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1955 Ford Thunderbird

312 CID V8 2 Speed Automatic

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Stock #1069-HOU
Price: $29,595
Year Make Model: 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 2 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 75,010 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: White / red

  • Power Brakes
  • Power Seats
  • Power Steering
  • Radial Tires
  • Telescopic Wheel
  • White Walls
  • Wire Wheels

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Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is proud to offer a sweet little 1955 Ford Thunderbird. When one thinks of a classic car, it's tough not to think of a first-generation T-Bird. Built in response to the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford's Thunderbird went through many changes through its production but is stilled loved by many.

The power plant is a 312 CID V8 and is coupled to an automatic transmission. This car recently had the power steering system rebuilt, along with a soft top added as well. It sits on wire wheels wrapped in white wall tires that are in good condition. This bird would make for a great driver around town or even take it to your local car show.

This first-generation car features seating for two, a soft convertible top, and hard top. The two-tone red on white interior is in good condition and truly compliments the car. All the gauges, and components appear to be original to the car and are in good condition. This one has the optional hard top which gives some more insulation in the colder months. Other nice options include power seat, power brakes, and telescopic wheel. For even more information on this 1955 Ford Thunderbird located in our Houston showroom come by and see us or contact the showroom at (832)243-6220 or email the showroom at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 2 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 12,807 ( undocumented )

Gateway Classic Cars is proud to present this beautifully restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The 1956 Ford Thunderbird is one of those designs that never goes out of style, and remains an instantly-identifiable icon of the 50s. Beautifully styled, comfortable, and with enough performance to keep almost any gearhead happy, they are perhaps the best combination of styling and performance from the 1950s. 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 CID V8. This T-bird has the larger 312 as well as a Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission, along with new wiring, stainless exhaust, and an electric radiator fan. The vivid red paint is stunning along with the red and white interior. This Thunderbird has power brakes, power steering, and a Town and Country AM radio. Stylings include round portholes in the removable hardtop, wire wheels with spinners, Firestone whitewalls, Continental kit, and fender skirts. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale is located in our Dallas-Fort Worth Showroom and can be seen in greater detail, including an HD video at www.gatewayclassiccars.com. Please call (817) 310-9400 or email us at dallas@gatewayclassiccars.com for additional information.

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Transmission: 3 Speed Auto
Mileage: 86,617 ( undocumented )

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

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Transmission: 3-speed Over-Drive
Mileage: 68,313 ( undocumented )

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Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 5,763 ( undocumented )

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Engine: 312
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 36,092 ( undocumented )

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Engine: 292 V8
Transmission: 2 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 38,329 ( undocumented )

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Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: Three Speed Automatic
Mileage: 6,426 ( undocumented )

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Transmission: TH350 Automatic
Mileage: 645 ( undocumented )

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Transmission: Automatic
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