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Engine: 292 CID V8Transmission: AutomaticMileage: 72566 ( undocumented )
Thank you for your interest in this beautiful 1955 Ford Thunderbird presented by Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa. One of the most beautiful pieces of Americana, they were considered to be direct competition to the Chevrolet Corvette. Helping spawn a new generation of automobiles in the United States, and aimed to take on the European market, the Ford Thunderbird was powered by a 292 CID V8, which gave the already smaller, lighter car the power it needed to make for both an excellent road racer as well as the perfect car for older couples to sit back and enjoy a movie at the drive-in. Mated to the engine is a 2-speed automatic transmission, which allowed the car for fairly smooth shifting, but in the higher gear allowed the vehicle to cruise at highway speeds without drinking too much gas. The interior of this car is a beautiful red and white two tone seating, with red carpets throughout. The hard-top is painted in white to give the car a two-tone look. Take the top off to enjoy the beautiful weather in absolute style! The exterior is painted to match the interior, with a stunning bright red paint job with a new black top that really gives the car a high quality 1950's kind of feel. Driving a 1955 Ford Thunderbird is truly an experience one simply cannot explain, these cars are the truest form of Americana one can find. Options include AM Radio, Hub Caps, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Wide White Walls, Wire Wheels, Power Steering, Power Brakes and Power seat. To see this car in better detail, including over 100+ high definition videos and a full length high definition video, please go to www.gatewayclassiccars.com. To see this car in person, please make an appointment by calling us at (813) 645-6200, or by email at Tampa@gatewayclassiccars.com
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Engine: 292 CID V8Transmission: Ford-O-MaticMileage: 462 ( since rebuilt )
For sale in our St. Louis showroom is a beautiful Golden Rod Yellow 1955 Ford Thunderbird. This Amos Minter (of Minter’s Thunderbird in Dallas) restored 55’ T-Bird looks absolutely fantastic. Open the hood and you will see the original 292 CID 4BBL V8 engine that was rebuilt and restored to like new condition. The Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission was also rebuilt and shifts beautifully. The black and yellow interior shows very well with very little signs of usage. This is a highly optioned interior including the 4-way power seat and telescopic steering wheel. The AM radio and gauges were all rebuilt and function as they should. The 6-volt system is gone, in its place is a more modern and preferred 12-volt system. The rarely seen Golden Rod Yellow paint shines beautifully and stands proud against the gleaming brightwork on this 55’ T-Bird. The underside is just as clean and shows the detail of this quality restoration. The hard top is painted to match the body, while the soft top is black vinyl. You have the possibility of 3 different looks, yellow hard top, black vinyl top, or no top at all! The odometer reads 464, which represents the actual mileage put on the car since the restoration was complete. Options for this 1955 Ford Thunderbird include: AM Radio, Telescopic Steering Wheel, Manual Convertible Top (Hard and Soft Top included), Power Seats, Vinyl Interior, Power Steering, Firestone Wide White Wall Bias Ply Tires, and Kelsey Hayes Wire Wheels. This is an incredible opportunity to own a 55’ Thunderbird that was restored by the Thunderbird guru himself, Amos Minter. This no expense spared restoration also won the Gold Trophy in Washington State. To view this 1955 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our St. Louis showroom. For more information please call 618-271-3000 or email STL@GatewayClassicCars.com
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Engine: 292 CIDTransmission: AutomaticMileage: 77854 ( actual )
The year is 1955, The popular Western show "Gunsmoke" debuts on television., while this gorgeous black T-Bird Convertible rolls into showrooms for sale. This two-owner convertible now only has 77,854 actual miles. And was recently rebuilt in 2012. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. It was a two-seat design available with a detachable fiber glass hard top and a folding fabric top. Production of the Thunderbird began later in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a hood scoop and a 150-mph speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't possess. Mechanically though, the Thunderbird could trace its roots to other mainstream Fords. Though inspired by, and positioned directly against, the Corvette, Ford billed the Thunderbird as a personal car, putting a greater emphasis on the car's comfort and convenience features rather than its inherent sportiness. The Thunderbird sold exceptionally well in its first year. In fact, the Thunderbird outsold the Corvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, few changes were made to the car for 1956. To view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD pictures please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com or our Denver showroom. Call 303-872-4722 for more information.
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Engine: 292 V8Transmission: 3-speed Over-DriveMileage: 68313 ( undocumented )
For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. Louis showroom is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. This first year Thunderbird is painted in a rare Goldenrod Yellow with a white soft top, white hardtop with black and white two-toned interior. Power comes from a 292-cubic inch V8, the only available engine for 1955. This one is equipped with a manual 3 speed transmission and optional over drive. The over drive is a neat unit. Once in 3rd gear and you're ready, pull the T handle beneath the dash and you're in! Other equipment includes power seats, wide white wall radial tires and a white hardtop. To add some personal touches, the previous owner decided to paint the hard-top white as opposed to keeping it body color as the factory would have painted it. The soft top is also white which would have been black fabric from the factory. These personal touches give the car a unique look and help it stand out from other '55 Thunderbirds. This is easily reversible if someone chooses. Recent maintenance includes new tires, new clutch and a rebuilt carburetor. In 1955 Ford introduced the Thunderbird to knock a dent into Corvette sales. Ford accomplished this with flying colors. 1955 Corvette production reached 700 units compared to Ford's whopping 16,155! Chevrolet needed some serious help if they were going to save the Corvette. Eventually Ford decided to lean more towards the luxury side and away from the performance side that the Corvette was pursuing. The Thunderbird has had a long and interesting run over the years. However, there's no mistaking the first run of the 1955 through 1957 T-Birds. They are the most collectible of any Thunderbird and will always be the most collectible. These hard and soft top equipped Thunderbirds are very cool, giving you the coupe and convertible feel all in one car. Call our St. Louis showroom for more information on this early T-bird at 618-271-3000 or email STL@gatewayclassiccars.com. To view HD photos and video, visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com
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Engine: 292 4-BBL V8Transmission: Ford-O-MaticMileage: 12756 ( undocumented )
Gateway Classic Cars of St. Louis is proud to offer a sweet little 1955 Ford Thunderbird. When one thinks of a classic car, it's tough not to think of a first generation T-Bird. Built in response to the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford's Thunderbird went through many changes through its production. The first generation cars or "Baby Birds" feature seating for two, a soft convertible top, and an optional hard top. This '55 has a classic color scheme with "Thunderbird Blue" exterior, a white convertible top, and matching two tone interior. It sits on wire wheels wrapped in wide white wall tires. This one has the optional hard top which gives some more insulation in the colder months. Other nice options include power seat, power brakes, and telescopic wheel. The power plant is a 292 CID V8 which puts out 193 Horsepower. This is coupled to a Ford-o-Matic Automatic transmission. With a classic color combination, and a classic body style, this Thunderbird is a sight to behold. This Baby Bird is perfect for your next cruise night, car show, or drive to the drive in. You can see this 1955 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail in our St. Louis showroom or at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Please contact 618-271-3000 or email@example.com with inquiries.
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Engine: 292 V8Transmission: AutomaticMileage: 88393 ( undocumented )
For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. Louis showroom is a stunning 1955 Ford Thunderbird. This is a great example of a very well restored 1st year Thunderbird. The smooth running 292 fires right up and idles smoothly. Equipment includes Power steering, Power brakes and Power windows. It is painted in an eye catching red over two tone red and white interior with a matching red hard top. Adding to the pop and shimmer is a set of radial wide white wall tires wrapped around a set of wire wheel hub caps for a very classy look. Power from the 292 is sent through a smooth shifting automatic transmission. The odometer is showing 88,393 with roughly 3,000 since the rebuild. The Thunderbird was Ford’s answer to the Corvette and they ended up selling 23 of them to every Corvette in 1955. This almost put an end to the Corvette until the Thunderbird went another route in 1958 and leaned more towards the luxury market by adding a couple of more seats. The first-generation Thunderbird will always be a recognizable car and who can forget Suzanne Sommers driving a white T-Bird in American Graffiti? For more information on this gorgeous classic 1955 Ford Thunderbird, call 618-271-3000 or stop by our St. Louis showroom. To view HD photos and video, visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com
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Engine: 292 CID V8Transmission: 3- Speed Manual W/ OverdriveMileage: 150 ( since rebuilt )
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.
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: Ford-O-MaticMileage: 5811 ( undocumented )
This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in our Louisville KY showroom. Although many will compare the early T birds or baby birds to the Corvette that is not what Ford was shooting for. The Bird was supposed to be an upscale 2 seater convertible and created a whole new segment known as the personal luxury car. It would be loved by car people but practicality was not one of its strong suites which would kill the original design in just 3 years. Though it would go on for quite some time and grow in both popularity and size these baby birds are the ones that still have the collector’s heart. This 55 is a splendid example of what the collector market is searching for. The red paint is silky smooth and is probably better than you would get from the factory back then. Of course, the white hard top is a great contrast and yet still the best part of it all is the car is exactly the way it left the factory. Yes, this is an original red/white car which in many opinions is the most desirable combo. With all the chrome accents, there is no way you will go unnoticed in this red beauty. The interior is finished back to the way it was as well with the powered bench seat covered in matching red and white vinyl. Take the hardtop off and you’re good to go on that relaxing Sunday cruise but you always take the chance of running into some rain. With this baby bird having a soft top stored behind the seat the problem is solved. Tilt the hood forward and the classic Y block is right at home and looks as if the car was made around it. Maintaining the original 6 Volt/Generator setup this Red bird is ready to fly. The automatic transmission or Ford-o-Matic shifts out nicely especially under hard acceleration. If you have wanted a great car to add to your collection or just a T bird fanatic either way this little drop top is ideal. Options on this 1955 Ford Thunderbird include; Vinyl Interior, Power Seats, Manual Convertible Top, Hub Caps, and Wide White Wall Radial Tires. To view this car in full detail with HD pictures and video on this 1955 Ford Thunderbird call our Louisville showroom at (812)-294-1555, or email us at Louisville@Gatewayclassiccars.com
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Engine: 396 Chevy 6-71 BlowerTransmission: TH-350Mileage: 0 ( undocumented )
For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. Louis showroom is a one of a kind 1955 Ford Thunderbird. This is not your grandfather's T-Bird. Power comes from a Chevy 396 Big Block and a 6-71 Blower! Yes that's right, a blown big block Chevy in a T Bird. Certainly enough power for this lightweight. The body is fiberglass and it has a narrowed rear end plus a Mustang II front end. Power is sent to the rear wheels via TH-350 automatic, Ford 9" and 3.55 gears. Front disc brakes will slow you down in a hurry. In addition to this wild build, it is also equipped with Power windows, radio and a Power trunk lid. The looks of this Thunderbird will draw a crowd from anywhere. Bright red, convertible, blower sticking out of the hood and fat Mickey Thompson tires out back. Of course if you don't see this car coming, you'll hear it! It's not too loud but will certainly let you know that it means business. The rumble from the Big block and the whine from the blower, yes that will do it. Inside is a stock Thunderbird bench seat, modified gauges, switches for the electric fuel pump, electric cooling fan, ignition and a power cutoff in the glove box. The trunk is finished nicely and features a fuel cell in between he rear tubs for the giant rear wheels. Top up or top down, this is a fun car. For those of you that like the look of the old Thunderbirds but need double the power, look no further, as this one belongs in your garage. Call our St. Louis showroom for more information on this Blown T-Bird or stop by for a closer look. To view HD photos and video, visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com
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Engine: 312Transmission: 3 Speed AutomaticMileage: 36092 ( undocumented )
For sale in our Saint Louis Showroom is this first generation Ford Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954 and sold exceptionally well in its first year; outselling theCorvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, a few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk and a new 12 volt electrical system. You'll be happy to hear that this low (actual) mileage classic Thunderbird has been held by the same family for nearly three decades and was stored for most of that time. The interior and body was repainted in 2016, but these are still the original panels, engine, and interior components. The smooth drive of one of Ford's most beautiful designs is a standard 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 that was engineered to produce 245 horsepower (183 kW). With its classic look, colors, lines, white-wall tires, and low body, this Thunderbird is a great find and will a its next owner very proud to have and to hold onto. To view this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video of the car running and driving just visit us online at http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information, please call 618-271-3000 or email STL@GatewayClassicCars.coma
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Engine: V8Transmission: 3 Speed AutomaticMileage: 66204 ( undocumented )
For sale in our Fort Lauderdale showroom is this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The first generation of the Thunderbird was Ford’s answer to Chevrolet’s Corvette. The Tbird story started in 1953 on paper and Ford showed the first prototype in early 1954. Even though it was a rapid development Ford did a fantastic job and today the early Thunderbirds are on top of the list of almost every car enthusiast in the world. This particular 1956 Ford Thunderbird is a very nice driver. Lady owned for the past 10 years and she took good care of her “Baby Bird” Olivia. For many people the cars from the 50’s are considered a piece of art. It is a pleasure to just walk around this turquoise Thunderbird and see the many details and the great craftmanship. After the walk around, you want to get in the drivers seat and take off in it. This Tbird is powered by its 292ci V8 engine and shifted by an automatic transmission. You will have a good time driving this one around town. A major plus is that the car comes with both tops, the port hole hardtop and a soft top. To put an additional soft top in an early Thunderbird would cost you between $4000 and $5000. Folks, this one has it already folded up behind the bench seat. The continental kit and the white wall tires are a perfect fit to the Bird. This is a great buy if you are not looking to spent a fortune on one. This is a great driver that is ready for new adventures. Let it ride. To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view the car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954) 227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 3-Speed AutomaticMileage: 51890 ( undocumented )
Gateway Classic Cars is excited to welcome this stunning 1956 Ford Thunderbird to its showroom located in West Deptford, NJ! This is perhaps the quintessential ride of the 50s with a story to match! Ford had introduced the T-Bird in 1955 to counter Chevy’s Corvette and even marked it at a similar base price. Sure enough, Thunderbirds outsold Corvettes in the first year at 16,155 to Chevy’s mere 700. The famed car’s story is just as fascinating as the story of this particular vehicle in that this T-Bird has been in the hands of the same family for 60 years! Wearing a gorgeous coat of white paint applied 8 years ago, this Thunderbird experienced a thorough 17-year restoration with consideration going into all aspects of work. Great care was taken to maintain original components of the car including headlight bezels, the manual rag top and even the dash! Fuel lines, rubber goods and the gas tank were replaced to ensure a reliable ride! Powered by the rebuilt numbers matching 312 CID V8 engine and transmission, this Ford drives as smooth as the day it left the showroom and attracts looks wherever it roams! You have to see this car in person to truly appreciate the craftsmanship of Ford Motor Company and the tireless hard work of the restoration professionals that breathed new life in this family vehicle. Give us a call today to learn more about this American classic! Additional features include AM Radio, Manual Convertible Top, Removeable Hardtop, Spare Tire, Telescopic wheel and a stunning brown vinyl interior. To view this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including HD pictures and an HD video, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Philadelphia showroom located in West Deptford, NJ. For more information, please call 856-599-4100 or email Philadelphia@GatewayClassicCars.com
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Engine: 292 CID V8Transmission: 3 Speed ManualMileage: 500 ( since rebuilt )
Up for sale in our Detroit showroom is this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is powered by a numbers matching 292 CID V8 motor followed by a Ford 3-speed manual transmission. In 1956 this Thunderbird came with a 292 CID V8 that a year later became the Thunderbird's standard engine, and produced 202 horsepower to compete with the Corvette. The 1956 Ford Thunderbird is dressed in Peacock Blue paint, wide style white wall radial tires, a set of Thunderbird hub caps, and the matching Peacock and White vinyl interior to set off the car. In 1956 Ford made a very noticeable change by moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper, which gave you more storage room in the trunk giving it more room and a new 12 volt electrical system. In 1956 Ford also made an optional porthole in the removable roof which was selected by buyers. The Ford Thunderbirds interior is first class with beautiful blue vinyl seats, AM/FM radio, and a custom center console. Other Options include: hub caps, Coker Classic wide white wall tires, and continental spare tire kit. Also, this Thunderbird comes with both the hard and soft convertible tops. This is a great original Ford Thunderbird that is ready to cruise the road with the top down, no matter the day this car brings a smile and that old cruising feel of 1956. To view this one of a kind Thunderbird in greater detail, including an HD video, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or our Detroit showroom. For more information on the 1956 Ford Thunderbird please call 313-982-3100.
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 2 Speed AutomaticMileage: 243 ( since rebuilt )
Gateway Classic Cars is proud to present this 1956 Ford Thunderbird. This Thunderbird has 312 cubic engine matched to a 3 speed Automatic Transmission. The Peacock Blue Paint is stunning. The White Hard top looks great as well. The Peacock Blue and White is flawless as well. The Thunderbird has Power Brakes Power Seats Power Steering and a AM Radio. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird was built by the world famous Minter Thunderbirds out of Dalls Texas. Minter Thunderbirds holds the world record for the highest ever price at auction for the cars they build. This car was completed in April of 2017 and has only 254 since the Frame off Restoration. This is one of the nicest THunderbirds in the country. It was built to win the National Thunderbird Concourse. Words do not describe the build quailty of this car. It is of the highest and most painstaking of restorations in the world. This is like buying a brand new 1956 Thunderbird only better. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale is located in our Indianapolis Showroom and can be seen in greater detail, including an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Please call (317)688-1100 or email us at INDY@gatewayclassiccars.com for additional information.
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Engine: 312 Wide BlockTransmission: 2 Speed AutomaticMileage: 75957 ( actual )
Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is proud to offer this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. It can easily be said that the 1st generation of Thunderbird was their finest. Between 1955 and 1957 the Thunderbird was a small 2 seat roadster which was comparable to the Chevrolet Corvette. These cars could be had with a 292 CI V8, or an optional 312 CI V8. This T-bird has the larger 312 as well as a 2-speed automatic transmission. It has all the best options available: power steering, power brakes, power windows, and even air conditioning. The car has a stunning yellow exterior and an optional removable hard top in white. This one has a continental kit on the rear to house the spare tire. It sits on steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and sports new white wall tires. The interior has green and white upholstery on black carpet. The engine compartment is nicely finished and has a brand new heavy-duty alternator, battery, belts, cooling fan, brakes, and is professionally rewired throughout. She’s received a lot of love…. Always covered and garaged kept. This restored classic is the perfect for summertime cruises and weekend getaways. To see 100+ HD pictures and a video of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please visit http://gatewayclassiccars.com/fort-lauderdale/1956/ford/thunderbird-S525.html. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view car in person, please call the Fort Lauderdale showroom at (954)227-4202 or email us directly at fortlauderdale@GatewayClassicCars.com
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Engine: 292 CID V8Transmission: 3 Speed ManualMileage: 59852 ( undocumented )
Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to present this stunning 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The first-generation Thunderbirds were some of the most iconic automobiles ever created by Ford and came onto the scene one year prior in direct response to the Chevrolet Corvette and many European sports cars of the time. The original concept looked a bit foreign and the actual production model proved to be more American and luxurious. This fine example is just amazing and features the original shade of Black with matching black and white interior, white hardtop. Powering up this beauty is the 292 Cubic Inch V8 mated to the 3 speed Manual transmission which will really make this car get up and go. This car had some great options including a hood scoop, fender skirts, continental kit, Air conditioning, and AM FM cassette radio…Driving this car with the top down is like taking a trip down memory lane. Most old cars from the '50's and '60's can be cumbersome and difficult to drive but not this beauty. One turn of the key and the V8 comes to life and this car rides and handles like a more modern car and is sure to get plenty of attention on the road. This car will stand out in the crowd. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1061/1956-ford-thunderbird
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 2 Speed Powerglide automaticMileage: 33981 ( actual )
Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is proud to offer a gorgeous fire engine red 1956 Ford Thunderbird. There's some truth in the fact that some things are just done right the first time around. In the case of the Ford Thunderbird, it doesn't get much better than the first generation. Between 1955 and 1957 the Thunderbird was a small 2 seat roadster which was comparable to the Chevrolet Corvette. The car has been repainted about 2.5 years ago in the fire engine red you see and it contrasts very well against the white top & two-tone black & red vinyl interior. The cars exterior shows very well with the red glossy paint that gleams in the lights and really looks great out in the sunshine. The bumpers, trim, glass, continental kit on the rear, fender skirts, & the hard top are all in great condition. No dents, dings, or rust to be found on the car. This pretty 56’ Tbird is equipped with the larger more sought after larger 312 CID V8. The small block V8 runs very well & sounds healthy through the powerband, it is paired to a 2-speed power glide automatic transmission that shifts well. The engine is believed to have been rebuilt at some point in its life as it runs very smoothly. The engine compartment is nicely finished and could easily be displayed at a car cruise. Looking at the interior you’ll see the multicolor combination of the black & red seats with the silver & black dash & door panels. They are in excellent condition and it looks great. Don’t see this color combo on too many Thunderbirds. With new dash controls, new seat belts, new Vintage AC system that blows cold, you will be ready to hit the road in no time! It sits on steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and sports white wall tires. This one also has plenty of options: power steering, power brakes, power seats, power windows, continental kit, removable hard top, and even air conditioning. This one has a on the rear to house the spare tire. This restored classic is the perfect for summertime cruises and weekend getaways. You can see this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail in our Houston showroom or at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Please contact 832-243-6220 or firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
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Engine: V-8Transmission: AutomaticMileage: 11784 ( undocumented )
Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to present this striking 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The first-generation Thunderbirds were some of the most iconic automobiles ever created by Ford and came onto the scene in 1955 in direct response to the Chevrolet Corvette and many European sports cars of the time. The original concept looked a bit foreign and the actual production model proved to be more American and luxurious. This fine example is just jaw-dropping and features a stunning shade of White with matching black and white interior, white porthole hardtop and white soft top making this car really stand out in the crowd. Powering up this beauty is what is believed to be the original V8 Engine mated to the 2-Speed Ford-O-Matic transmission which was very similar to the Powerglide of the time. This car has some great options including a hood scoop, fender skirts, both tops, power windows and Air Conditioning as well as the super cool town and Country radio. Driving this car with the top down/off is like taking a trip down memory lane. Most old cars from the '50's and '60's can be cumbersome and difficult to drive but not this beauty. One turn of the key and the V8 comes to life and this car rides and handles like a more modern car and is sure to get plenty of attention on the road. Can you imagine it in your garage? This is the one you want to own. This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/orlando/1957/ford/thunderbird-S668.html
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Engine: 312cid 245hp D-codeTransmission: 3 Speed AutoMileage: 86617 ( undocumented )
For sale in our Atlanta showroom is a sexy and sporty 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The last year of the small body style, this "Baby bird" was adorned with something it's predecessors didn't, wings. This '57 Thunderbird sports the lovely sounding 312 CID V8 “D-Code”, topped with the ever-so beautiful finned Thunderbird valve covers. Backed by a Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, this Ford thunderbird is a pleasure to run through the gears. Ad in power steering and you have yourself one easy driving classic sports car. The exterior is sporty yet tasteful, painted in red, with matching top. The grill, hood scoop, and FoMoCo portholes give this car a sleek look that compliments all the curves of the car. With a nicely chromed front and rear bumper, it has just the right amount of flash that would be expected from a car born during the big bumper era. With wide whitewall tires, this '57 Thunderbird for sale has just as much class as it does sass! The interior is fresh, with gorgeous red and white vinyl seats. Adorned with a prism gauge cluster, prism trim, and white accents, this Thunderbird sports interior that would stay classic for decades to come! Options on this 1957 Ford T-Bird for sale, include: AM/FM radio, manual convertible hard top, vinyl interior, power steering, and wide whitewall bias ply tires. Now's your chance to own a restored beauty that's ready to hit the show circuit. Whether you're looking for show OR go, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has what you're looking for! For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or e-mail us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com.
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Engine: 302 CID V8Transmission: 3-Speed AutomaticMileage: 1213 ( since rebuilt )
For sale in our Nashville Tennessee showroom is a sexy yet sinister 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. This Bird for sale has wings that are as wide a jumbo jet, a Ford 302CID V8 that is begging to be let loose and scream down the road. This power plant was plucked out of a 70’s era mustang and backed with a C4 Automatic Transmission. What a perfect parring under this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, you will be making Ford owners jealous all day while your 1957 Ford Thunderbird rumbles by them. You can zing on by down the interstate as this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible was made for cruising. The exterior of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible for sale is a deep and dark Burgundy that has so much flake in it you would think it was a NASA engineered rolling solar panel, but still gorgeous. The Convertible top is a Bright white that will help to reflect the sun, make the lower half of the car pop and give you that two-tone look that every motor head loves. As you literally climb into the cabin of you soon to be 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible you can rest on a plush vinyl seat, jamb out to you favorite golden oldies and roll on down the road. Make us of that C4 automatic trans and carve some corners on the back roads. Options and features on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible include: AM/FM/Cassette player, Manual Convertible top, Power brakes, Power steering, Power seats, Tilt wheel, vinyl interior, Wide white wall radial tires that are wrapped around steel wheels and chromed beauty caps. For more information please call the Nashville showroom at 615-213-1800 or visit us on the web at Nashville@gatewayclassiccars.com
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Engine: 312cid V-8Transmission: 3 Speed AutomaticMileage: 21889 ( undocumented )
Gateway Classic Cars is excited to offer this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster. For Sale in our Atlanta showroom is this 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Just wait until you see this amazing original car. A true beauty! This first generation T-Bird is an owner stated numbers matching, low mileage car. The T-Bird was the first 2-seat Ford since 1938. This beautiful car is Flame red with a matching red and white vinyl interior. It is powered by 312 cid, 4 bbl carb and an automatic transmission. It is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, factory tach, telescopic steering wheel, AC – dealer installed option, electronic ignition, electric fuel pump nand the list goes on. It also has new brakes, gaslines and gas tank. The exterior has a removable hard top, a convertible soft top, tonneau cover, fender skirts, Kelsey-Hayes Thunderbird chromed wire wheels and Coker Classic wide white walls, and a removable center console with cup holders. You won’t see too many like this one. Come see for yourself. This T-Bird is sure to impress! To view this car in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit us at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and click on Atlanta. For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or email us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 3 Speed AutomaticMileage: 80873 ( actual )
Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando is proud to present this 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale. Ford had a car that combined the flair of a sports car and the comfort of a boulevard cruiser, the Thunderbird. However, a slight sales decline in 1956 sent Ford Designers back to their drawing boards. The labor resulted in the consummate two-seat Thunderbird. Buyers noticed the restyled grill, stretched rear sheet metal, fresh bumper designs and improved seating the 1957 version offered. Other less visible improvements included larger openings for improved cooling, revised spring rates, larger brakes, stiffer chassis crossmembers, a 12-volt electrical system and new 14-inch wheels. These evolutionary steps enabled a more stable and capable handling Thunderbird and its spare tire back in the trunk. Under the hood of this beauty is a 312 CID V8 and backed by a 3-speed automatic transmission. The exterior in the original Colonial White. The interior is a combination of black and white vinyl. Options include: Manual Convertible Soft Top, AM/FM Radio, Power Windows, Bias Ply Tires, Wire Wheels, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Wide White Walls and Telescopic Wheel. This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in our Orlando Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (407)771-2000 or email us at Orlando@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you would like to see it in person, come to our Orlando Showroom, located at 635 Century Point Suite 101, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/ORD/1105/1957-ford-thunderbird
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 4 Speed AutomaticMileage: 5763 ( undocumented )
Modern components with classic looks! This stunning 1957 Thunderbird, originally from California, has had plenty of work done to make this an excellent reliable cruiser. Back in 2004, the 312 cubic inch V8 was pulled and completely rebuilt using mostly stock components with the exception of ARP rod bolts added for superior strength. After it was rebuilt, the engine ran strong and smooth but was still lacking modern components to supply it with added reliability. So in 2013 when the car was brought to Colorado, the car had many upgrades added including; Holley Avenger electronic fuel injection system, MSD electronic ignition, modern power steering, power disc brakes, electric fans for optimum cooling, a 4L60E automatic transmission with overdrive, electric power windows, a retro AM/FM sound system, and many more subtle changes that makes this one of the coolest T-birds on the road today! The blue paint is in great shape and the Torque Thrust wheels really set the look off right. As you get behind the aftermarket steering wheel, you will be grateful for the smaller diameter steering wheel to let you easily enter and exit the car. Once you are sitting in the car, fire it up with the simple turn of a key and begin your drive! The car feels effortless to drive, but is not lacking in power by any means. It cruises at freeway speeds with no problem and the modern wheels reduce any body roll. If you are looking for a car that is reliable enough to go on long cruises, but do not want to settle for a more modern late model body style, this 1957 Thunderbird is an excellent option for you! This vehicle is located in our Denver showroom. You can view this 1957 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail including HD pictures and an HD video of it running and driving at Gatewayclassiccars.com. If you are interested in purchasing this vehicle or have more questions regarding it please call us at (303) 872-4722 or email us at Denver@gatewayclassiccars.com.
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Engine: 292 CID V8Transmission: 3 Speed ManualMileage: 76791 ( undocumented )
For sale in our Dallas Fort Worth showroom is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Originally intended to go head to head with the Corvette, the Thunderbird later found its true calling as a luxury two seat car. Ford developed its own niche market the “Personal Luxury Car”. So now you can own your own piece “Personal Luxury”. Kept up as a driving classic this sporty little convertible is ready for you to take her on a cruise night to the movies to the local drive in. When new this car was optioned with a removable hard top only, but in 1957 the hard top was preferred as the hard top contained standard portholes that rid the baby bird of the blind spots that plagued the earlier model years. This car was also optioned as a manual 3 speed on the floor. The paint has been redone in the factory combination, red with red top and is a timeless look from the 50’s. This Thunderbird is ready for you to enjoy for years to come. The options include; Am radio, Seat belts, Vinyl interior, Wide white wall radial tires. To view this 1957 Ford Thunderbird in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information please call the Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom at 817-310-9400 or email at email@example.com.
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: Three Speed AutomaticMileage: 6426 ( undocumented )
Gateway Classic Cars of Scottsdale is pleased to offer this 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale in our Arizona showroom. Is there anything more classic than a first generation Thunderbird in white (think Suzanne Somers in "American Graffiti") with a two-tone black and white interior. Yes, I know hers was a '56, but still, a classic color for a timeless design. Under this hood of this sweet machine is a 312 CID V8, eight cylinder, engine. This motor is tied to an automatic three speed transmission that pushes a rear wheel drive line. This beautiful American icon has recently been gone over from top to bottom by an experienced Thunderbird expert. Everything works as it should, and this 'bird starts, runs, drives, steers and stops like it did when new. The stunning addition of the Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels and wide whites really set this two-seater off perfectly. This one even has both tops; the convertible top is fairly new, and a port hole top can be installed for a person that prefers this look. The owner has also kept the original steering wheel if the next owner prefers the look of the original over the custom Grant wheel. Don't miss this legendary car. A 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale at a great price for a car that needs nothing. Our 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale includes: AM/FM Radio, power steering, radial tires and is stated by the owner to be a numbers matching car, however Gateway Classic Cars does not verify nor guarantee this statement as we are not inspectors nor appraisers. To see 100-plus pictures and a video of this 1950 Chevrolet 3100, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view this vehicle in person, please call the Scottsdale showroom at 623-900-4884 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: AutomaticMileage: 7662 ( undocumented )
For sale in our Chicago showroom is this beautiful "Blue Dream" 1957 Ford Thunderbird. With a nice Azure Blue paint laid over the body and removable hard top of this classic, one can’t help but be drawn back to a simpler time. Elvis was the most controversial musician, 12 Angry Men was in theaters with Old Yeller, and the cost of a gallon of gas was a whopping twenty-four cents. The 312 cubic inch V8 cradled snugly under hood was the top of the line engine offered, and did a fine job of making this sporty roadster scoot all over town. Backing up the Thunderbirds V8 is a healthy 2-speed automatic that shifts as smooth as when it was new. While the cool blue covering this ’57 T-bird isn’t the original color, it is very fitting on this classic Ford. The slick two-tone “Dresden Blue” interior matches very well, and adds to the very classic look on this beautiful ‘bird. This feisty Ford was treated to some serious restoration work around 2006, including the fresh paint, a brake overhaul, suspension work, a new gas tank, starter, motor mounts, wiring harnesses, the list goes on and on! What you are looking at is a new-new 1957 Ford Thunderbird! This sporty cruiser will paint a perfect smile on your face every time you fire up that Thunderbird V8. Options include: Power Seats, Wipers, Hub Caps, Vinyl Interior, Manual Top and Removable Hard Top, and While Wall Tires. For more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird, contact our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488 or Chicago@GatewayclassicCars.com. To see more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle running and driving, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.
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Engine: 350 CID V8Transmission: 3-Speed AutomaticMileage: 71826 ( undocumented )
Now up for sale in our Houston showroom is a classy blue metallic 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 140-mph speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't possess. This Thunderbird has undergone a partial restoration, and is in very good driver-quality condition. The list of mechanicals that have been modified are: The 312 CID Ford engine was swapped out in 1974 with a 350 CID Chevrolet V8 engine to provide a little more get up and go for this classy chassis. It is paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission that was also added in 1974. The car has 2 known owners and was restored back in 1998 by the latest owner to preserve this piece if history. The exterior is in good condition and would get some heads turning driving down the road. This car has just the one hard top but is in nice condition and will keep you out of that wet weather. The interior of the car is in good original condition with a few small additions such as the engine turned aluminum dash to improve the appearance. The new cassette player hidden in the glove box with the Pioneer speaker behind the seat will make the drive much nicer while listening to your favorite songs. Some additional features include power steering, power windows, white walls, Cassette, AM/FM radio, and power seats. All in all, this adds up to a clean light blue bird that really is a joy to drive. It is hard to not look good driving a Thunderbird, especially when it is a T-Bird that looks this good. Call us today about this sweet little bit of nostalgia! For even more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird located in our Houston showroom come by and see us or contact the showroom at (832)243-6220 or email the showroom at Houston@GatewayClassicCars.com
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: AutomaticMileage: 10125 ( since rebuilt )
For sale in our Chicago showroom is this stunning 1957 Ford Thunderbird painted in the very memorable, Dusk Rose. Under the hood sits a smooth purring 312 cubic inch V8 which pushes the power it produces through an automatic transmission. The powerplant has been dressed up to give it a look that truly makes it shine like a diamond. There is just over 10k miles on the clock, which represents this birds’ footprint since it endured a total frame-off restoration that was completed in 2007, the year of its 50th birthday. During this endeavor, in addition to the entire body, all the mechanics were restored making it a nearly new car once again. It was also fitted with an aluminum radiator and electric fuel pump to keep it going smoother and longer than any other car of this era. The white vinyl interior gives the simple impression of a cloud. Clean, pure, comfortable. It is a great design and feel for the classic cruiser that this car has been known for throughout the past decades. Once inside, you can make sure your comfort is maximized by utilizing the smooth, optional power seats. This timeless Ford is equipped with a modern multi-disk AM/FM stereo that can play any of your favorites like “Long Tall Sally”, “Tutti Frutti”, or “Jailhouse Rock”. This beautifully restored and maintained coupe is ready to hit the open road, turn heads, or surely be a top competitor in any local car show! Options include: Air Conditioning, AM/FM/ Radio, Cassette, CD, Manual Convertible Top, Power Breaks, Power Seats, Power Windows, Radial Tires, Seat Belts, Tilt/Telescopic Wheel, and Vinyl Interior. For more information on this gorgeous 1957 Ford Thunderbird, contact our Chicago showroom at (708) 444-4488 or Chicago@GatewayClassicCars.com. To see more HD photos and an HD video of this vehicle running and driving, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com.
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 3-Speed AutomaticMileage: 40457 ( actual )
Now up for sale in our Houston showroom is one sweet 1957 Thunderbird. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. “Elegance” is the best single word description of this car personal luxury vehicle. Beautiful bronze colored paint, white top, and white interior, and white wall tires, "wow" is an appropriate reaction for this car. This beautiful restored survivor has only 40457 ACTUAL miles!! This is a twin top car with the hard top & soft top to go with the car. The car has been through a full frame-off restoration and it shows very well indoors & outside in the sunshine! The car has a new vintage AC system that blows cold. The engine is a healthy-running original to the car 312 CID V8 and is backed by the ever-loved Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly through each gear. The exterior is free from major defects, the interior looks great, overall from bumper to bumper the car is solid and is turn-key ready for car shows & meets. It has the luxury items that would be expected in 1957. If you are looking for a fantastic T-bird, then you shouldn’t ignore this fine example. The features include Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio/Cassette, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, and Wide White Wall Bias Ply Tires. For more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird call the Houston Showroom at 832-243-6220 or email email@example.com.
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Engine: 312 CID V8Transmission: 3 Speed AutomaticMileage: 1029 ( undocumented )
For sale in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom is a creampuff 1957 Ford Thunderbird. When discussing this car, two things stand out immediately. First is the name Bob Pittman. Hailing from Nashville, TN, Mr. Pittman is renowned for his restorations of the Baby Birds, and this Porsche Red is an outstanding example of his handy work. Piggybacking on that name is every car fan’s favorite two words: rotisserie restoration. Add the two together, and you find yourself at this marvelous machine you see before you. Before this build was begun, a car with very specific options was selected from California. This car was factory equipped with the 312 CID V8 making 245hp, the 3 speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, power windows, power seat, power steering, power brakes, and the AM/FM radio. But of course, finding the right car is only half the battle. Reading this build list, there is one word that makes a very frequent appearance: new. Nearly every part you can think of is new or rebuilt as such. Yes, even that part. If requested, a list of these parts can be provided. As mentioned earlier, this is not an original Ford color. Instead, the decision was made to paint this car in a shade of red used by Porsche. Additionally, a custom taupe leather interior was chosen to set this T-Bird apart from the crowd. This is a decision some may question, until they see the car in person and realize what a massive difference this little change can make in the car’s presence. With the top off this Thunderbird will take your breath away. As said before, there is simply too much to list on a car this well built. A comprehensive list of the restoration, as well as progress pictures can be made available upon request. To receive this information, and to view this vehicle in greater detail including HD pictures and videos, visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-310-9400.
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