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1956 Ford Thunderbird 53465 Miles Black Convertible 312 V8 Automatic

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  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 53,465
  • VIN: M6FH243958
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 312 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
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1956 Ford Thunderbird -- Description

First introduced in 1955 the two seat Thunderbird was Ford's response to the recently revealed Chevrolet Corvette. Dubbed as a "personal luxury car" it was designed to evoke the emotions of bespoke 1930s roadsters as well as provide modern technology and sophistication. The small size and standard V8 engine meant that the performance was strong but the focus was still more on drive comfort than outright speed. In 1957 the car underwent some small changes including larger fins different badge pl...acement and reworked trim. The '57 Thunderbird was also the last 2-seat Ford sports car until the 11th generation Thunderbird. Just 53k first generation Thunderbirds were made. GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this very nice 1956 Thunderbird for your consideration. Initially sold with the smaller 292cid V8 this car had the larger 312cid V8 transplanted from a similar car at some point in its life. The engine is smooth and sounds very healthy. The overall exterior quality is very nice with solid even paint and chrome trim that is all intact but could use a polish. Newer whitewall tires are mounted on wheels with factory hubcaps. It is said that the exterior and interior are completely original and the car spent the first 35 years of its life in California. The interior is in excellent shape with a crack free dash and engine turned trim that looks great. The seats are stain and rip free and have great padding. The factory hardtop fits well and is in the same condition as the rest of the car. The car is well equipped and features the factory spare tire 14in wire wheels with BFGoodrich whitewall tires fenders skirts AM radio and more. Power brakes stop the car with confidence and it drives very well. Just 15631 units were built in 1956 which makes it one of the rarest models of all time. A rare and gorgeous car with great options that is in great condition it is your time to buy this black beauty! To see over 80 photos of this car including under carriage please visit our website