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1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, Street Rod, Restomod For Sale

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Year Make:1956 Ford


Engine:409 CID V8


Exterior Color:Laser Red

Interior Color:Black

Mileage:8,000 ( since rebuilt )

Rear End:Ford 9


Manual Convertible Top, Radial Tires, Seatbelts, Telescopic Wheel, Vinyl Interior



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1956 Ford Thunderbird

Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is proud to offer this powerful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. Thunderbirds have a strong reputation for being great cruising classics. You can go on a weekend cruise down the coast and enjoy nature. This Thunderbird on the other hand had been built to run with the big boys. Dyno tested at 488Hp and 514trq this beauty will put some modern cars to shame. It been with its 3rd owner for 55 years and has been well care for and maintained throughout its life.

Under the hood you'll find a little more than the standard T-bird.

o 400 small block Chevy bored .040

AFR Heads

o Custom made copper 5 core radiator w/trans cooler

Electric cooling fan-manual control flexalite

o Complete MSO Ignition system & wires

o Quick fuel 750 CFM carb (dyno tuned & jetted) custom after- market air cleaner/K&N filter

Edelbrock Air Gap intake Port matched to AFR heads

o All engine fasteners stainless ARP/all braided stainless fuel lines

Holley mechanical fuel pump (dyno tuned to carb)

o Custom air cleaner - chrome valve covers

o Custom 7 qt aluminum oil pan

o Custom Hooker headers w full 2 ~ Inch exhaust system

Flowmaster mufflers street/strip Super 40 series

o All engine internal components listed on Dyno Sheet on horsepower/torque numbers


o Local built 700R--4 transmission w/shift kit (Almost no miles on recent rebuild)

Hurst Shifter/custom extra capacity oil pan/braided stainless cooling lines

31000 RPM stall custom converter

o Built custom valve body-can be manually shifted

o local built custom heavy-duty drive shaft w/H.D. universal joints


o Ford 9 inch 4:10 POS track by Pyle Brothers, Baytown, Tx.

o Ford 9 Inch custom housing by Pyle Brothers, Baytown, Tx.

Moser custom axels 31 spline

o Ford truck drum brakes

o Custom air shocks/H.D. rear springs

UP FRONT: Custom made manual Disc Brakes w/cross drilled rotors

67 Mustang manual disc brake master cylinder

o Wiring by Painless

o Custom manual cooling fan controls by Painless

The interior has been left original apart from the gauges and shifter. We would certainly qualify this '56 Thunderbird as a sleeper, however the rumble of the engine is a little hard to hide. For more information on this 1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale, to see all the HD pictures and videos of it, copy the URL below, and see it at this direct link: . Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 1910 Cypress Station Dr, Bldg 200, Houston, TX 77090. You may also call the showroom at (832) 243-6220 or email us at

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