A first-year 1955 Ford Thunderbird is an irresistible treat. With a strong V8, a great color combo, a cool hardtop, and plenty of luxury inside, this one offers a terrific balance of sporty and luxury in an iconic vintage package. Its hard to find something more desirable than a first-year T-Bird. Dual bullets in the bumper, a hood scoop, jet-fighter tail fins, and a bold red color make it a stand out cruiser. Plus, when youre a Thunderbird fan, you know to look for the extras. Items like the fender skirts, factory wheel covers, and the exhaust routed through the rear bumper. This was even upgraded to the later-style porthole hardtop, which is a true icon all on its own. The finish and details like the window seals are certainly far from perfect. But theres a big appeal in a first-year T-bird that has this level of completeness. In fact, the consignor initially purchased this because it was recommended by his body shop as a car that has very good and original sheet metal. And thats likely going to be the big attraction for you, too. Its a true cruiser that wont make you nervous if you want to have a fun road trip today, and theres the allure of knowing you have a solid base any time you want to take it to the next level. The body and hardtop combo gives you a cool red with a hint of white, and when you take the roof off, you get the same style. So this T-bird looks stylish no matter if youre a coupe or open to the world. Its also built to be a great mix of sporting and chic. You see it in the optional power bench seat that has good bolstering for individual comfort. The machine-turned panel has a great sporty look as it flows across the dash and onto both doors. The steering wheel is a mini work of art finished in red and chrome. Plus, the backlit plexiglass speedometer is pure 50s cool. Beside that is a large tach, and while all Thunderbirds came with one, the floor shifter means youll really use it. It all presents like a very cool and very classic convertible - right down to the working courtesy light in the dash. But they also nicely integrated a modern retro-style stereo. So you can just tell this classic was made for cruising. Under the hood shows more of this driver-ready style. The Thunderbird Special 292 cubic inch V8 is an ear-correct block, and its bold red paint goes nicely with the rest of this cars color. It all looks honest yet attractive, including the Thunderbird special valve covers. This motor inhales deeply through an upgraded Holley four-barrel carburetor and spacer setup. And it exhales with a sweet sound out of the glasspack-style dual exhaust. Its a nice-running classic that likes you to truly feel the road, and that includes the control that comes from the three-speed manual transmission. This is the affordable and attractive icon thats fun to drive today and gives you all sorts of thoughts about how you want to make it an even more personal cruiser in the future. Call today!!!