1955 Ford Thunderbird






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V8 4.7L
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1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD ROADSTER When GI's who fought in the European Theater of World War II returned home, they brought with them fond memories of the British two-seaters that were a common sight over there. Some even managed to buy some and have them shipped home. It was clear to Detroit that there just might be a market for an American made version of the famed two-seater open car. The two most famous of these were the MG-TC (and the later TD) and the incredibly handsome Jaguar XK-120. Kaiser introduced the famed Kaiser-Darrin in the early '50s and Chevrolet would follow next with the legendary Corvette. Ford was not blind to Chevrolet's new car, but chose to develop a car along a different path. It was decided their car would be made of metal instead of fiberglass; that it would be powered by a V-8 engine unlike the Corvette's Blue Flame Six"; and that it would feature roll-down windows and an optional hardtop unlike the Corvette's snap-on curtains. They further decided that it would, as much as possible, utilize the same tooling and parts interchangeability with the big Fords of that era. This Magnificent Southern Estate Classic is finished in Prized Thunderbird Torch Red with Red & White Interior, Red Hardtop, & White Soft Top. It underwent a Professional Fully Photo Documented Restoration, including Exterior, Interior, Brightwork, Top, & Mechanics. Restoration Completed only (200) "Break-In" Miles Ago. Investment Exceeds $89K. Included, is a Portfolio of Photo Documentation. It comes with a Full Complement of Amenities: . Ford Automatic Transmission o Floor-mounted Locking Button Shift Selector o Low and Drive Range . Master Guide Power Steering . Sure Swift Power Brakes . Four-Way Power Seat . Astra-Dial Full Instrumentation Panel . Telescopic Lifeguard Steering Wheel o Fully Adjustable . Full Instrumentation (All Functional) . Factory Tachometer . Directional Signals . Magicaire Heating and Defrost System . Air Conditioning . AM-FM-CD Sound System o "T Bird" Facia o Unaltered Dash o CD Player Discreetly Located in Trunk Compartment . Electric Clock . Cigar Lighter (unused) . Tinted Windows . Torch Red Hardtop . Fully Disappearing Soft Top . Backup Lamps . Chrome Side View Mirror . Rear Fender Skirts . Goodyear Scripted Wide Whitewall Tires o Supercushion 670/15 . Stunning Continental Kit . Kelsey Hayes Style Wire Wheels o T'Bird Scripted Spinner Center Caps . "THUNDERBIRD SPECIAL" V-8 Engine o 292 Cubic Inch Displacement o 193 Horsepower o 8.1:1 Compression Ratio o 3.75 X 3.30 Inch Bore & Stroke o Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust System Through Rear Bumper Ports . Chrome Engine Dress Up Kit . 12 Volt Electrical System o Significant Improved Reliability & Improved Lighting for Evening Touring . Full-Flow Oil Filter . Trunk Jack . 102 Inch Wheelbase . 185 Inch Length . 2837 lb. Weight . 71 Inch Width . Highly Detailed Engine Compartment o Show Quality . Highly Detailed Undercarriage o Show Quality . Owner's Manual In 1955, driving a Thunderbird immediately became the cool thing to do. It was considered "A Personal Car of Distinction." It was a hit with Hollywood Celebrities, the Country Club Set, and Urban Singles. The Popularity of the T'Bird forced Chevy to make changes to the Corvette to make it more luxurious, more powerful, and thus more appealing to a larger group of people. The T'Bird was a Sporty Car, a Boulevard Cruiser, a Luxury Car, a Personal Car. It "Sparked a Passion in America" that lives on to this day! This Magnificent Rare Thunderbird in Prized Thunderbird Torch Red with Red & White Interior, with a multitude of options, including Air Conditioning, is an Absolute Pleasure to Drive, and garners all the "oohs and aahs" anytime out. Please examine the Show Quality Engine and Undercarriage Compartments. Many "Baby Bird" aficionados consider the "55" to be the "First, Most Beautiful, and Most Desirabl

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