<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216

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Lot 146
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Sold for US$ 26,400 inc. premium
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Chassis no. P5FH169216

292 cu. in. OHV Water-cooled V8 Engine
Single Holley Carburetor
195 bhp at 4,400 rpm
3-Speed Fordomatic Transmission
Independent Front Wishbone Suspension, Live Rear Axle with Leaf Springs
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Matching numbers
*One of 15,155 from the 1955 model year
*Comprehensively restored in 2014
*Tuxedo Black over black and white leather
*Desirable Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Ford's two-seat Thunderbirds came to market in the mid-1950s to challenge the Chevrolet Corvette, and indeed they did, both from a performance and comfort standard. While the Corvette went on to glory after adding a V8 engine, Ford was there first. Some early "Birds" also made their mark in competition; for example, one entered and successfully finished the 1957 and final classic Mille Miglia in the hands of Francois Smadsa and Anna Raselli, garnering 12th in the over 2-liter GT class, no mean feat. Today, two-seat 'Birds are enjoyed by collectors world-wide.

The beautiful example offered here was completed March 3, 1955, and according to the consignor has lived in the southern United States from new. It was restored three years ago and wears glossy Tuxedo Black paint over a new black and white leather interior. This elegant color scheme is offset by chrome-plated Kelsey-Hayes spoked wire wheels mounted with white-wall tires, which have fewer than 400 miles. This fine 'Bird is fitted with a folding convertible top and an AM radio. Both the 292-cubic inch "Y-block" V8 engine and floor-shift transmission are original to the car, and it retains its correct 6-volt electrical system. The odometer currently reads just over 50,000 miles, which is believed to be the original and correct total. There is a correct spare wheel and jack. Immortalized by the Beach Boys, two-seat Thunderbirds make "Fun, fun, fun" fair-weather and weekend cruisers, and this one will be a welcome addition to any collection of notable mid-century American automobiles.
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<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
<b>1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. P5FH169216
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