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1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

FORD THUNDERBIRD

£46,412

GBP

PRICE

19TH MAY 2018

AUCTION DATE

FOR THIS SALE

AUCTION HOUSE

HISTORICS

FOR THIS SALE

$62,614 • € 53,149

Chassis #: P5FH201109 • Odometer: 56,401 miles

Historics • Brooklands Motor Museum 19th May 2018 Sale

Detroit took tentative steps into the rising sports car market in the early 1950’s but it took Ford to demonstrate that a domestic production sports car, rather than being noisy, drafty and saddled with mundane power, could also satisfy more traditional buyers who wanted such common American automotive amenities as side windows, heaters and big-car styling. They did it with the all-new 1955 Thunderbird. The new T-Bird had it all: a stylish, low-slung body, a rumbling 292/198 HP Y-Block, V-8 engine, luxurious accommodation and an optional equipment list that included power assists, a removable hard top that offered more weather protection than the side curtains and fold down tops used in most other sports cars and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The Thunderbird was essentially a downsized luxury car, but its bright demeanour and powerful engine made it immediately popular with the sports car set and its first year sales total of 16,155 cars was a pleasant surprise to Fords top brass. This prototypical 1955 Ford Thunderbird personifies all the charms that first established the model's popularity. Originally sourced at the now famous Pebble Beach auctions in 2014 and imported to the UK in 2015, this great-looking example has undergone a full, frame-off restoration and is professionally finished in Waterfall Blue. It sports a new and correct blue and white interior with the factory radio and offers the choice of both a white soft top and matching hard top. Firestone wide white-wall tyres and optional wire wheel hubcaps were popular period choices for this car which is powered by the formentioned 292 c.i. Thunderbird V-8 mated to a three-speed manual transmission with optional overdrive. The highly detailed engine compartment and chassis are great finishing touches to this classic piece of fifties Americana. This excellent T-Bird is supplied with a V5C registration document and copies of the American title. Thunderbirds are hard to find in such excellent condition and with the added options making this a relaxing drive, there are very few driving experiences that can compete.

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