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1955 Thunderbird Hard Top Convertible

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.
          The first owner re-painted the car around 1980.  Car has had only three previous owners.
          Total 1955 Thunderbird Production:       16,155                                                                                                                                      
           Originally Sold To: N/A        
    MSRP:  $2,944.00

Stock Number C78

1955 Thunderbird

VIN Number:  P5FH163442
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Assembly Plant:  Dearborn, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Torch Red
Convertible Top: White Vinyl – Hard Top Torch Red
Interior Trim:  Red & 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


  • AM/FM w/Cassette Deck & CD Changer (Aftermarket) W/ Rear Speakers (Aftermarket)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Seat
  • Power Steering & Brakes
  • Fresh Air Heater & Defroster
  • Windshield Washer
  • Engine Dress-Up Kit
  • 12-Volt Electrical System (Conversion)
  • Kelsey Hayes – Type Wire Wheels
  • Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  102.0 inches

 Weight:  2,980 LBS

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