1955 Ford Thunderbird
1955 Ford Thunderbird
$37,500
Classic Auto Mall Inc
(877) 516-3869
EmailEmail

1955 Ford Thunderbird

$37,500

Contact Dealer

Hi, I am interested in your 1955 Ford Thunderbird (stock #4764) listed on Autotrader for $37,500.

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

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Related Articles

11 Classic Cars For Under $6,000

We’ve picked 11 classics, built between 1965 and 1998 that we feel offer a great blend of style, individuality, performance and some cases,...

1927 Chrysler Guide

In just a few short years, Walter P. Chrysler took his company from an unknown automotive manufacturer to fourth in the industry, with...

Classic Car Overview

For consignment, year 1 version 1 of the soon to be iconic Ford Thunderbird. And you WILL want one! Bathed in Goldenrod Yellow, it does not get any more mid 50s looking than this wonderful 2 seat bird. The entire package is very attractive, but the thing that sends this writer over the top is the early simplistic design. Restored in the 80s and purchased by our consignor just over 20 years ago, this baby bird is still looking great thanks to always being garage kept during our consignors ownership. A slew of receipts, some upgrades performed by our consignor and an all around great driver create the aura of top elite for this bird! Exterior Starting upfront, we can see a beautiful original and mirror like bumper with mini Dagmar style bumper-ettes attached which take on a jet engine like appearance. Directly above is a well-preserved shiny egg crate grille and flanking this on either side is a single visored headlight. A long-scooped hood rolls its way back to the passenger compartment, which is small, and is topped with a convertible top in black, tear free and fade free canvas and sporting a clear plastic rear window. On the back, small fins tip round tail lights, again, emulating the jet age design, and another clean bumper, this time the Dagmars house the exhaust tailpipes. The gas cap door utilizes a crossed checkered flag with a cloisonn Ford shield just above. Blackwall radials in 15 format surround Goldenrod Yellow painted steel wheels with standard Ford wheel coverings for just the right look. All metal is painted in Goldenrod Yellow paint, and has nicely preserved gaps with no rust seen on its exterior. From its fender skirts to the chromed venting on the front quarters to the tasteful fins and jet engine tail lights, Dagmars , and all is super snazzy. And dont forget the Goldenrod Yellow fiberglass hardtop that comes along with this iconic car, and is a correct non-port hole version with a new headliner. Interior The curvaceous thick door panels are wrapped in yellow vinyl with some black vinyl covered swooping upward long armrests, and a black padded window sill attached at the top. There is a large panel of machined aluminum through the center which is the background for the door actuator and power seat switches. These are nice and clean, with the aluminum showing a few dimples. This panel looks the part, as they melt into the curved dash keeping the machined metal line through the center. A fan style black background with white numbered speedometer is above on the painted metal black dash top and more black for below the machined strip of aluminum. Flanking on either side of the speedo are round gauges, one a factory tachometer, and the right a clock. Also noted, the original remanufactured radio is neatly installed in the dash center. Fronting a near perfect bench seat is the chrome bezel small shift lever well within reach of the driver on the hump. The seat is complete with black smooth bolsters and surrounds and shows with yellow tuck and roll inserts and some piping at the seams, and it stretches from door to door. Nice condition black carpeting floods the floors, and the black bakelite and chrome horn ring steering wheel fronts the pristine dash. A yellow tonneau cover is on the rear body/passenger sill and awaits to cover the top when it is in the down position. Totally delicious in this presentation. And if the weather is bad, pop on the hardtop! Drivetrain A 292ci V8 engine is in a clean and shiny engine bay. It is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor, and a chromed air cleaner cover. Red is reserved for the block, and shiny turquoise Thunderbird badged horizontal ribbed valve covers add some more bling to the bay. A Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission and 3.31 geared Dana 44 rear axle complete the drivetrain. Just a beautiful presentation under the hood. Undercarriage Just a hint of surface rust and nary a hint of invasive rust to be seen. The X frame and floor pans are really beautifully preserved sporting a nice black paint and rustproofing. Independent coil springs for the front, and leaf springs for the rear make up the suspension with drum brakes all around. A stock style dual exhaust is in charge of the exhale and presents as surface rusted. Drive-Ability There is not a ton of room in these early birds, but once in, they are comfy. This car fired right up and took off for the test track where it flew around in circles with ease. A strong accelerator, and good stopper are also good qualities to have in such an early car and they are there. This bird performed well during my time behind the wheel and all functions were well....functional. All in all a wonderful example that has been restored a bit ago but still retains its luster and charm. A convertible, hardtop, and climate controls assure you happy motoring throughout the year, although with a classic as such I personally dont know whether you would be doing too much winter driving. Either way you can soar through town, screech the tires, and turn some heads...all the way around! Grab your poodle skirt honey we are going to get away from the kids for a while! P5FH218596 P-292ci V8 4bbl 198hp 5-1955 F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant H-Thunderbird 218596-Sequential Unit Number WARRANTY TAG BODY 40A-Thunderbird COLOR V-Goldenrod Yellow TR D-Invalid Trim Code PRODUCTION CODE 7FDD464-June 7th

Show More

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    P5FH218596
  • Classic Car ID
    101827747
  • Stock Number
    4764
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    5,828 miles
  • Engine
    292 V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Yellow
  • Seat Color
    Black

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!

Finance

Get THE LOWEST MONTHLY PAYMENTS! We are a nationwide collector car finance company with over a decade of experience serving our clients. Give us a call today at (800) 717-5180 Apply now

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

Insurance

J.J. Best Insurance Agency, 888.423.7846, a premier and independent insurance provider specializing in collector car insurance. J.J. Best Insurance Agency partners with the oldest and largest collector car financier, J.J. BEST BANC & CO. Call or email, insurance@jjbest.com or, visit www.jjbestinsurance.com to get insurance for your dream car! Get Quotes Now

Classic Auto Mall Inc

(877) 516-3869
Today
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun
Closed All Day
Show More

More Vehicles From This DealerView All 775 Cars From This Dealer ›

Suspect Fraud? 
Contact Dealer
Hi, I am interested in your 1955 Ford Thunderbird (stock #4764) listed on Autotrader for $37,500.

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

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.