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1959 Thunderbird Convertible

Model Year 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 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 ‘59s changed only in detail: a horizontal grille instead of honeycomb, air scoop, taillight panels among other small items.  Owing to production over a full year, the ’59 bested the ’58 in sales.

          Total 1959 Thunderbird Production: 67,456
          Total 1959 Convertible Production: 10,261              
           Originally Sold To: N/A
           Original MSRP:  $3,879.00

          Stock Number: C 48

1959 Thunderbird Convertible

VIN Number:  H9YJ148329
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant: Wixom, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Black
Convertible Top:   White Vinyl
Interior Trim:  Red & White Vinyl
Engine:  352 - CID Thunderbird Special OHV V-8
4-Barrel Carburetor
300 Horsepower with 10.2:1 Compression
Bore/Stroke:  4.13” x 3.25”
Transmission:  3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic

  • Am Push Button Radio
  • Heater & Defroster
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Power Steering
  • Wide White Wall Tires
  • Wire Wheels

Wheelbase:  113.0 inches

Weight:  3,903 LBS

Stock Number: C 48

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