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Ford Thunderbird 1955

Drive the Hollywood Dream!


One of the top ten iconic American classics.  This superb, numbers matching example is in MAGNIFICENT condition inside, outside and mechanically. It comes complete with the hardtop. Having spent most of its life in Arizona it was a superb rust free ‘Bird to start with.

Over $ 62k was spent on the body off restoration, although done a while ago it has only recorded some 5,200 miles since and is probably better than when it left the factory. A whole bunch of receipts are in the file. The original 292ci V8 and Auto transmission were rebuilt by specialists, as were the suspension and steering. Converted from 6 volt to 12 volt, upgraded with a AM/FM radio with Blue Tooth. Power windows, power steering, power disc brakes, New diamond back radial white wall tyres and New KYB gas adjust shocks give a lovely ride. Recently serviced and all fluids changed. Everything works including the clock (sometimes)!

Only 3 owners in the States, now  Duty paid and UK registered.

Ford designed this as the first ‘personal car’ and compared to the early Corvettes it was a huge success. This model was a favorite with Hollywood celebrities, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood and Ava Gardner owned one. 

This car drives superbly and will continue to win Trophies.



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