1956 Ford Thunderbird
1956 Ford Thunderbird
$34,500
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1956 Ford Thunderbird

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1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible For consignment, a 56 T-bird in all its iconic glory. Very few cars have the distinguished visual notoriety of the 50s Thunderbirds. This one presents with just 56,610 title verified actual miles and is a fine representation with some desirable options in addition to its standard features. Exterior Resprayed in Fiesta Red many years ago, it makes a statement like no other color can. The long hood is fronted by round headlights inset in forward leaning surroundings. The bumper, with its rocket shaped bumperettes is a bold and aggressive design feature, while the hood scoop adds to the sportiness. The chrome bumpers, front and rear, are in great shape and most of the brightwork is too. This car has the optional rear fender skirts, which are enhanced by a chrome trim piece. The continental kit was standard for 56 and is still on this car in beautiful condition. While were back here, we note the tail lights which contain a reverse light in a triangular extension of the brake light, topped by a red reflector. This design would be changed in 57 placing the reverse lights in the center of the red circles. The 56 configuration accentuates the fins on the car better and is a nice accent to the continental kit. The Colonial White fiberglass hardtop, portholes and all, are in great shape and match the wide whitewall tires which are wrapped around 15-inch wire wheels. There are numerous imperfections in the paint including cracks, discolored touch-up, chips, and bubbling. Despite these flaws, the car shows well as a whole. Interior A red and white bench seat with a wrap-around stitched insert is in excellent condition with the drivers side showing a few very minor wear marks. The door cards with stylized aluminum inserts and stitched panels are as pure a 50s piece as youll find. The patterns of the red and metal door panels flow continuously through the dashboard where an arched speedometer mirrors the curvature of the steering wheel. A tachometer and clock in round red bezels flank the speedometer, and switches are neatly arranged on the silver band below. An AM radio is found in the center just below an interior light which serves in lieu of an overhead dome light. The entire dash is covered with a padded, stitched red vinyl overlay. A floor mounted shifter is a small sturdy thing, housed in a small chrome gate. The red loop style carpet is faded in some areas while the grates to the fender vents are in excellent shape. The trunk is lined with a loose fitting plaid mat showing some staining. Drivetrain The correct 312ci V8 is present, and these engines were rated at 225 horsepower. This one is connected to a Ford O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels via a Dana 44 axle with 3.31 gears. A single 4-barrel carburetor meters the gas. The painted block, finned Thunderbird valve covers, and chrome air element box all make for a dramatic presentation in the engine bay. Its very clean and show ready! Power assisted drum brakes are found at each wheel. Undercarriage Relatively clean underneath with only minor spots of surface rust. The dual exhaust flows through the X-frame where it meets a pair of stock style mufflers, then up over the rear axle, turning outward to meet a funnel that directs the exhaust out of cut outs in the chrome bumper wrap-around, how cool! Independent suspension up front with coil spring is found and in back, leaf springs. Drive-Ability We left the top on for our test loop and fired up the V8. The low center of gravity and the open bench seat combine for a pleasant driving experience. Acceleration was very good, and the power brakes did a good job at countering the momentum. A longer wheelbase makes for smooth turns and visibility is good with the big back window, even the portholes, help with momentary blind spot checks. We noted the heater blower, radio, clock and reverse lights were all non functional. We represent Thunderbirds of every year, condition, and color. This Fiesta Red is a coral color and a spectacular hue of red. This is a solid car and a rolling example of 50s style, representing Americas foray into the sports car and go fast world of less than boring pedestrian cars! P6FH149273 P-312ci 4bbl V8 225hp 6-1956 F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant H-Thunderbird 149273-Sequential Unit Number WARRANTY PLATE BODY 40-Thunderbird COLOR K-Fiesta Red TRIM XB-Red & White Vinyl PRODUCTION CODE 10L-November 10th Classic Auto Mall is home to more than 1,000 classic and collectible vehicles for sale via consignment in a climate controlled 336,000-square foot showroom (thats more than 8 acres!). The largest single location consignment dealer of classic and collectible vehicles in the country is located in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, just 1-hour west of Philadelphia off Exit 298 of the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. For more information visit www.classicautomall.com or call us at (888) 227-0914. Contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person. With so many great cars, you know we have a lot to talk about, and we do that each week on the Classic Auto Mall Podcast with host Stewart Howden. Stewart discusses new inventory as well as trends in consignments and car prices, while interviewing celebrities and automotive professionals about amazing cars and their history. Tune in each week to the Classic Auto Mall Podcast wherever you enjoy listening. You can also watch on YouTube!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    P6FH149273
  • Classic Car ID
    102005023
  • Stock Number
    6190
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    56,610 miles
  • Engine
    312 V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Red
  • Seat Color
    Red

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