Lot 330 - 1956 Ford Thunderbird
|Odometer reading||74,407 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £34,000|
The Thunderbird ('T-Bird') was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through to 2005. The second to fourth generation Thunderbird convertibles were similar in design to the Lincoln convertible of the time and borrowed from earlier Ford hardtop/convertible designs. The overall appearance was a sleek look with no trace of a convertible top at all. 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. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from drawing board to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on 20th February 1954. Similar to the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupé/convertible layout and shared some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps together with modest tailfins. Production of the Thunderbird began later in 1954 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on 22nd October 1954.
This iconic classic American is fitted with the larger 5.1 litre V8 engine and also benefits from a continental touring kit. These Thunderbirds are aesthetically stunning and are as good to drive as they are to look at. Benefitting from the popular options of electric windows and seats and finished in white with a black hood and black interior. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this Ford Thunderbird is an attractive proposition for anyone with a penchant for classic American sportscars.
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