3781 mi (6085 km)
Full Frame Off Restoration - 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible finished in Maruca Red with a Colonial White Soft Top and a Red/White Vinyl interior. Powered by a 312c.i. V8 engine producing 225hp and backed by a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission. This Thunderbird features a Continental kit, chrome front and rear bumpers, whitewall radial tires, skirts, swing bar, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, A/C, 1957 carb and ignition upgrade, and repaint to Maruca Red. The original color of this example was Colonial White. Assembled in Dearborn, MI on 03/29/1956. It was delivered near at Curt Campbell Ford in Albany, CA. Prestige Thunderbird did a full restoration in 2007. Items available with the car are restoration invoices and CD's, restoration photos, brochures, original window sticker, and Thunderbird history book. Also included are the items in the trunk that consist of a dash mat, car cover, trophies, spare tire, jack, and touch up paint. It is a local car show winner!Ford's Thunderbird was created to act as a retort to the Chevrolet Corvette, but rather than becoming a rival to the European sports cars imported into the United States, Ford created a completely new market segment around the Thunderbird - the personal luxury car. While a performance car in its own right, the Thunderbird focused more on comfort than speed. A total of 53,166 units were produced for the three model years 1955-1957, with only 16,155 made in 1956.1956 represented the introduction of two iconic Thunderbird styling features: the port window and the rear spare tire carrier. Both were the result of complaints from 1955 Thunderbird owners and potential owners, who needed more storage space in the trunk and wanted better rear vision when driving - Both are now historic classic styling touches in motordom. Other significant changes included; 12-Volt electrical system, New Thunderbird emblem design on exterior, Deep-dish 3-spoke safety design steering wheel, First year for front fender vents, Zippered rear window on convertible top (except early 1956 production), Port windows on hard top, Exhaust outlets in rear bumper ends, Round heater knobs, Rear spare tire carrier, Vented gas cap, Ford Lifeguard Design safety features, Wing windows on front door, Ridge under headlamp door.For more information on this beautiful and iconic American Classic, call our friendly and knowledgeable sales team or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, we always have 200+ High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Sports, and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!