This strikingly beautiful Ford Thunderbird is available for a negotiated sale around £47,500 which is in the middle of our estimated sale price. See TradeClassics.com for a full write-up and over 300 images and videos. EXTERIOR Finished in black, with matching black fabric hood, and striking brightwork across the car, this Thunderbird is a real head turner. The colour combination really makes the most of the styling of the car, the chrome bumpers, grills and overriders look great as they contrast against the black. With such stand out styling, you really feel like you are transported back in time just looking at the car. Wheels & Tyres Continuing with the chrome theme, the wheels feature huge chrome hub caps, and period correct white wall tyres. The are in lovely condition, take a look through the video to see them in more detail. Bodywork The Thunderbird is a big car, with vast panels and those very distinctive front and rear wings. Across all of the bodywork, we didn’t observe any dents, you can see this in the exterior review video with the light reflecting to show you. In addition to this, considering the size and age of the car, the panel gaps and shut lines are really good. There was a lot of care taken in the restoration and that shows with the build quality of the car. The underside of the car is also super clean, we took a number of photos and videos under the car with lights on to show this. Paint The paint finish on the Thunderbird is of a very high quality. It is deep in its finish, and has a mirror like look with no sign of orange peel. Importantly we observed that the finish of the paint is consistent across the entire body of the car. Being finished in the base colour of black, there are some slight light scratches visible on the bodywork, but these would easily be polished out by machine. Over time the car has picked up a few niggles in the paintwork which are best observed and noted in the extensive exterior review video; leading edge of the bonnet front and back, rear side leading edge of drivers side door along with a paint defect in the rear quarter middle, passenger side bottom front leading edge, small paint defect just below where the hood meets the body on the offside. Glass and Trim The glass across the car is in great condition, including the rear window in the hood. The chrome across the car is in really good condition, there is lots of it and it reflects light nicely. Take a look through the video to review the condition and see that on a few parts of the trim there is some slight pitting as you would expect from a 1955 car. INTERIOR Just two seats in this car, which means a very spacious and airy cabin for the two lucky people travelling in the Thunderbird. As mentioned in the introduction, for its time this car was a trendsetter for luxury. Features such as electric windows and electric adjustable seats were not heard of in 1955. A really comfortable and tidy cabin. Seats and Carpets The interior of the car has been fully refreshed as part of the restoration. Finished in red leather, with matching red carpets and chrome trim across the dash it looks stunning. There is no wear on the seats, and the carpets look in great condition too. The door cards feature chrome, red and white finish and all look lovely. Dashboard The dash looks great with the red trim and metal strip spanning across the width of the car. Lots of lovely little touches like the Thunderbird and V8 badging really set the car off from the interior. The all important world first tachometer, with its unique glass design that lets light in from the front looks really fresh, and all the gauges work correctly. Steering Wheel / Gear Stick Both the steering wheel and gear stick are in good condition and in a matching colour combination to the car. MECHANICS Rob took me on a quick run in the car, getting it to speed and across a variety of surfaces. The car performed without fault, and was an enjoyable ride as a passenger. It is worth mentioning again that this car was former racing driver Colin Blowers pride and joy, and the condition of the mechanics of the car to this day are testament to his skill and care during the nut and bolt restoration he carried out. Engine and Gearbox The car started on the button from cold (albeit with a battery booster) even with the car having sat unused for some time, with the engine idling smoothly extremely quickly. On the road the engine pulled us along without issue, and the smoothness of the engine running along with the relative quietness of the twin exhaust set up, sometimes can make you forget there is a huge 4.8L Y block V8 under the hood. The automatic gearbox worked an absolute charm on our short trip. Both when cold and at temperature, the car changed gears effortlessly, not a judder or jolt in sight. Suspension and Brakes On our loop through the local town, on to a short dual carriageway, and down a country lane, the car handled all of the different surfaces and speeds without issue. Brakes on the car are strong, as with all other mechanics. The Drive The drive with Rob was without fault, and as a passenger was very comfortable. The cabin has lots of room, and the vast windscreen gives you a great view out on to the open road. Both at low speeds around the town, and at speed on the dual carriageway, there were no untoward noises or shakes observed during the journey. Electrics and Other The battery was flat when we first started the car, having not been used for some time. Rob assures us that the battery will be charged and tested before sale.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: Ford Thunderbird 1962 - 390 c.i. (cc. 6384) 300 hp - ASI omologated and italian registration - new engine - refurbished automatic gearbox and power steering - stainless steel exhaust - interiors restored - totally original body paint - last works carried out in 2017: battery and tyres replaced. WARNING - THE EXHIBITED REDUCED PRICE DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ANY POSSIBLE CAR EXCHANGE TERMS AND CONDITIONs OF SALE We do not have the possibility to constantly update our prices and ads so it is possible that the selling price displayed may be changed. It is the burden of the buyer to verify all information, datas and inspect the vehicle before proceeding to purchase. We are able to supply any kind of documentation upon request. For further information we are at your disposal please contact us at +39 030/2411531 , mail to email@example.com Visit our webpage www.luzzago.com TIPS We are able to delivery your purchase straight to you. Contact us for quote to your address. (also shipping too EU and Extra EU community)
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Arriving soon from California. Lovely original car.
292 ci 212 hp V-8, 3 speed manual transmission with overdrive, power steering, removable hardtop, town and country radio, fender skirts and telescoping steering column. Fitted with brand new era correct G-78 14 wide white wall tires. Expertly refinished in Flame Red with exceptionally nice authentic pleated black and white interior and engine turned trim pieces to make a very stylish presentation. The 1957 has been considered by most collectors to be the best and most desirable of all the “early birds” and this 3 speed standard shift model is unique in that 90% of the 57s were automatic transmission. The 3 speed with overdrive enhances acceleration while the overdrive improves highway mileage. Always a dry western car with original rust free and laser straight body panels. $39,900.00
(SOLD) Restored to show in the late '70's by its fanatic owner, this 1955 T'Bird is a "Senior Car" as designated by the Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI). To earn this distinction, a car must place Best of Class or Best of Show in the Primary division of a CTCI regional or national show. After achieving this status, the car went on to take a number awards including Senior Original Best of Class. It also was featured on the cover of CTCI's.
1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale in Sage Green with Power Windows, Power Steering, Power Brakes and Both Tops. Just 575 Miles Since Frame-Off Restoration! Call John Snell