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1955 Ford Thunderbird

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible with Hardtop
Year: 1955
VIN: P5FH169384
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red/White
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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Description for Ford Thunderbird 1955

1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD TBIRD 13-YEAR RESTORATION $125. 00+ EST REPLACEMENT COST UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE FINEST THUNDERBIRDS IN THE WORLD13-YEAR PROJECT BY AN ABSOLUTE PERFECTIONIST$125. 00+ ESTIMATED REPLACEMENT COSTEXHAUSTIVELY RESEARCHED FOR AUTHENTICITYHIGH NOS (New Old Stock) PARTS CONTENTGORGEOUS COLOR COMBINATIONONE OF THE MOST ICONIC 1950s CLASSICSWORTHY OF THE FINEST COLLECTIONSBACKGROUND. restoration was completed last year and took 13 years to complete. EVERY component was removed. disassembled. and either made as good as or better than new. or replaced with new and/or NOS (New Old Stock) parts. The results are stunning. The initial 22 images at right will give an overall presentation of the car. with over 100 additional images grouped to present every major aspect of this classic in great detail. NOT FOR EVERYONE. this car is definitely not for just "any" collector. It is intended for the most discriminating and fussy of enthusiasts. NEVER DRIVEN BEYOND BRIEF (LESS THAN ONE MILE) TESTING. the odometer was re-set during the restoration. In most every respect. the car is better than new. The current owner decided that the car should be preserved and not driven beyond less than a mile of testing. SPECIAL NOTES ON THIS CAR. though authenticity was a primary restoration objective. it was decided to provide 12V power for more reliable operation via a specially made battery that provides 12V but has all the appearance features of the factory-installed 6V version! One other concession to personal preference was the installation of the deluxe 1956 Thunderbird signal-seeking Town & Country radio. Finally. 1955 Thunderbirds were sold new with the Hardtop as a standard feature. a soft-top was an option. There is no soft-top provided with this car. INVESTMENT POTENTIAL. perhaps no 1950s classic has more secure status as an American icon than the very first Thunderbird. introduced in late 1954 for the 1955 model year. Ford successfully created an entriely new category of automobile. the "personal" luxury car. Unlike the Corvette of 1953. the Thunderbird sported a standard V8 and such luxury touches as an adjustable steering column. power seat. and hardtop! Options such as power windows and wire wheel covers really made the sleek new car a luxurious looker that got noticed everywhere and has never lost its appeal. LOCATION: The car is located in Woodstock. GA. approximately 30 miles from Atlanta. PLEASE NOTE: To present this car in a very comprehensive manner. over 100 images have been provided. To see ALL of the images. you MUST place your cursor on an image - allow plenty of time for all images to download - and then scroll slowly ALL the way to the bottom. CAUTION: if you use the scroller to the FAR RIGHT of your screen or the "Click to view image album" feature. you will NOT see all the images. 2. 74 TRANSACTIONS WITH HAPPY PEOPLE! As of the date of this listing. we've had 2. 74 transactions (both buying and selling) on eBay without a single complaint. One of the keys to our selling success is the use of LARGER and MORE images than you will likely see in ANY other eBay listing. so you can CLEARLY see what you are getting. QUESTIONS? Please call Jim Murphy at 706-429-7924 if you have any questions that this description or the pictures at right do not answer for you. BE SURE TO EXAMINE ALL THE 100+ IMAGES AS THEY DETAIL IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAR! PAYMENT DETAILS: Payment is due within 3 business days of auction's end via Bank to Bank Wire Transfer. Vehicle will be released to the new owner immediately upon full clearance of payment to seller's Bank. ABOUT ME: I am an avid car enthusiast. After retiring from 30 years of sales and marketing in a Global 100 company. I formed Murphy Endeavors. LLC and began buying and selling classic cars as a collector and for friends and clients. This classic Thunderbird is owned by a friend and fellow Thunderbird collector. Please note that we have had 2. 74 eBay transactions with 100% Positive Feedback and have sold classic cars to happy eBay customers in Sweden. Switzerland. France. Australia. Russia. Canada. Japan. and throughout the United States. IMPORTANT FINAL REMARKS & CONDITIONS OF SALE. Every effort has been made to make this 1955 Thunderbird one of the finest in the world. By most any objective assessment. it is as good as or better than new. However. at its core. it is still a 59-year old vehicle with 59-year old technology. As owners of classic cars well know. even the finest originals and restored cars will need maintenance attention from time to time. and often without notice. Therefore. the sale is strictly on an as-is and final basis with no warranties or liabilities expressed or implied. The state of Georgia did not begin issuing automobile titles until 1962. Therefore. NO titles are issued for ANY vehicles made prior to the 1962 model year in Georgia. Instead. the current registration serves as the ownership document. The buyer will receive a notarized Bill of Sale. plus the original and current state of Georgia registration document (Note: consistent with the owner's desire not to drive the car. the registration issued has no expiration date and does not include a license tag). ODOMETER NOTE: the odometer was reset to zero during the restoration to reflect the total "renewal" of the car. as well as the owner's desire not to place additional miles on the car. Due to the design limitations of the odometer. it is impossible to determine the actual mileage of the vehicle. though as a practical matter it has been made irrelevant by the total restoration of the car. Every effort has been made to factually and fully present the condition of this exceptional Thunderbird. However. it is always possible that there will be an unintentional oversight or error. and everyone looks at a vehicle a bit differently. Therefore. pre-purchase examination of this car (if desired) is welcomed before (not after) the auction's closing and can be easily arranged by appointment for you or your agent. QUESTIONS? Please call Jim Murphy at 706-429-7924 if you have any questions that this description or the pictures at right do not answer for you. Payment I accept the following forms of payment: Please see description write-up for Payment Terms FREE scheduling. supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling. supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager.