1956 Ford Thunderbird

"Black Beauty"

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Offered at:

$38,900

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
B1864 R
Vin
M6FH243958
Odometer Reading
53,465
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

First introduced in 1955, the two seat Thunderbird was Ford's response to the recently revealed Chevrolet Corvette. Dubbed as a “personal luxury car” it was designed to evoke the emotions of bespoke 1930s roadsters as well as provide modern technology and sophistication. The small size and standard V8 engine meant that the performance was strong but the focus was still more on drive comfort than outright speed. In 1957, the car underwent some small changes including larger fins, different badge placement and reworked trim. The '57 Thunderbird was also the last 2-seat Ford sports car until the 11th generation Thunderbird. Just 53k first generation Thunderbirds were made.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this very nice 1956 Thunderbird for your consideration. Initially sold with the smaller 292cid V8, this car had the larger 312cid V8 transplanted from a similar car at some point in its life. The engine is smooth and sounds very healthy.
The overall exterior quality is very nice, with solid, even paint and chrome trim that is all intact but could use a polish. Newer whitewall tires are mounted on wheels with factory hubcaps. It is said that the exterior and interior are completely original and the car spent the first 35 years of its life in California. The interior is in excellent shape with a crack free dash and engine turned trim that looks great. The seats are stain and rip free and have great padding. The factory hardtop fits well and is in the same condition as the rest of the car. The car is well equipped and features the factory spare tire, 14in wire wheels with BFGoodrich whitewall tires, fenders skirts, AM radio and more. Power brakes stop the car with confidence and it drives very well.
Just 15,631 units were built in 1956 which makes it one of the rarest models of all time.
A rare and gorgeous car with great options that is in great condition, it is your time to buy this black beauty!

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
53,465
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Black
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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