1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster

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Type: Used
Year: 1955
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird Roadster
Body: Convertible Roadster
Engine Size: 292 V8
Trans: Automatic
Mileage: 8753
VIN: P5H100295
Stock: 100295
Ext Color: Red
Int Color:


West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and always obviously garaged and rust free example of this no expense spared nuts and bolts restored 1955 Ford Thunderbird with factory specifications and upgraded options including; 'Frigette' air conditioning, 'Ford-o-matic' automatic transmission, Telescopic steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, fender skirts, tach, clock, heater and defroster, resto-mod Thunderbird AM/FM radio, it's original 292 V8 4V engine, highly desirable and striking Thunderbird Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels & factory Hard Top!

Nuts and bolt restoration
292 CI V-8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor
Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission
Correct Torch Red with a Red and White interior
Air conditioning
Power steering and brakes
Electric converted to a 12-volt system
Kelsey Hayes wire wheels
CTCI Senior National winner
Built October 1954 at the Kansas City, Missouri plant

This Torch Red 1955 Thunderbird is an outstanding example and the recipient of a frame-off nuts-and-bolt restoration, which earned a prestigious Senior National award from the Classic Thunderbird Club International. It has been lightly modified for road use with a 12-volt electrical system conversion and the addition of air conditioning.

It is equipped with desirable options including power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, Whitewall tires and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. This beautiful and highly striking Thunderbird has belonged to the same Arizona owner for more than three decades.

One of the earliest collectibles amongst post-war cars, the two seater Thunderbirds of 1955-57 have if anything only gained in popularity as the years have passed which inspired the tribute models built between the years 2002-05. They were originally a sales triumph over Chevrolet's Corvette with clean styling, creature comforts and of course V8 refinement.

This particular example was recently restored by its previous and long time Arizona owner in it's original factory 'Torch Red' (color code R) color paint with matching original 'Red & White' (trim code B) interior and new chrome with the engine having been dressed and detailed! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are solid and rust-free and the car has a very straight body - obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new. The car has it's original factory matching color hard top and its original 292 4V V8 engine which has been rebuilt and which is obviously therefore extremely strong and powerful and sounds magnificent!

This particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be fully appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the car has four relatively new radial wide white wall tires.

This is a rare opportunity to own a gorgeous show car quality example of a beautifully nuts and bolts restored 1955 Thunderbird with the 292 4BBL V8 engine and loaded with air conditioning, power front disc brakes, power steering, power seat, AM/FM radio, skirts, heater & defroster in the most striking and desirable of original factory color combinations! A super striking example which is the perfect car for the T-Bird enthusiast to buy or simply a great daily driving and turn-key ready example of one of the very finest classic Thunderbirds for any classic American car collector!

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