1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742

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Lot 83
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Registration no. 520 XVM Chassis no. P6FH257742

£ 25,000 - 35,000
US$ 35,000 - 49,000
Amended
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Registration no. 520 XVM
Chassis no. P6FH257742
*Iconic American classic
*Recently restored
*Automatic transmission
*Offered with hardtop
*Imported in 2016 (duties paid)


Today the 1955-'57 Thunderbirds are among the most desirable and sought after of post-war American automobiles. They enjoy cult status like many American cars of this period and are very popular in the Middle East. A recently restored example, this 'Little Bird' has the 312ci (5.1-litre) Thunderbird Special V8 engine and automatic transmission, a combination that came with a maximum power output of 225bhp. The car was fully restored in Beirut in 2020 and in January 2021 was imported into the UK (all duties paid). We are advised that the chassis, engine, body, electrics, suspension, brightwork, and running gear have all been restored, and that the car has been fully re-trimmed. In addition, this car comes with the rare classic 'porthole' hardtop, and a soft top with frame (non standard). Running and driving well, this lovely example is ready to go.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 80/100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 18/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 2

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1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
1956 Ford Thunderbird  Chassis no. P6FH257742
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