BARN FIND 1956 customized Thunderbird radio give away in LA in 1966 Surfin Bird

Price: US $7,300.00 Item location: Renton, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: convertable
  • Year: 1956
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 292
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Ford Thunderbird

BARN FIND - Bill Cushenbery's Surfin' Bird. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird custom was built by Cushenbery Custom as a Los Angeles Boss Radio 93/KHJ give away car in August 1966. For the contest this original give away custom was paintedmetallicblue with pearl white upholstery on 1966 mustang bucket seats and had blue shag carpet. Some time in it's life it was repainted red. Over the years the seats were removed and misplaced. It now has black 1968 mustang bucket seats. The headlights are mid-sixties full size Pontiac units, nd the taillights are 1966 Mustang. The car came with period custom made "nerf" bars. The radio station stated that the car was "Cobra-Powered", nd they also valued it at $8.000.00 (1966 dollars). It had a worn out 289 & a 4 spd in it when found 20 + years ago which was then removed soon after. Through research, bout 5-6 years ago I found out that this car was a radio give away car done by Cushenbery Custom. Atfer this discovery I put a 56 Thunderbird 292 & a 4 spd OD trans in it. Car still has the 289 motor mounts, f someone was inclined to put a 289 back in. Car does run, rive, nd stop, ut has not beenlicensed for many years. It has a clean Washington state title. Copies of the original ads by 93/KHJ BOSS 30 radio station are pictured. Always thought I would do something with the car, ut never gotaroundto it so it's time for someone else to dosomethingwith it. Bill Cushenbery was known in his day as one of the best metal workers in the southern California custom car community. This car is a fine example of his superb metal work. He used very little filler in building the custom panels for this car.
The winning bidder of this auction will submit a $1000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE payment deposit to PAYPAL within 24 hours of the close of the auction to secure this vehicle. The final payment will be made by U.S. Bank checks (cashier or certified - no personal checks), ank wire transfer or cashonly in person for final payment. Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due within 7 days of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed and, f paying by check, leared before vehicle leaves my premises and title released.
This car is sold AS IS - NO WARRANTY.
Please feel free to contact me direct at 425-228-1012.