cu.in. V 8 engine. Very stock looking with all the correct items such as the chrome air cleaner, Thunderbird valve covers, and radiator. It is equipped with Power Steering and Power Brakes. See the "Mechanical" section below for more information.
Trunk Compartment: The trunk compartment is clean and very solid. Original trunk pans. It is sporting a black trunk mat. The vehicle doesn't have a spare tire or jack.
Chassis - Frame & Undercarriage: The underside is clean but not perfect. Finished in semi-flat black. Remember, this was not a frame off restoration. (It didn't need all that work.) It shows some dirt from being driven and used.
Glass: All of the glass pieces are in nice shape. No cracks, chips or delamination. The windshield does have a few small scratches. The side windows roll up and down without any problems or issues.
Wheels & Tires: The vehicle sits on four newer P205/75R15 radial wide white tires. They are in very good condition. These tires are mounted on the factory rims that are painted red to match the vehicle. Four Ford deluxe spoke wire wheel covers are installed giving this classic a great look. All four hubcaps are in very nice shape without any dings, dents, scratches or other problems.
All 1955 Thunderbirds came with 292 cu. in. engines. This 292 power plant starts, runs, and idles well. It doesn't burn oil and sounds great. The water pump was replaced along with having the carburetor rebuilt. The "Ford-O-Matic" automatic transmission has been rebuilt. It shifts out very nice and does not slip, jerk, or leak. The vehicle was rewired using a 1956 wiring harness to upgrade to a 12 volt system. The battery was replaced about a year ago.
Power brakes. The brake system has been gone over. Everything that needed replacing was redid. There are no leaks or other problems with brake system. The brakes do not squeal, fade, pull or pulsate.
Power steering. The power steering unit has been rebuilt. The vehicle sits nice with new springs and shocks. It steers and drives very well with no known problems. The alignment is good and drives straight and doesn't pull. The ride is very smooth with the radial tires.
The dual exhaust system is in good shape with no known leaks or problems. It does have the typical surface rust. It is not stainless or aluminized. It has the correct exhaust manifolds. The exhaust exits through the rear bumper.
Reserve Price: Please don't ask what the "Reserve Price" is, or if we have a "Buy it Now" price. If you like this outstanding '55 Thunderbird, please call us with an offer.
The owner will consider your offer and if they decide to accept your offer, we will end the auction early or add a "Buy it Now" price that you and the owner both agree on.
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So, make sure you place your bid. Sorry NO TRADES! All information supplied is correct to the best of our knowledge and will not be responsible for any errors in the script. Vehicle Photos: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90
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The vehicle and owner are located in Bainbridge, Ohio area. (44023 Zip Code)
Bainbridge is located east of the Cleveland, Ohio area.
You will be purchasing this vehicle directly from the private owner.
The vehicle has a free and clear Ohio title that is ready to sign over.
The odometer is working and showing 18,779. The actual mileage is unknown.
If the "Reserve Price" is not met, we will contact the highest bidder FIRST to see if we can negotiate a price.
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