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1956 Ford Thunderbird

312 Wide Block 2 Speed Automatic

$36,995

312 Wide Block 2 Speed Automatic

$36,995


Stock #525R-FTL
Price: $36,995
Year Make Model: 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 312 Wide Block
Transmission: 2 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 75,957 ( actual )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Yellow
Interior Color: Green

  • Air Conditioning
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Hub Caps
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Radial Tires
  • Seatbelts
  • Vinyl Interior
  • White Walls
  • Numbers are Matching

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Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is proud to offer this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. It can easily be said that the 1st generation of Thunderbird was their finest. Between 1955 and 1957 the Thunderbird was a small 2 seat roadster which was comparable to the Chevrolet Corvette. These cars could be had with a 292 CI V8, or an optional 312 CI V8.

This T-bird has the larger 312 as well as a 2-speed automatic transmission. It has all the best options available: power steering, power brakes, power windows, and even air conditioning. The car has a stunning yellow exterior and an optional removable hard top in white. This one has a continental kit on the rear to house the spare tire. It sits on steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and sports new white wall tires. The interior has green and white upholstery on black carpet. The engine compartment is nicely finished and has a brand new heavy-duty alternator, battery, belts, cooling fan, brakes, and is professionally rewired throughout. She’s received a lot of love…. Always covered and garaged kept. This restored classic is the perfect for summertime cruises and weekend getaways.

To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit http://gatewayclassiccars.com/fort-lauderdale/1956/ford/thunderbird-S525.html. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954)227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com

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Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 51,890 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars Philadelphia is excited to welcome this stunning 1956 Ford Thunderbird to its showroom located in West Deptford, NJ! This is perhaps the quintessential ride of the 50s with a story to match! Ford had introduced the T-Bird in 1955 to counter Chevy’s Corvette and even marked it at a similar base price. Sure enough, Thunderbirds outsold Corvettes in the first year at 16,155 to Chevy’s mere 700. The famed car’s story is just as fascinating as the story of this particular vehicle in that this T-Bird has been in the hands of the same family for 60 years! Wearing a gorgeous coat of white paint applied 8 years ago, this Thunderbird experienced a thorough 17-year restoration with consideration going into all aspects of work. Great care was taken to maintain original components of the car including headlight bezels, the manual rag top and even the dash! Fuel lines, rubber goods and the gas tank were replaced to ensure a reliable ride! Powered by the rebuilt numbers matching 312 CID V8 engine and transmission, this Ford drives as smooth as the day it left the showroom and attracts looks wherever it roams! You have to see this car in person to truly appreciate the craftsmanship of Ford Motor Company and the tireless hard work of the restoration professionals that breathed new life in this family vehicle. Give us a call today to learn more about this American classic! Additional features include AM Radio, Manual Convertible Top, Removeable Hardtop, Spare Tire, Telescopic wheel and a stunning brown vinyl interior. To view this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Philadelphia showroom located in West Deptford, NJ. For more information, please call 856-599-4100 or email Philadelphia@GatewayClassicCars.com

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Engine: 292 CID V8
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Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
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Engine: 352 CID V8
Transmission: Cruise O Matic
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