While the 1956 Ford Thunderbird is already an irresistible icon, when you're looking for a true all-around classic, you'll instantly focus on this one. It has a great color combo, bright chrome, and desirable features like the power seat and cold-blowing air conditioning.
There's so much to love about a first-generation T-bird. It's rolling elegance with the long flowing lines, rear fender skirts, whitewall tires, and a hint of sporty style with a hood scoop and afterburner tail lights. These showcased plenty of flair with loads of brightwork, and you can tell there was a solid investment in this example. And we love the 1956 car. While this was the second year for the Thunderbird, it was when Ford delivered some of the most iconic features. You see it with the continental kit on the rear and the porthole in the hardtop. Plus, the trim tag tells us this was born a Peacock Blue car, and it's one of those single-year colors that you don't see too often.
The white hardtop looks stylish against the blue, and if you like the look of this color combo, then you'll appreciate the similar tone of the correct turquoise and white interior. The Thunderbird was made to be a personal luxury cruiser, and so we like how this one continues to have a driver-ready interior that's easy to use and enjoy. That also means you get features like a power seat, telescopic steering column, and upgraded retro-style AM/FM/cassette stereo with CD changer. And cold-blowing conditioning always has a big appeal in a drop-top that was made to cruise. And all the right details are in place, like the working dash light, plexiglas speedometer window, and the band of machine-turned trim that flows from the doors and onto the dash.
The engine bay has a very honest, tidy, and correct style. The 312 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor on top is a versatile set up to provide faithful power and good torque to keep this convertible cruising down the road. The V8 accelerates smoothly, and the confident shifts of the three-speed automatic really make this a terrific classic cruiser. And power steering and a modern treat behind the classic whitewalls add to this good driver feeling.
The sale comes complete with a hardtop stand, a soft top, and a car cover. This is the Thunderbird with a distinct style, desirable features, and a hardy V8 heart. So you know you don't want to let this one slip away. Call today!!!