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1956 Ford Thunderbird 50581 Miles Red Convertible 312ci V8 Manual

1956 Ford Thunderbird --

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible
Trim: --
Year: 1956
Mileage: 50,581
VIN: P6FH252365
Color: Red
Engine: 312ci V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only

Description for Ford Thunderbird 1956

Ford was looking for something to compete with the Chevrolet Corvette which started to show quickly as a popular segment but didn't want to pursue the sports car necessary but created a segment all of its own. With the clever marketing plan in place Ford began the production of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 as a Personal Car segment and although it was very much a sporty two-seater convertible just like the Corvette it paid more attention to luxury and comfort more so than the competition. This ...model did not inherit its second row of seats until 1958 and from there it slowly but surely grew in size generation after generation until 1977 when the larger cars lost their popularity in the market. The Thunderbird was one of the longest lasting nametags for Ford and started strong by selling 23 models for every one Corvette sold when it first hit the market. The only changes completed between its inception model to the 1956 was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more room within the trunk. GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 1956 Ford Thunderbird for your consideration. This beautiful little bird was built on March 28 1956 at the Dearborn Michigan plant. It was delivered to the Fontaine Ford Sales in Peterborough New Hampshire. The car comes with a white hard top white vinyl top whitewall tires and more. Along with the sale of this car comes the original dealer invoice. The car features a 312 v8 paired to manual transmission. According to receipts that came with the car it spent much of its life in Virginia. This is a great running little car and it handles as it should. Enjoying driving a classic icon without breaking the bank. To see over 80 photos of this car including under carriage please visit our website