1955 Thunderbird Convertible AC Car w/ 292 engine, auto-trans Leather Interior
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Vidalia, Georgia, United States
Features and Specifications
|Engine:||292 cu in V8|
|Interior color:||Red and White Leather|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Unbelievably Sexy 1955 Thunderbird Convertible (Hard Top Included) with 292 Cu. In. Engine and Automatic Transmission
My friend owns this incredible car and he has asked me to sell it for him. I know the car personally and watched the restoration along its entire way. I can say the owner spared no expense in restoring this car, it is sweet, drives and handles well and is described below correctly.
This cool 1955 Iconic Thunderbird was the first year Ford produced Thunderbirds, It was to complete with the then 2-year-old Chevy Corvette and the Thunderbird became an instant national icon for the rich and famous.
This car underwent its restoration about 5 years ago and took well over two years to complete. The car was disassembled and all parts were bead blasted. There was no rust in any of the body panels, floor panels, doors, trunk lid or hood.The body is very straight and all panels, doors, fenders and hood align well with even gaps.
The car was primed with an epoxy sealer and primer and the beautiful red 2 stage base coat/clear coat paint applied. All door jambs under surfaces of the trunk lid, hood and dash were all painted with the same 2 stage system.
There is a perfect hardtop that goes with the car, it too has been painted with the 2-stage paint system, has had new opera windows, rear glass, weather-stripping and a new white era correct headliner.
The interior was completely redone with a new absolutely era correct factory Red and White Leather interior which included the door panels, 80/20 loop pile custom Red carpet, Red and White Leather seats, Leather door panels, deck padding, new leather dash pad, kick panels and all new weather-stripping. The car has power windows, power seat, all new chrome trims and insignias, new steering column, new instrument panel, floor shifter, new pedals and all new switches, wiring harnesses, controls and lights.
The car has all new exterior chrome, including bumpers, grile, light trims, insignias, door handles and window trim. Every item, feature, trim and part was restored or replaced with high quality replacement parts or replated.
The motor in the car is a correct 292 cu in power plant with a correct ford automatic floor shift transmission. It has a new Eldebrock Carburetor, new era correct brake booster, new era correct power steering pump and slave pistons, with Factory AC inside and a new style compressor under the hood. The engine, exhaust and engine compartment are all original type and the engine compartment is extremely clean and highly detailed.
This car runs very strong and drives and handles great, the cooling system keeps the car at the correct temperature and the oil pressure is great.
The car is sitting on a perfect set of 15â€ American racing aluminum wheels and TA radial tires. The original set of wheels, hubcaps and wide white wall tires are included with the car along with the Fender Skirts.
The car has the original floor shifter, all gauges, lights, wipers, heater, Air Conditioner, aftermarketradio, speedometer, clock, Tachometer and everything works flawlessly with the exception of the gas gauge. (it is not reading correctly) An additional set of gauges were added in addition to the factory warning lights to give accurate information on oil pressure and water temperature.
I have this car in my shop, I have driven it several times and without a doubt it is one sweet driver and a very high quality Thunderbird convertible.
Finally, I am offering a Baby here that has been taken very good care of all of its life and has been spoiled rotten and not wanted for anything. Since its restoration the car has been kept in a climate-controlled garage and has not been driven in the rain since the restoration.
The pictures do not do this car justice, it looks better in person so please come to see the car, you will not regret it. Look at all the features of this car listed below.
- Beautiful Red Exterior Base Coat/Clear Coat paint
- Gorgeous new red and white Leather Interior
- 292 motor
- Automatic transmission
- Factory floor shifter
- 15â€ American Racing Aluminum 5 spoke wheels
- New TA Radials tires
- All gauges (except gas gauge) are working correctly including the clock and tachometer
- Radio tape player
- Power windows
- Red Hardtop with opera windows
- Power bench seat
- Seat Belts
- Three spoke steering wheel
- Power Steering
- 2-wheel front power disc brakes with rear drum brakes
- Excellent glass in front, rear and sides
- Excellent chrome and trims everywhere
- Custom 80/20 loop pile floor mats
- Car cover
- And lots and lots more
The car is being sold as is and I encourage you to review my eBay feedback and please come see this Sexy Thunderbird in person. I also have the car on sale locally and reserve the right to end the auction early. I can help arrange shipping anywhere in the world at the new ownerâ€™s expense.
My Name is Bob Davis and the car is stored in my shop in Vidalia Ga, it is available for review anytime during this auction. My cell number is 912-293-5622 and I return all calls. Please, if you cannot or will not close the deal, just look. The car must be fully paid for before it is released to the new owner.
For everyone viewing or bidding on this beautiful car, good luck and thank you for looking at the car, it is a beautiful part of American history and a thrill to drive.