1956 Ford Thunderbird

“Beautiful Blue Birdie”

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$34,900

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
BW0935
Vin
P6FH298461
Odometer Reading
31,872
Engine Size
292ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Peacock Blue
Interior Color
Blue
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

Ford was looking for something to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette which started to show quickly as a popular segment but didn't want to pursue the sports car necessary but created a segment all of its own. With the clever marketing plan in place, Ford began the production of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 as a Personal Car segment and although it was very much a sporty two-seater convertible just like the Corvette, it paid more attention to luxury and comfort more so than the competition. This model did not inherit its second row of seats until 1958 and from there it slowly but surely grew in size, generation after generation until 1977 when the larger cars lost their popularity in the market. The Thunderbird was one of the longest lasting nametags for Ford and started strong by selling 23 models for every one Corvette sold when it first hit the market. The only changes completed between its inception model to the 1956 was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more room within the trunk.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1956 Ford Thunderbird for consideration. This Bird is finished in a Peacock Blue exterior with White (port hole) removable hard top that has all new gaskets installed on it. The interior is also a Peacock Blue and White interior with newer carpet. Some key features on this specific Thunderbird includes; Factory Spare Tire Continental Kit, 292 cubic inch V8 motor and automatic transmission (believed to be rebuilt in 2002 along with the restoration), new steering, shocks, u-joints, blower motor and suspension, rebuilt vacuum wiper motor, new period correct wiper blades, new brake drums, new wheel cylinders on all 4 corners, newer chrome front and rear bumper, wide white Coker Radial tires with new spare to match, Kenwood AM/FM/Cassette stereo with 4 speakers, factory white snap on tonneau cover with zip out driver side, shop manual and custom Durafin car cover. This vehicle is a great driver and ready to go for its new owner, please call or email us today for more information.

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

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit 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
Odometer Reading
31,872
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Peacock Blue
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Blue
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
292ci V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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