1955 Ford Thunderbird

"Golden Opportunity"

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Offered at:

$36,900

Year
1955
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
P3416 B
Vin
P5FH24386
Odometer Reading
53,678
Engine Size
292ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Goldenrod Yellow
Interior Color
Black and Yellow
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

Proud to bring to market here at the GR Auto Gallery is this period correct first year Thunderbird. Ford's answer to the very popular Corvette, the Thunderbird had to not only put Ford back on the radar for the people that wanted a roadster but also one that had some power. The first year the T-Bird out sold the smaller corvette almost 23-1 ratio. Ford not only wanted a sporty roadster, but a car that was enjoyable to drive. Success was multiplied with the performance and style that left dealerships begging for more inventory in the mid to late 50's.
The 1955 Ford Thunderbird offered here has been under the same ownership for over 50 years. It has recently been treated to a complete restoration approximately 12 years finished in its rare and desirable factory color combination: Goldenrod Yellow over Black and Yellow two tone interior. The car is highly optioned, powered by its 292 cubic inch V8 with 2 speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. Factory options include: Power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, AM radio, tachometer, fender skirts, etc.
Cosmetically, the car is outstanding. The two tone interior features excellent seat upholstery, excellent dash top with tooled aluminum dash fascia and door trim, excellent original gauges, newer carpet, etc. The Goldenrod Yellow exterior paint is flat, glossy and shows an outstanding finish, the engine compartment is highly detailed with including all new lines, hoses, fittings, belts and so on, and the frame and underside are restored including all new suspension and suspension components including new shocks, bushings, seals, and so on. The convertible Hartz cloth softtop is new and excellent and the car comes with a matching hard top with signature “port hole” window. As a finishing touch, the car has been fitted with Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with wide white wall tires.
The first generation Thunderbirds are an American icon and on the must have list of any collector. The car offered here in its rare color, high options, mechanical fitness and restoration quality is one to consider.
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
1955
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
53,678
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Goldenrod Yellow
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black and Yellow
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
292ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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