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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 CDI 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.

Total 1955 Thunderbird Production: 16,155
Originally Sold To: N/A
MSRP:  $2,944.00

Stock Number: C 06

1955 Thunderbird
VIN Number:  P5FH148201
Date of Manufacture:  Jan. 29, 1955
District Dealer Code: (LP) Los Angeles
Assembly Plant:  Dearborn, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Red – Originally Black (A)
Convertible Top:  Soft Top White Vinyl
Interior Trim:  Red With White Vinyl
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:

  • Power Steering, Brakes and Seat
  • Power Lift Windows
  • Air Conditioner (Aftermarket)
  • Dual Outside Mirrors
  • Engine Dress Up Kit
  • Continental Spare Tire Kit
  • AM/FM Cassette (Aftermarket)
  • Wire Wheels With Wide Whitewall Tires
  • Fresh Air Heater/Defroster

Wheelbase:  102.0 inches
Weight:  2,980 LBS

Stock Number: C 06

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