1955 Ford Thunderbird

$42,595 ~ Stock #812R-HOU

292 CID V8 3- Speed Manual W/ Overdrive

$42,595 ~ Stock #812R-HOU

292 CID V8 3- Speed Manual W/ Overdrive

Stock #812R-HOU

Price: $42,595
Year Make Model: 1955 Ford Thunderbird
Engine: 292 CID V8
Transmission: 3- Speed Manual W/ Overdrive
Mileage: 150 ( since rebuilt )
Body Style: Convertible
Rear End: 10-bolt
Exterior Color: Black/ White
Interior Color: Black/ White


  • AM Radio
  • Bias Ply Tires
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Hub Caps
  • Seatbelts
  • Telescopic Wheel
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Vinyl Interior
  • White Walls
  • Numbers are Matching

SHOWROOM TIME IS 05-20-2018 04:37 PM

For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our Houston showroom is this awesome 1955 Ford Thunderbird, which has under gone an extensive restoration. Half of the fun of the car is driving it.

It is powered by its original 292 CID V8, which still has its post-bebuild break-in oil, and is a blast to drive, with its fun-to-shift 3-speed manual transmission (with overdrive).

The other half of the fun is in looking at it - it's painted in a rich black that really shines, with a black over white interior that's practically new, this baby is an eye-catcher! While its restoration wasn't a full off-frame restoration, most parts have been replaced and/or rebuilt; including a complete motor rebuild (motor has less than 50 miles on it since rebuild). The exhaust manifolds were sandblasted and coated to eliminate future rust. Also freshened up were the braking system, with new front disk brakes to enhance stopping performance. In addition, a new heater core heater duct was installed, and newly-keyed lock cylinders were installed, including ignition, doors and trunk. All of the gauges were checked, and replaced where needed. A new complete color coded wiring harness was installed (has been converted to 12v negative ground with new look-a-like alternator). The vast majority of the chrome has been replaced with new chrome. All the stainless steel has been straightened and polished, and all new glass installed, including windshield.

The seats were removed and completely rebuilt, including sandblasting and painting the frames, and then installing new foam and new seat covers. New kick panels, door panels and carpet was installed. All the rubber seals and moldings have been replaced. Five new period-correct wheels were installed, with bias ply white-wall tires. All paperwork including where engine was rebuilt and lists of parts installed on car is available. This car would make an excellent driver or could be made into a show car with very little effort.

Options on this 1955 Ford Thunderbird for sale include AM Radio, Power Seats, Telescopic Wheel, Vinyl Interior, Wide White Wall bias ply tires, seat belts, and hubcaps. For more information on this 1955 Ford Thunderbird for sale, please call the Houston showroom at (832) 243-6220; or email us at "Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com". To see more of it, go to our website: www.GatewayClassicCars.com, where you'll see HD photos and an HD video of it in operation. Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 71 Esplanade Blvd, Ste. 100, Houston, TX 77060.

Numbers Matching and Original Mileage Cars

If marked as such, the Owner states, this vehicles as numbers matching and/or original mileage. It has not been verified by Gateway Classic Cars. As such Gateway Classic Cars is not guaranteeing the authenticity of this claim. Buyer is encouraged to verify this information on their own, prior to purchase.

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This vehicle is being sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no warranty, expressed, written or implied. Gateway Classic Cars and its affiliates shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, nor is responsible for any omissions or errors in advertising and therefore makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, to their satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Gateway Classic Cars and its affiliates shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Gateway Classic Cars and its affiliates assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle, post sale.

A $237.37 document fee will be added to the sales price. All purchases may be subject to any applicable tax, title, & licensing fees.

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