1955 Ford Thunderbird Las Vegas Red Restored. hard and soft tops.
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- SubModel: 2 Door
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1955
- Mileage: 5,195
- VIN: 3P5FR177528
- Color: Red
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Burgundy
- Options: Leather, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Original Interior V8 A/T Hard Top Soft Top
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is a true survior, t has been restored in 2006 and features original Interior ( Interior does need some clean up), 8, /T, ard Top, oft Top (The Soft Top needs to be replaced at this time). The car is mechanically sound, uns great and looks great!
Don't miss out on this collector car!!
1955 Ford T-bird - Numbers Matching
-Original Motor & Transmission Rebuild in 2006
-Original Torch Red Repaint
-Frame off restored in 2006
-Has both Soft top (Whitte) & Hard Top (Torch Red)
-Mark IV Air (Extremely Cold)
-Thunderbird after market Radio w/Cassette
-Ford-O-Matic 3 speed
-Kelsey Hayes wire wheels and wide white wall tires
-Converted from 6V System to 12V System
First generation (1955-1957)
1957 Ford Thunderbird
The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, he Corvette, hich was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, he Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, eing unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 954. Like the Corvette, he Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, uch as single, ircular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, he Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, nd had features like a faux hood scoop and a 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't possess. Mechanically though, he Thunderbird could trace its roots to other mainstream Fords. The Thunderbird's 102.0 inches (2,591 mm) wheelbase frame was mostly a shortened version of that used in other Fords while the car's standard 292 cu in (4.8 L) Y-block V8 came from Ford's Mercury division.
Though inspired by, nd positioned directly against, he Corvette, ord billed the Thunderbird as a personal luxury car, utting a greater emphasis on the car's comfort and convenience features rather than its inherent sportiness. Designations aside, he Thunderbird sold exceptionally well in its first year. In fact, he Thunderbird outsold the Corvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, ew changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk, nd an optional porthole in the removable roof was offered and often selected by buyers. However, he addition of the weight at the rear caused steering issues. The spare was moved back to the trunk in 1957 when the trunk was restyled and made slightly larger. Among the few other changes were new paint colors, he addition of circular porthole windows as standard in the fiberglass roof to improve rearward visibility, nd a 312 cu in (5.1 L) Y-block V8 making 215 horsepower (160 kW) when mated to a 3-speed manual transmission or 225 horsepower (168 kW) when mated to a Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission; this transmission featured a "low gear", hich was accessible only via the gear selector. When in "Drive", t was a 2-speed automatic transmission (similar to Chevrolet's Powerglide).(Low gear could also be accessed with wide open throttle.)
The Thunderbird was revised for 1957 with a reshaped front bumper, larger grille and tailfins, nd larger tail lamps. The 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 became the Thunderbird's standard engine, nd now produced 245 horsepower (183 kW). Other, ven more powerful versions of the 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 were available including one with two four-barrel Holley carburetors and another with a Paxton supercharger delivering 300 horsepower (220 kW). Though Ford was pleased to see sales of the Thunderbird rise to a record-breaking 21,380 units for 1957, ompany executives felt the car could do even better, eading to a substantial redesign of the car for 1958.WE DO REQUIRE A $500 DEPOSIT VIA CREDIT CARD OR CASH IN PERSON WITHIN 24 HOURS AUCTION OR LISTING CLOSE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.