1955 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101044904
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Classic Investment
(844) 561-0765
‹ See Similar Results

1955 Ford Thunderbird


Email Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.


Related Articles

Windy City Warriors

From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.

Savoy Faire is Everywhere

The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.


Classic Car Overview


When GIs 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 Chevrolets 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 Corvettes Blue Flame Six ; and that it would feature roll-down windows and an optional hardtop unlike the Corvettes 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 Blue with Turquois & White Interior. It underwent a Professional Award Winning Restoration, including Exterior, Interior, Brightwork, Top, & Mechanics. Investment Exceeds $66K. Included, is a Portfolio of Documentation/Receipts.

It comes with Every Available Option:

Ford Automatic Transmission

Floor mounted Locking Button Shift Selector

Low and Drive Range

Master Guide Power Steering

Sure Swift Power Brakes

Power Window Lifts

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

Delux Town and Country Power Radio

AM-FM-CD Sound System

Remote Controller

Blue Tooth

Discreetly Located in Glove Box

Electric Clock (Functional)

Cigar Lighter (unused)

Tinted Windows

Colonial White Hardtop

Fully Disappearing Soft Top

Backup Lamps

Chrome Side View Mirror

Rear Fender Shields

Rear Fender Skirts

Chrome Eye Brows on Headlamp Covers

Wide Whitewall Radial Tires

Goodyear 670/15

Ford Scripted Wheel Covers


Carburetor Upgraded for Reliability & Touring

292 Cubic Inch Displacement

193 Horsepower

8.1:1 Compression Ratio

3.75 X 3.30 Inch Bore & Stroke

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust System Through Rear Bumper Ports

Chrome Engine Dress Up Kit

12 Volt Electrical System

Significant Improved Reliability for Touring

Full Flow Oil Filter

Trunk Jack

102 Inch Wheelbase

185 Inch Length

2837 lb. Weight

71 Inch Width

Thunderbird Blue (Turquoise) Code T Exterior, C Interior

Highly Detailed Engine Compartment

Show Quality

Original Owners Manual

TBird Scripted Floor Mats

Consistent Trophy Winner at Local Shows

Included is a Painting of 55 created by Artist for Owner

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 TBird forced Chevy to make changes to the Corvette to make it more luxurious, more powerful, and thus more appealing to a larger group

Show More Show Less

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    100 miles
  • Engine
    V8 4.7L
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

Classic Car Buyer's Tools

Shipping & Transport

Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow. Click Now!


JJ BEST BANC & CO, the leader in classic and collector car financing. Long terms, low rates, quick and easy approvals. J.J. Best offers financing for classic and collector vehicles from antique to modern. Let us help you drive your dream car today! Click or call 1-800-872-1965 to apply now! Click here

Appraisals & Inspections

For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info


As the inventors of Agreed Value coverage, we understand the special nature of protecting a collectible vehicle. Every policy offers Agreed Value, Unlimited Mileage, No Deductible, Towing and Labor, Spare Parts Coverage and the flexibility of using the Repair Shop of Your Choice. Whether insuring a priceless historical vehicle or a weekend cruiser, no one knows more about insuring collector cars then Grundy. www.Grundy.com or 888-647-8636 Get Quotes Now

Suspect Fraud? Report it