Classics 1959 Ford Thunderbird
The Ford Thunderbird is 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.
Although the 1955-57 Thunderbird was a success, Ford executives, particularly Robert McNamara, were concerned that the car's position as a two-seater limited its sales potential. As a result, the car was redesigned as a four-seater for 1958.
For 1959, the car received a new grille and a 352 cu in V8 with a 3-speed automatic transmission. With sales numbers skyrocketing upward of 70,000 cars sold it was becoming an icon, somewhat of a status symbol for that generation. This car was not only selling like crazy, but it was making history by becoming Motor Trend's first ever individual model to be given the title of “Car of the Year”.
Why This Car Is Special
We have a great example of that Car Of The Year because we have a 1959 Factory Raven Black Thunderbird at Skyway Classics that was owned by the same owner the last 24 years.
The Thunderbird was Ford's most expensive model offered for sale in '59. Ford began offering leather seats in the Thunderbird to further personify the “Personal Luxury” feel that started the Thunderbird revolution.
The Tbird has receipts for about $6,000 in work since purchase. It has new shocks, brakes, spindles, top hydraulics, Coker white walls, radio (AM/FM/AUX), speakers, Corvette vacuum assist, larger camshaft, speedster tonneau, continental kit, new wires, plugs, oil change, LED headlights and more.
The 352 engine has been rebuilt and has over 300 horse now with its updates, it runs and drives very well.
Our interior and trim is gorgeous with the two-tone black and white leather seats, replaced dash pad, nice interior chrome, Thunderbird floor mats, full center console, and more.
It has been Garage kept. The floor rockers. Lower quarter panels, re-chromed bumpers, and all the trim are great as well as a clean and restored trunk area.
The 1959 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics was bought from the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois in 2016. It comes with books of receipts and folders. Also included is a 1959 Shop Manual, convertible top repair manual and parts catalogs.
These T-Birds were known as the “Square Birds” and feature the unique convertible tops that folds into the trunk. Come see this one today.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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- Engine Size
- 352 V8
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Interior Color
- Black and White
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console