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1958 Thunderbird Convertible

History Overview:

The big four-seater “Square Bird” as it is called was first introduced in 1958.  It was a dramatic design with unibody construction, all coil suspension, and rakish lowness.  Crisp new styling popularized the square-cut “formal” hardtop roofline.  The 113 inch wheelbase was compact, yet provided ample interior room for four.  Both the hardtop and convertible models were offered.  With two models and room for four, it was a solid success.  Almost twice as many found buyers as any of the previous two-seaters.  The ‘59’s changed in detail; a horizontal grille instead of honeycomb, air scoop, taillight panels among other smaller items.  Owing to production over a full a full year, the ‘59 bested the ’58 in sales.

Originally Sold to:  N/A
MRSP:  $3,929.00
Total 1958 Thunderbird Production:  37,892
Total 1958 Thunderbird Convertible Production:  2,134
Vehicle Mileage:  71,764 miles (Original)

Stock Number: C 216

1958 Thunderbird Convertible

VIN Number:  H8YJ128330
Exterior Color:  White
Convertible Top:  White Vinyl
Interior Trim:  Red & White Vinyl
Engine: 352 CID -Thunderbird Special OHV V-8
300 Horsepower
4-Barrel Carburetor
Compression: 10.2:1
Bore/Stroke: 4.00’ X 3.50”

Transmission:   3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic

  • AM push Button Radio
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Selectaire Air Conditioner
  • Power Steering
  • Power Brakes
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Full Wheel Covers
  • Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  113 inches
Length:  N/A
Width:  N/A
Weight:  3,944 LBS
Vehicle Mileage:  71,764 (Original)

Stock Number: C 216

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