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1955 Thunderbird

Model Year History Overview:
Thunderbird was originally designed to be small and racy with a unique look and personality that would set it apart from its contemporaries.  Although never intending to be a sports car, it was only 52.1” high and its 102 inch wheelbase was an inch and a half shorter than that of a Model A.
Luxurious enough for the most discriminating buyer, the 1955 model offered plush vinyl upholstery, “Astra-Dial” control panel, adjustable steering wheel, tachometer, and clock.  Yet, with a 292 CID V-8 engine rated at 202 HP, four barrel carburetor and dual exhaust, it was high-spirited enough for any enthusiast.  Although the original two-seated Thunderbird was only manufactured for three years, it was so advanced in concept that its influence in the automobile industry is still being felt.  In 1955 Thunderbird outsold the Chevrolet Corvette 20-1.
This Thunderbird underwent a frame-off restoration in 1992.
Total 1955 Thunderbird Production: 16,155
Originally Sold To: N/A
MSRP:  $2,944.00

Stock Number: C 05

1955 Thunderbird

VIN Number:  P5FH129512
Date of Manufacture:  Dec. 28, 1954
Assembly Plant:  Dearborn, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Black (A)
Convertible Top:  Black Vinyl
Interior Trim:  White & Black Vinyl (A)
Engine:  292 CID Thunderbird OHV Y-Block V-8  / 4-Barrel Carburetor / 202 Horsepower / Bore/Stroke:  3.75” x 3.30”
Transmission:  Ford-O-Matic
Equipment:

  • AM Push Button Radio
  • Fresh Air Heater & Defroster
  • Power Lift Windows
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Hardtop
  • Engine Dress Up Kit
  • Transistorized Ignition
  • Wire Wheels
  • Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  102.0 inches
Weight:  2,980 LBS

Stock Number: C 05

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