If you're looking for a sweet 50s-era classic that's valuable, fun to drive and has the ability to turn Main Street into an instant classic car show then this is “it” for you. An all black exterior with white and black interior and a white convertible, you will think you are driving down the street in a tuxedo!
Black gloss covers the entire bodywork and hardtop, which have some minor cracking and chipping. In particular below windshield on cowl, and hardtop throughout. A continental kit has been added to the rear, which presents in good condition. Chrome and brite work are noteworthy in that they present in very nice condition. A hood scoop with chromed intake peeks out from the top and add flair to the long hood. Front bumper is straight and true, and 2 mini dagmars are attached in front of a smiling grille. On the rear, small fins sprout from the rear quarter panels, and end at the large chromed continental bumper, and tire cover. Medium wide white sidewall tires wrap standard Ford wheels and hubcaps. Fender skirts with chrome accents adorn the rear and add to the “thin body” look of this car. The top is a pre porthole window example. A white convertible top is seen tucked behind the interior bench seat.
A very nicely restored interior begins with a bench seat with white horizontal tufting within black bolsters. This motif creates the illusion of 2 seats, when in fact there is just one. Door panels are draped with machined aluminum and white tufted horizontal vinyl and are in very nice condition. The black topped dash has the machined aluminum as well but in a swirl pattern. Gauge cluster is neat and clean and is fronted by an original steering wheel. The floor shifter resides in a sea of good condition black carpeting, with nicely stitched Thunderbird logo floor mats. The headliner is also in nice condition.
A 312ci V8 mill sits nicely in a clean engine bay. An aftermarket chromed Edelbrock air cleaner is the first thing seen when one pops the hood. Other highlights include Thunderbird logo emblazoned valve covers, pristine hoses, and a newly painted engine block in red. A 3-speed automatic transmission is attached, as well as power steering, and power brakes.
Classic Auto Mall presents this fabulous 1956 Thunderbird Convertible black beauty. Whether you are taking it to your local car show or you're just cruising around town, this car is a real head turner. You can drive it with the hard top on or soft top up, or just cruise in luxury with the top down. Either way this T-bird oozes cool! This classic bird runs and drives great, all it needs is a new home.