1955 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101107406
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1955 Ford Thunderbird

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Classic Car Overview

The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolets new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. It was a two-seat design available with a detachable glass-fibre hard top and a folding fabric top. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a hood scoop and a 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didnt possess. Mechanically though, the Thunderbird could trace its roots to other mainstream Fords. The Thunderbirds 102.0 inches (2,591 mm) wheelbase frame was mostly a shortened version of that used in other Fords while the cars standard 292 cu in (4.8 L) Y-block V8 came from Fords Mercury division.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    P5SH119780
  • Classic Car ID
    101107406
  • Stock Number
    171
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    N/A
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    AUTOMATIC
  • Exterior Color
    N/A
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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