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Vehicle Specifications and Contact Information


Details

Year
1955
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Mileage Or Exempt
8793
Vin
P5FH233174

Engine & Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
312 V8
Engine Number
Transmission Type
2 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
Ford-O-Matic

Exterior

Body Color
Yellow
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bench
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

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Fully Restored, Gorgeous Thunderbird! Ford 312ci V8 Engine, Ford-O-Matic Trans!


1955 Ford Thunderbird

VIN P5FH233174

Spare keys are included in the sale.

Mechanics

312ci Y Block Engine- Casting # B9AE-6015-F, Date 1959
Ford-O-Matic Transmission - Casting # PMD-7003-D 32-19277
Dana 44 Open Rear End with 3.50:1 Gear Ratio
Manual Steering
Manual Drum Brakes
New Brake Lines
Exhaust System is in Great Shape
Thunderbird Aluminum Valve Covers
Teapot/Haystack Carb
Heat Riser Choke
Chrome Oil Cap
6v System with Generator
New Rear Shocks

Body

Beautiful Yellow Paint
Removable Hard Top
Black Fabric Soft Top
Beautiful Chrome Bumpers and Grille
Nice Fit and Finish
Emblems and Stainless Trim are in Great Shape
Solid Straight Body
Spare Tire, Jack and Wrench Included
Clean and Solid Trunk
Rear Bumper with Exhaust Cut-Outs
Solid Trunk Floor
Solid X Frame, Outer Frame is Boxed
Floorboards and Rockers are in Great Shape
Whitewall Tires - 205/75/15 Front and Rear
Wire Wheels

Interior

Black and Yellow Interior
Beautiful Dash and Gauges
See Through Speedometer Shows Some Age
Steering Wheel is in Great Shape
AM Radio Works
Heater Blower Works
Floor Shifter
Nice Black Carpet
In Dash Clock
Door Panels are in Great Shape
Beautiful Upholstery

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History of the 1955 Ford Thunderbird

The Thunderbird is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the personal luxury car.

The Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Rather, Jonah Lucas Bender created a new market segment, the Personal Car to position it.

The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of theThunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 150mph speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't possess.