Stored since 1992, runs, drives comes with lots of extras

Price: US $4,800.00 Item location: Placitas, New Mexico, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: 2 door hardtop
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 88888
  • Color: red/black
  • Engine size: 352/390
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: red/black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: P/S PB/ power seat
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1959 Ford Thunderbird

Will accept all reasonable offers

A solid New Mexico car. The prior owner purchased this car in 1992, drove it home and let it sit until I bought it. It comes with a clean 1992 NM title. drive it "as-is" or finish it. Original mileage unknown.

I would call the car a driver/project car. I have driven it around my neighborhood and it runs, drives and stops well. You can drive it the way it is or it is a great solid candidate for you to restore.

The engine may or may not be original to the car as it is painted Ford blue, the 58-60 FE's were painted black so somewhere in the past the original engine was removed, This is most likely the original which was rebuilt and re-installed or it could be an early 390, I cant be sure, all I know is the engine was rebuilt in the past, it starts right u, no smokin, knocks or leaks, it does have one slight lifter tap but after 28 years of sitting thats all I have found. The transmission shifts smoothly, no leaks or noises. The heater blower is 2 speed and works fine, the heater core does not leak. When I was installing the new carpeting I noticed the floors were in good condition. No noticeable lower body, fender, door bubbling or rust,the paint is faded and has some chipping.
Below is a list of the work Ive done.
New Edelbrock aluminum manifold, new Edelbrock 4 bbl carb, new fuel pump and fuel lines, new fuel tank with new sending unit, fuel line was cleaned and flushed, new water pump, new electronic ignition and coil, new plugs and plug wires, HD cooling fan, new battery, new chrome 80 amp alternator with polished brackets, new engine wiring harness, new temp and oil sending units, chrome FE pentroof valve covers, I installed a PCV system. All the original fasteners I replaced are now stainless steel allen heads, New upper/lower radiator hoses, new thermostat, the radiator was removed and flushed clean. New trunk kit, comes with new taillight gaskets and installation screws.
I removed the instrument panel and went through it, I all the wires are intact, no cuts or splices, all the gauges and lights work. the speedometer worked when bench tested but not after I installed i, I dont know if the cable is bad or not. The horn also works. Great sounding dual exhaust
I installed a good used dash pad, 1960 door panels with new handles, the window rollers are new, new black ACC carpeting. The original interior was dyed red/black. New trunk mounted radio antenna
I replaced the turn signal switch with an NOS one, a prior owner had run these wires in a sleeve on the side of the steering column so I did also. the turn signal/brakes lights work fine and will cancel after turning. The only thing I didnt work on was the windshield wiper motor. The headliner was in surprisingly good condition. The tires where replaced and are in very good condition. They are mounted on late model rims that will accept disc brakes if you want to upgrade. The car is set up for an aftermarket radio and Sirius satellite.I installed a rebuilt power steering slave cylinder and pump. the steering works great. I rebuilt the power seat track and it now works just fineIf you use the BIN option I will include a rebuilt power steering control valv, a new power brake booster and master brake cylinder ready for you to install, a spare door panel, arm rests and door trim, a spare working power seat track and switch and many smalls. I will also include all the take-off parts, generator etc. Also comes with new trunk lock assembly and keys.
The Bad:The passenger side window is cracked, the drivers' side vent window lock is broken, there is 25 years worth of tree sap on the rear window, there is a minor rust hole on the rear deck top about the size of a quarter, the door locks dont work. No outside rear view mirrors. The drivers door has a small crease at the front were somebody forced the door open, easily repaired. The original seats are dry from sitting in the NM sun for almost 30 years. They are serviceable but should be re-upholstered or replaced if you want to the paint is 20 footer . Drive it as-is or restore. I try to descibe my cars as completely as possible, if you have any questions please contact me.

Buyer is responsible for shipping to his location. I can store the car for you for 90 days.