1956 Ford Black Thunderbird Why This Car Is Special The Ford Thunderbird was a rear-wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car. We have a restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird here at Skyway Classics that is in gorgeous in the original color of A Raven Black with its code XB two-tone red and white vinyl upholstery, the 312 cubic inch engine with automatic transmission, Continental Kit on the rear, and the black Porthole hardtop. FEATURES 1956 Ford Black Thunderbird 312 cubic inch engine Automatic transmission Original looking engine and compartment Engine block, heads, and intake painted red Factory cast iron exhaust headers 4-barrel carb Thunderbird finned valve covers Ford automatic transmission Chrome air cleaner gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop Power steering Power brakes 15 body-color steel wheels with factory chrome wheel covers Wide white sidewall tires that look great. Original looking and replaced interior with code XB, verified by its Trim Tag, red over a two-tone red and white vinyl upholstery on the bench seat, along with red carpets and matching door panels and dashboard. Power windows Updated radio Great dash and factory gauges all displayed in an engine-turned panel Black floor mats Accessory gauges below the dash Red steering wheel Floor-mounted automatic shifter Instrumentation that includes a 150-mph speedometer and an analog clock Three-spoke red steering wheel Floor-mounted shifter Exterior is re-finished in code A Raven Black Outstanding brightwork, the bullet-nosed grille, wraparound chrome bumpers front and rear, first-generation jet-inspired taillights, iconic Continental kit that debuted this year, and exhaust exits through the corners of the rear bumper First year for the porthole windows in the included black hardtop on ours. Mechanical Specs Our T-Bird is powered by a 312 cubic inch code P verified by its Trim Tag which was an optional engine over the base 292. It sends the power to the wheels through an automatic transmission. Ours has a restored but original looking engine and compartment with the engine block, heads, and intake painted red, factory cast iron exhaust headers, all the factory correct hoses, clamps, accessories, 4-barrel carb, Thunderbird finned valve covers, Ford automatic transmission, the chrome air cleaner gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop, power steering, and power brakes. The exhaust system is good and the chassis is as clean and detailed as the rest of the car which rides on 15 body-color steel wheels with factory chrome wheel covers that wear a set of wide white sidewall tires that look great. Interior You will like our 1956 with the original looking and replaced interior with code XB, verified by its Trim Tag, red over a two-tone red and white vinyl upholstery on the bench seat, along with red carpets and matching door panels and dashboard. It comes with features like the power windows, updated radio, great dash and factory gauges all displayed in an engine-turned panel, red carpets, black floor mats, accessory gauges below the dash, the original red steering wheel, a floor-mounted automatic shifter, and instrumentation that includes a 150-mph speedometer and an analog clock. Additional amenities include a three-spoke steering wheel, and a floor-mounted shifter, instrumentation includes a central 150-mph speedometer and an analog clock. Exterior The exterior is re-finished in code A Raven Black just like it came with from the factory verified by its Trim Tag has a smooth finish with subtle creases that runs from the hood scoop to the grille. It has outstanding brightwork, the bullet-nosed grille, wraparound chrome bumpers front and rear, first-generation jet-inspired taillights, iconic Continental kit that debuted this year, and exhaust exits through the corners of the rear bumper. The real reason everyone loves this 56 is because it was the first year for the porthole windows in the included black hardtop on ours. Conclusion The 1956 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is fun to drive anywhere and you will enjoy the iconic look as well as the looks you will get just on that Porthole top. Come see ours today. So give us a call at 941-254-6608. Disclaimer Information found on the website is presented as given to us by the owner of the car, whether on consignment or from the owner we bought it from. Some Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Skyway Classics does not warranty or guarantee this information. Skyway Classics is not responsible for information that may incorrect or a publishing error. 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