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1956 Ford Thunderbird White Convertible

Why This Car Is Special

The Ford Thunderbird was a rear wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car.

We have a frame-on restoration of a numbers matching 1956 Ford Thunderbird here at Skyway Classics that is in gorgeous original color of Colonial White with the two-tone aqua/white interior trim, Continental Kit on the rear, and the white Porthole hardtop.

It received a restoration by the owner and the chassis was sand blasted underneath, painted and detailed to look as nice as the rest of the car.

Features

1956 Ford Thunderbird White Convertible

Frame-on restoration
Numbers matching Optional Hi-Performance 312 Y-Block V-8 Engine
Super restored engine compartment
Automatic transmission
Factory correct hose, clamps, cast iron factory exhaust manifolds, red painted block and intake, factory fuel lines, and accessories
Air conditioning
Chrome dress up kit with aluminum finned Thunderbird valve covers
Chrome correct factory chrome open-element air cleaner assembly
Fully functional hood scoop
Dual exhaust system
Stock steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and white wall tires
Air Ride shock absorbers on the rear
Aqua and White vinyl interior with door panels and dash that match
Aqua colored steering wheel
Chrome floor shifter
Air conditioning
Seat belts
Radio
Machine turned dash
Black carpet with floor mat
Trunk has correct factory trunk mats
Bodywork, fit, and finish are nicely done in Colonial White
Thunderbird's famous "porthole" hardtop
Iconic spare tire Continental Kit on the chrome rear bumper.
Thunderbird badges, fender skirts, rear bumper with integrated exhaust outlets, and the stainless trim on the fender skirts are all great.

Mechanical Specs

Ours has what appears to be the original engine in a super restored engine compartment with the Optional Hi-Performance 312 Y-Block V-8 Engine, automatic transmission, and all the factory correct hose, clamps, cast iron factory exhaust manifolds, red painted block and intake, factory fuel lines, and accessories.

It has the factory chrome dress up kit with aluminum finned Thunderbird valve covers, a chrome correct factory chrome open-element air cleaner assembly that gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop, dual exhaust system, and wears a set of stock steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and white wall tires.

We have also added air conditioning and a set of Air Ride shock absorbers to the rear for added height and ride qualities.

Interior

You will like the pleated Aqua and White vinyl interior with door panels and dash that match. It is complete with the matching aqua colored steering wheel, chrome floor shifter, air conditioning, seat belts, radio, and the gauges are in original condition and look great in the machine turned dash, including the speedometer and clock.

The floor has black carpet with floor mats and the trunk has correct factory trunk mats too.

Exterior

The bodywork, fit, and finish are nicely done in Colonial White and has the Thunderbird's famous "porthole" hardtop that comes in white on top of the car and the iconic spare tire Continental Kit on the chrome rear bumper.

The graceful fins and body lines have straight panels and the taillight end caps round out the rear end of the car. Other details like the Thunderbird badges, fender skirts, rear bumper with integrated exhaust outlets, and the stainless trim on the fender skirts are all great.

Conclusion

The 1956 frame-on restoration of a numbers matching 1956 Ford Thunderbird we have here at Skyway Classics is fun to drive anywhere and enjoy and is truly one of the nicest we have ever had.

The iconic of the "Porthole” top as well as the rear spare kit will get all the looks you can ever imagine at car cruises and shows, or just driving down the road enjoying the top, up or down.

Come see it today.

So give us a call at 941-254-6608.

Disclaimer

Information found on the website is presented as given to us by the owner of the car, whether on consignment or from the owner we bought it from. Some Photos, materials for videos, descriptions and other information are provided by the consignor/seller and is deemed reliable, but Skyway Classics does not warranty or guarantee this information. Skyway Classics is not responsible for information that may incorrect or a publishing error. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyers personal inspection of the vehicle or by a professional inspection service prior to offer or purchase being made.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
312 V8

Body

Body Style
Convertible

Basic

Year
1956
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Miles
62,700

Interior

Center Console
No
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
62,700
Vin
P6FH161828
Stock
1498-FL
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