The Ford Thunderbird hit the market in 1955 in was a direct response to the Chevrolet Corvette. While the Corvette aimed to impress with performance, the T-bird was all about style and substance. Dubbed the first “personal car” by Ford, it was described as a direct descendant of the bespoke 1930s roadsters and was aimed as a brisk grand tourer. It was light for its era and the powerful V8 could propel it to around 120 mph. The 1955 model featured the proven 292cid Y-block V8 and had bumper mounted exhausts and a trunk mounted spare tire.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this nice 1955 Thunderbird for your consideration. The car is finished in Thunderbird Blue and is quite eye catching. The paint is nice and the body is pretty clean. There are some imperfections here and there. The chrome trim is very nice and the car rides on factory hubcaps with whitewall tires. A factory color matched hardtop is included as is a white soft top. The interior features a two tone vinyl bench seats that is nice. The dashboard is clean and original and the car is well equipped with power steering, power bench seat, power windows, and an automatic transmission.
The 292cid V8 runs well and the automatic transmission is smooth. The car goes down the road very well and is a classic American road icon.
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