1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101152591
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Specialty Sales Classics
(866) 471-7034
‹ See Similar Results

1956 Ford Thunderbird

Car for sale by Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield, California 94533

Or $436 / mo. Get Personalized Payment


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

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door Removable Hardtop (Stock # B11430) is available in our Benicia, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-748-4000 or via email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com.

Sensational 1956 Ford Thunderbird Removable Hardtop

New to our Benicia showroom is this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door Removable Hardtop with teal exterior paint and a matching teal/white vinyl interior.  You’ll find a freshly rebuilt 292 cid V-8 engine under the hood with an automatic transmission, both of which the current owner claims to be original to this classic.  This example is in excellent overall condition as well and one of the most original, beautifully maintained classics we’ve come across in many years.

Three Owner Classic w/ Same Neighbors Since New

The current owner of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird Removable Hardtop is the third to own it, although it has remained within the same neighborhood its entire life.  The original owner enjoyed it throughout the 50’s and 60’s before finally storing it inside a barn.  A neighbor then purchased it in 1979 (the father of the current owner) and spent the next several years restoring it himself, one nut and bolt at a time.  The restoration was completed in the Fall of 1982 and it has been driven less than 1,000 miles since that time- mainly to local car shows and for the 2nd owner’s daughter to drive away in after her marriage in 1984. The original motor was just rebuilt this past month as well and driven a total of 25 miles since that time. 

This outstanding classic was then passed to the 2nd owner’s son and has remained in storage since that time, except to back it down the driveway once each week or occasionally drive around the block.  We do have extensive documentation available charting the restoration effort as well including photos of when the drivetrain was pulled.  We also have the original owner’s manual on hand and the current owner believes that the factory engine is still installed.  While he does not have any proof, he informs us that his father checked the engine block code during the early 80’s restoration and it matched up.

Freshly Rebuilt Engine with 7 Year/100k Mile Warranty

In terms of its present condition, this 1956 Ford Thunderbird still shines nicely and captures your attention.  There are some issues with the paint so the next owner may opt for a respray, but virtually everything else about this beautiful classic is well above the typical driver standard.  The two-tone interior in particular really stands out since it’s very close to like-new condition throughout.  The ride quality and driving experience is also excellent so this one can be enjoyed right away.

Additionally, the current owner just had the original block rebuilt and the service work includes a full 7 year/100,000 mile warranty.  The motor sounds outstanding and the performance is on par with original factory specifications.  it must be seen (and test driven) to truly appreciate the quality of this classic automobile.

Painstakingly Restored in the Early 1980’s to Epic Levels

Overall, this 1956 Ford Thunderbird Removable Hardtop is an incredible, well-maintained classic that would make a fantastic addition to any serious collector.  This one will not last long at the current asking price and one lucky owner is going to fall in love with it.  For more information about this vehicle, visit our Benicia, California showroom, give us a call at 707-748-4000, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com.  Be sure to mention Stock # B11430 as well.

Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase.  Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.

The information for this vehicle was provided by the current owner and it is not certified by Specialty Sales Classics. Therefore, it is in no way guaranteed as a basis of purchase. Any statements such as original or numbers-matching should be verified independently by the buyer prior to purchase.

Show More Show Less

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    17,714 miles
  • Engine
  • 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