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1956 Ford Thunderbird For Sale




Year Make:1956 Ford


Engine:312 CID V8

Transmission:3 Speed Manual

Exterior Color:Blue

Interior Color:Blue/White

Mileage:0 ( undocumented )

Air Conditioning, Aluminum Wheels, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Vinyl Interior, White Walls

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1956 Ford Thunderbird For Sale

Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to offer this 1956 Ford Thunderbird. Two-seater Thunderbirds have been a staple of the hobby since, well, the very beginning. The appeal of cars like this '56 Thunderbird is easy to understand: V8 power, a carefree attitude, a top that goes down, and lots of style. This is a spectacular car in a rare color with some nice upgrades, offering a great Thunderbird experience that will stop traffic everywhere you go.

Admittedly, Thunderbirds are popular cars and there are a lot of them available at any given moment, but if you have looked at them, you already know that good ones are sometimes tough to find. This one is nice in every way, starting with the rare Light Blue finish that really stands out. For many, the '56s are a favorite with numerous upgrades over the '55s, a continental kit, and a purer look than the '57s, and there's nobody who doesn't smile when they see this little convertible coming. The paint shows well and has minor flaws; someone spent a ton of time and money on this car, and it shows. Door gaps are good, the hood sits flush and the fender skirts (which, oddly enough, were optional) all fit well, more evidence of expensive, careful work. Chrome, which is always a big part of any '50s car's appeal, is good with the rear bumper offering built-in exhaust ports in the outer corners. Look it over carefully and you will see that there is a lot to like here.

The interior is not quite stock but uses white and blue Vinyl buckets that make for a spectacular presentation; after all, the idea behind the Thunderbird isn't to keep a low profile. The seats and carpets were restored a few years ago and show minimal wear and the wrap-around feeling of the lightly customized cockpit is enhanced by the door panels. There is a custom center console with cup holders and an armrest, as well as a nicely integrated set of gauges and power window switches. A/C was added with discreet vents under the dash and a custom control panel in place of the factory heater controls. The white hardtop is removable, of course, but we really like the way the top looks against the vivid blue paint. Ford moved the spare tire outside the trunk to answer complaints about a lack of space, and this car's trunk is nicely finished.

With 312 cubic inches and a 4-barrel carburetor, Ford's Y-block V8 is a nice companion to the open-air experience. It is smooth, torquey, and generally unobtrusive, doing what you want without ever seeming to work hard. Breathing through a 4-barrel carburetor, it starts easily and runs well, and with a Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering. The chassis shows signs of having been driven, of course, but no major trouble spots the exhaust sounds muscular without being annoying. Spectacular chrome wire wheels really make the car and carry wide whitewall radials. A stunning car that is sorted and ready to enjoy, this Thunderbird stands out because it gives you more of everything that makes Thunderbirds so popular. Call today!

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is for sale by our Atlanta Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (678) 894-4833 or email us at

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