Mileage: 92,636 miles
Interior: Black and White
230 - 15th Street at S. Canal Street
1956 Ford Thunderbird Red
1956 Ford Thunderbird - $26,500
Make/Model: Ford Thunderbird (T-Bird)
Body Type: 2 door convertible
Mileage: 92,636 original miles.
Restoration History: Repainted and reupholstered interior, but mostly original
Exterior: Fiesta Red with white soft-top
Interior: Black and white vinyl
Engine: Factory 312 4bbl 215hp
Driveline: 3 speed manual
Features: White soft-top, original hub caps, whitewall tires, fender skirts, padded visors, seat belts.
Marketed as a “personal luxury car,” the first generation Thunderbird was Ford’s response to the sports car like Corvette. Unlike the Corvette, the T-Bird focused on creature comforts and 1950’s style and flair.
This 1956 example is the second year for the Thunderbird. There were a few notable changes such as moving the spare tire to the rear bumper, side wind deflectors, and a 12 volt ignition system.
Power and torque also increased in 1956 thanks to a Mercury derived 312 V8. This T-Bird has the desirable 312 with a 3 speed manual on the floor, a rare combination. However, it does make for a very fun driving experience.
This Thunderbird drives like a dream. It’s soft and comforting like you would expect from any 1950’s luxury car. There is plenty of power from the 312 and the 3 speed manual is surprisingly accurate.
The 1956 T-Bird looks at home on the Hollywood strip or in West Palm Beach. When it was new it was an instant classic because it was oozing style, character, and personality. In 1956, if you drove a T-Bird you were somebody important. Which is why Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Dennis Wilson (The Beach Boys), Bing Cosby, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, John Travolta and many more have owned Thunderbirds. A similar ‘56 Thunderbird was also chosen to star in George Lucas’s legendary Hot Rod movie American Graffiti.
So now is the time to buckle up, get some doo wop on the radio, and cruise the strip in this Fiesta Red 1956 T-Bird. For sale on behalf of the owner by Fort Pitt Classic Cars, contact us for more information. Sale price: $26,500
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