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1956 Ford Thunderbird

292 CID V8 3 Speed Automatic

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Stock #37-SCT
Price: $34,995
Year Make Model: 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 89,312 ( undocumented )
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black/White

  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Player
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Hub Caps
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Radial Tires
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Vinyl Interior
  • White Walls

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Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is proud to offer this retro lightly customized 1956 Ford Thunderbird in our Scottsdale, AZ showroom. If you read the small hot rod and custom car books back in the day, you'll instantly recognize how well the current owner of this "Baby" 'bird nailed the look of a period-correct custom.

You'll notice the car's been lowered, rear skirts removed, the continental kit that all '56 T-birds had from the factory is now gone, the wide radial whites, the Olds Fiesta spinner hubcaps, and the lakes pipes all tell the smiling onlooker that this is a car from another era. Inside, the black and white tuck-n-roll interior looks period-perfect, but the steering column and wheel bring a modern touch to the interior. Seat belts assure the passengers riding inside are securely fastened in whenever this beauty hits the road. The radio is an AM/FM/CD so selecting your favorite cruising tunes is a breeze.

Under the hood, you'll see a newer GM-style power steering pump and an aluminum radiator to keep the Y-block cool. A modern Sanden compressor circulates the R134 freon through the AC system to keep the passengers in this iconic collector car cool and comfortable.The battery operates on a cut-off switch to ensure that the power will always be there to start it when you need it. The heart of all this is the smooth-running 292-4V engine accessorized with Thunderbird accessory valve covers and the chrome air cleaner.

To see 100-plus pictures and a video of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Scottsdale showroom at 623-900-4884 or email us directly at scottsdale@gatewayclassiccars.com.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 350 CID V8
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 71,826 ( undocumented )

Now up for sale in our Houston showroom is a classy blue metallic 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 140-mph speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't possess. This Thunderbird has undergone a partial restoration, and is in very good driver-quality condition. The list of mechanicals that have been modified are: The 312 CID Ford engine was swapped out in 1974 with a 350 CID Chevrolet V8 engine to provide a little more get up and go for this classy chassis. It is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission that was also added in 1974. The car has 2 known owners and was restored back in 1998 by the latest owner to preserve this piece if history. The exterior is in good condition and would get some heads turning driving down the road. This car has just the one hard top but is in nice condition and will keep you out of that wet weather. The interior of the car is in good original condition with a few small additions such as the engine turned aluminum dash to improve the appearance. The new cassette player hidden in the glove box with the Pioneer speaker behind the seat will make the drive much nicer while listening to your favorite songs. Some additional features include power steering, power windows, white walls, Cassette, AM/FM radio, and power seats. All in all, this adds up to a clean light blue bird that really is a joy to drive. It is hard to not look good driving a Thunderbird, especially when it is a T-Bird that looks this good. Call us today about this sweet little bit of nostalgia! For even more information on this 1957 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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1955 Ford Thunderbird with 2 Tops

1955 Ford Thunderbird with 2 Tops


Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual
Mileage: 82,125 ( undocumented )

Now available in our DFW-Showroom is this 1955 iconic Ford Thunderbird! The Thunderbird was considered a more dignified, personal luxury cruiser during its release. It had roll-up windows and standard V-8 power, both things that were not available on the first Corvettes in the 50’s. Other features included a removable fiberglass top, a fabric convertible top, and fender skirts for the rear wheels. There was one engine for the first 1955 T-Birds, and it was the 292 cid Y-Block V-8 fitted with a single four-barrel carburetor. With the standard 3-speed manual transmission, this engine made 193 horsepower, and with the optional Ford-o-Matic transmission, it made 198 horses. The exhaust pipes for the Thunderbird were integrated into the rear fascia and above the rear bumper, giving it an unmistakable Jet-Age look. This Thunderbird has a production date of, October 23rd-1954 and is one of the first 500 Thunderbirds manufactured! It still has the original 292 cu in Y-block V8 with a 3-speed manual, plus overdrive transmission. According to the owner, who’s owned it for the last 21 + years, this car has only 81,000 original miles! Other original parts to this vehicle include- Original Hardtop, Fender-skirts, Power seat, and Original AM radio for aesthetic purposes- (which isn’t functioning due to a 12-volt conversion). Other upgraded features include: Halogen headlights, LED tail lights, Interior seat, foam, door panels, carpet, dash cover, hardtop-headliner, H.D. radiator, 6 blade fan, 12-volt electrical conversion, Pertronics ignition, alternator, Holly 4000 barrel carburetor totally rebuilt, radial tires, and a space-saver spare. This is a strong running and great driving vehicle. If you’re looking a for a Thunderbird you can take out on the road and enjoy a cruise, look no further, you’ve found it! To view this vehicle in greater detail including HD pictures and videos, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information on this Vehicle email us at dallas@gatewayclassiccars.com or call 817-310-9400.

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

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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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1955 Ford Thunderbird

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

Gateway Classic Cars of Ft. Lauderdale is proud to present this gorgeous 1955 Ford Thunderbird. Created as competition for the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird was the first 2-seat Ford since 1938, and was designed to be a swift little luxury tourer. This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is in fantastic condition inside and out. Powered by a numbers matching 292 CID V8, mated to the 2-speed automatic transmission, this beautiful piece of American automotive history feels both fancy and fun. The red and white two-tone vinyl interior looks as good as new. The same can be said for the plush red carpeting. The white hard-top is in amazing condition, and looks awesome on the car. With a Vintage Air A/C unit installed, cruising around with the top on will never feel uncomfortable. Of course, you can always take the top off and enjoy the ride in absolute style! The stunning bright red exterior and wide white wall tires will command the attention of envious eyes as you cruise on by. The perfect summertime classic for car shows and cruise-ins, this 1955 Ford Thunderbird is road ready and raring to go. Options include A/C, AM/FM Radio, Hub Caps, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Wide White Walls, Power Steering, and a Power seat. To see this car in better detail, including over 100+ high definition videos and a full length high definition video, please go to www.gatewayclassiccars.com. To see this car in person, please make an appointment by calling us at (954)227-4202 or email us at ftlaudrdale@gatewayclassiccars.com

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


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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1955 Ford Thunderbird

1955 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 72,566 ( undocumented )

Thank you for your interest in this sharp 1955 Ford Thunderbird presented by Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa. One of the most beautiful pieces of Americana, they were considered to be direct competition to the Chevrolet Corvette. Helping spawn a new generation of automobiles in the United States, and aimed to take on the European market, the Ford Thunderbird was powered by a 292 CID V8, which gave the already smaller, lighter car the power it needed to make for both an excellent road racer as well as the perfect car for older couples to sit back and enjoy a movie at the drive-in. Mated to the engine is a 2-speed automatic transmission, which allowed the car for fairly smooth shifting, but in the higher gear allowed the vehicle to cruise at highway speeds without drinking too much gas. The interior of this car is a beautiful red and white two tone seating, with red carpets throughout. The hard-top is painted in white to give the car a two-tone look. Take the top off to enjoy the beautiful weather in absolute style! The exterior is painted to match the interior, with a stunning bright red paint job with a new black top that really gives the car a high quality 1950's kind of feel. Driving a 1955 Ford Thunderbird is truly an experience one simply cannot explain, these cars are the truest form of Americana one can find. Options include AM Radio, Hub Caps, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Wide White Walls, Wire Wheels, Power Steering, Power Brakes and Power seat. To see this car in better detail, including over 100+ high definition videos and a full length high definition video, please go to www.gatewayclassiccars.com. To see this car in person, please make an appointment by calling us at (813) 645-6200, or by email at Tampa@gatewayclassiccars.com

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


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

Modern components with classic looks! This stunning 1957 Thunderbird, originally from California, has had plenty of work done to make this an excellent reliable cruiser. Back in 2004, the 312 cubic inch V8 was pulled and completely rebuilt using mostly stock components with the exception of ARP rod bolts added for superior strength. After it was rebuilt, the engine ran strong and smooth but was still lacking modern components to supply it with added reliability. So in 2013 when the car was brought to Colorado, the car had many upgrades added including; Holley Avenger electronic fuel injection system, MSD electronic ignition, modern power steering, power disc brakes, electric fans for optimum cooling, a 4L60E automatic transmission with overdrive, electric power windows, a retro AM/FM sound system, and many more subtle changes that makes this one of the coolest T-birds on the road today! The blue paint is in great shape and the Torque Thrust wheels really set the look off right. As you get behind the aftermarket steering wheel, you will be grateful for the smaller diameter steering wheel to let you easily enter and exit the car. Once you are sitting in the car, fire it up with the simple turn of a key and begin your drive! The car feels effortless to drive, but is not lacking in power by any means. It cruises at freeway speeds with no problem and the modern wheels reduce any body roll. If you are looking for a car that is reliable enough to go on long cruises, but do not want to settle for a more modern late model body style, this 1957 Thunderbird is an excellent option for you! This vehicle is located in our Denver showroom. You can view this 1957 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it please call us at (303) 872-4722 or email us at Denver@gatewayclassiccars.com.

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1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird


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

We are excited to offer for sale in our Gateway Classic Cars Saint Louis Showroom this first generation Ford Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954 and sold exceptionally well in its first year; outselling theCorvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, a few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk and a new 12 volt electrical system. You'll be happy to hear that this low (actual) mileage classic Thunderbird has been held by the same family for nearly three decades and was stored for most of that time. The interior and body was repainted in 2016, but these are still the original panels, engine, and interior components. The smooth drive of one of Ford's most beautiful designs is a standard 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 that was engineered to produce 245 horsepower (183 kW). With its classic look, colors, lines, white-wall tires, and low body, this Thunderbird is a great find and will a its next owner very proud to have and to hold onto. To view this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video of the car running and driving just visit us online at http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information, please call 618-271-3000 or email STL@GatewayClassicCars.coma

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 312 CID V8
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
Mileage: 0 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Detroit showroom is this beautiful 1957 Ford Thunderbird. This restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird is powered by a 312 C.I.D. V8 motor followed by a C4 3-speed automatic transmission. In 1957 the 312 C.I V8 became the Thunderbird's standard engine, and now produced 245 horsepower to compete with the Corvette. The Ford Thunderbird was restored over the last 10 years with many new parts on the car and many original parts that have been restored. The 1957 Ford Thunderbird is dressed in White paint, wide style white wall radial tires, and a set of Thunderbird wire wheels. In 1957 the Ford Thunderbird was revised and Ford reshaped the front bumper, put a larger grille and tailfins to stand out, and larger tail lamps. The Ford Thunderbirds interior is first class with beautiful red vinyl power seats. Options on this Ford Thunderbird include AM radio, manual convertible top, removeable hard top, power seats, telescopic wheel, vinyl interior, wide white walls, wire wheels, and radial tires. This is a great convertible classic ready to win shows or take down the road with the top down, no matter what you do it is bound to bring attention and a smile. To view this one of a kind Thunderbird in greater detail, including an HD video and over 100 HD photos please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Detroit showroom. For more information on the 1957 Ford Thunderbird please call 313-982-3100.

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1960 Ford Thunderbird

1960 Ford Thunderbird


Engine: 352 CID V8
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: 345 ( since rebuilt )

This 1960 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. The 1960 Thunderbird was the last year for what is now known as the Square birds. A rather distinctly different car than original baby birds as the second-generation cars are much bigger and can seat 4 adults comfortably. This beautiful red example has gone through a pain staking restoration with the finished Bird being one the best I have seen. Lugged out of a junk yard 15 years ago this was a solid bird to begin with. The red paint was laid down nice and smooth with the result looking like glass. The trim and chrome on the car are exceptionally clean and remind you why these birds are classic late 50’s. Those classic wire knock offs are the perfect fit on this 60 Bird. Under the hood you will find a very clean engine bay that is as clean as they come. The period corrects 352 with its true to form yellow valve covers really putting their exclamation point under the hood. The Cruise-O-Matic 3 speed is a smooth shifting transmission that handles all the power of the 352 with ease. Inside this plush 4-seater a fresh interior has been done in red and white vinyl making for a great contrast. The middle console that flows into the back separating the buckets is one of the coolest features to come in a factory car. If you have been wanting to get yourself into a square bird that is flashy and luxurious this one must be on your list. Options on this 1960 Bird include, AM Radio, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Vinyl Interior and Knock Off Wheels wrapped in Bias PLY White Wall Tires. To view this car in full detail with HD pictures and video on this 1960 Ford Thunderbird call our Louisville showroom at (812)-294-1555, or email us at Louisville@Gatewayclassiccars.com

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1971 Ford Mustang

1971 Ford Mustang


Engine: 351C CID V8
Transmission: C6
Mileage: 66,887 ( undocumented )

For sale in our Nashville Tennessee showroom is a loud and proud 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. This 1971 Ford Mustang for sale is all American, with the ready to rumble exhaust and long lines that stretch from front to back this car is meant for car shows and cruise ins. Powering this mighty pony car is a 351C V8, what is the “C” mean? Well it’s a Cleveland built engine and in the motor world that means more power and a heftier build. Backing this Powerplant is a 4-speed manual transmission. This will give you the opportunity to bang through the gears and show these late model cars what real muscle is! The exterior of this road monster is draped in a beautiful red and black paint scheme which is classic a Ford Mustang color way! The interior of this 1971 Ford Mustang for sale is a soft and plush black vinyl interior that gives both driver and passenger that same creature comforts. Close your eyes and imagine a stout V8 firing up, with the lope of the cam and the build of the exhaust system giving it a sound that makes you feel like you are going 100MPH at a standstill… it’s a sound that gives us goosebumps! Options on this 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 includes: AM/FM radio, Power steering, Power brakes, vinyl interior and performance radial tires on wicked rally wheels! If you’re ready to hit the boulevard this weekend come on down to see us in the Nashville show room or for more information give us a call at 615-213-1800 or visit us on the web at nashville@gatewayclassiccars.com

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