1956 Ford Thunderbird
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Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Odometer Reads
54,797
Stock #
8630

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
312 V8
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
Horsepower
215

Body

Body Color
Buckskin Tan
Doors
2
Body Style
Convertible
Front Tire Specification
Wide Whitewall
Rear Tire Specification
Wide Whitewall

Interior

Interior Color
White
Secondary Interior Color
Brown
Seating Type
Bench With Floor Shift
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor

312 CID V8 - 4BBL - Automatic - P.B. - P.S. - P.Win. - P.Seat - Continental Kit

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is an extremely well-optioned baby bird with a fantastic fifties look! In 1955, the Thunderbird was introduced by Ford as the company's new flagship model that was a personal luxury automobile. The idea behind the car was that it would be two-seater sports-oriented vehicle with all (or even more) of the luxurious comforts offered by Ford's competitors but with even more personal style. Once the new Thunderbird was on the road, it became an instant status symbol with many Hollywood stars enamored by the elegant design. When it was debuted on February 20, 1954, Ford touted its new sports car as having an even greater market appeal than Chevy's Corvette and that it was easily serviceable by Ford's existing dealer network since most of the parts were interchangeable with the rest of Ford's passenger car lineup at the time. When the 1956 Thunderbird models were introduced to the public on November 2, 1955, the car underwent only minor stylistic changes most of which seemed to be a reaction to customer complaints about the previous '55 models. New in '56 was a rear-mounted Continental Kit since the '55 T-Birds had most of their trunk space taken up by the spare tire. Wind wings were also added in '56 for a more comfortable ride inside the Thunderbird. 1956 also marked the first time that Ford equipped all of its passenger vehicles with a 12 volt electrical system which provided faster startups and more reliable electrical service across the entire vehicle. This particular 1956 Thunderbird comes to us from the collection of an avid Ford collector who enjoyed this car for many years. Powering this '56 T-Bird is a 312 Cubic Inch V8 engine paired with a single 4 barrel carburetor that was said to push out over 200 horsepower when new. Anybody can take this Thunderbird for a spin around the block since the 312 V8 is hooked up to an Automatic Transmission. As mentioned earlier, this Baby Bird is extremely well-optioned! With power steering, maneuvering this classic Ford in and out of tight spots is easy. Power brakes greatly assist bringing this powerful Thunderbird to a complete stop. This T-Bird is also equipped with Power Windows and a Power Seat which are always welcome options on any vintage collectible car. Dual exhaust gives this classic Thunderbird a nice throaty sound. A white hardtop is also included with the car and provides a nice contrast to the exterior look of the car. The exterior of this Thunderbird has been refinished in its original color, Buckskin Tan, which has a nice peachy appearance. Riding on wide whitewall bias-ply tires with full wheelcovers, this Thunderbird has a nice classic look going down the road. The interior of this T-Bird is stunning! The bench seat and door panels have been beautifully reupholstered in Brown and White Vinyl and they are in fantastic condition. The brown carpeting, matching dash, and steering wheel all appear to be in their stock configuration and have a beautiful look to them as well. The dash is equipped with a 150 MPH speedometer, 5,000 RPM tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, clock, and push-button AM Town & Country Radio. Whether you're looking to buy your very first classic car or you need to add a '56 Baby Bird to your existing collection, this 1956 Ford Thunderbird would make an excellent choice. Give us a call today!

Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Body Color
Buckskin Tan
Interior Color
White
Odometer Reads
54,797
Stock #
8630

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$432.25

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