West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and always garaged and rust free example of this no expense spared restored 1955 Ford Thunderbird with both factory hard top and new white soft top and with factory specifications and options including; 'Ford-o-matic' automatic transmission, Telescopic steering, Power Front Disc Brakes, fender skirts, tach, clock, power 4-way driver seat, heater and defroster, AM radio and it's original 292 V8 4V engine and with highly desirable and striking Thunderbird chrome wheels!
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 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.
The car was purchased by its most recent owner in 2016 having been previously fully restored by it's previous owner complete with records and service history. Its most recent southern California owner had the car maintained and serviced at the renown 'Prestige Thunderbird Inc' of Santa Fe Springs, CA with work including:
Adjust valves Starter Solenoid Replace temperature sending unit & calibrate gauge Reseal Power Steering control valve Replace transmission mount Replace Heater Blower motor
etc, etc Cost $1,370.81
Mount & Balance 4 Radial tires Remove & rebuild Steering Gear Box Convert clock to 12 volt Quartz mechanism Remove & reintall speedometer assembly
etc, etc Cost $2,795.96
Front Wheel Disc Brake System installed Oversize Power Brake Booster System installed Fuel Gauge kit installed Power seat tracks & motor gears rfurbished New Radiator with fan shroud hardware Rebuild Wiper Motor
etc, etc Cost $7,667.53
This is a rare opportunity to own a gorgeous show car quality example of a beautifully restored 1955 Thunderbird with the 292 4BBL V8 engine and loaded with power front disc brakes, power steering, power seat, AM radio, skirts, heater & defroster and two tops 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!