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1955 Ford Thunderbird

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$28,000

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

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1955 Ford Thunderbird

Winning Bid: $28,000 (USD) by: BeastinBiz

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Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

P5FH118323

Location:

Jamestown, California

Odometer:

5,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

12664038

Engine:

292ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

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TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Winning Bid: $28,000 (USD) by: BeastinBiz

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

P5FH118323

Location:

Jamestown, California

Odometer:

5,000 (Mi)

Lot Number:

12664038

Engine:

292ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

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Vehicle Story

This 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible was completely restored 5 years ago, and has been driven approximately 100 miles in car shows since May when the seller took possession, leaving it with approximately 5,000 original miles on the odometer. Power comes from a rebuilt 292ci V-8 paired with the standard 3-speed manual floor with overdrive, and equipment includes power windows, new Tonneau cover, and new cloth bucket seats. This first-year example is currently licensed with no serious issues, and offered with detailed service records, plaques from various car shows, and a clear California title.

The Thunderbird model debuted in 1955 as a two-seat “personal luxury” convertible. This example from that first model year was the recipient of a complete restoration 5 years ago, and is finished in a like new shade of Amethyst. Exterior finishes display straight lines and even fitment, and include a new cloth retractable top. The body features a hood scoop, vented front fenders, rear-wheel well skirts, and exhaust outlets integrated into the rear bumper that also includes built-in taillights.

The 15” steel wheels wear full chrome covers and are fitted with classic wide whitewall bias-ply rubber and the 102-inch wheelbase handled by way of 4-wheel power disc brakes. The newer tires were added during the rebuild.

The new cloth interior is trimmed with two-tone pink bucket seats, color-matched to the door panels, dash, and carpeting. Additional equipment includes power-operated windows, aluminum dash trim with under AC vintage air, extra upgraded gauges, and a later model tilting steering wheel.

Instrumentation is framed by a 2-spoke upgraded steering wheel and features a large 150-mph speedometer with integrated dials for oil, fuel level and coolant temperature flanked by a 5k-rpm tachometer and analog clock. The 5-digit odometer is reported to show approximately 5,000 miles of use. 

The 292ci V-8 was original to the car, and a complete rebuild was executed in 2016 which included a speedometer reset, and pistons liner in the block to solve overheating, The motor has accrued roughly 4k miles since restoration, and received a fluid check and fluid change recently. An appointment for replacing the gasket and seals are currently waiting on estimates. Power is directed to the rear wheels via a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

 

 

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AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 9/23/21 9:35AM PDT: Photos of the top up have been added to the gallery. 

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Comments & Questions

September 24, 2021
06:21 AM
Bidder

Did you replace radiator

September 23, 2021
10:30 AM
Seller

@cdd1338 – Photos added, top is new ...

No hard top, soft top is new pictures posted

September 23, 2021
09:12 AM
Seller

@AZTinman – do you have the convertible top? what condition is it in? do you have the hard top and same question. ...

Photos added, top is new

September 23, 2021
09:10 AM
Seller

@Onlyronz8 – Any chance of seeing a photo with Convertible top up please. ...

Photos added

September 23, 2021
09:09 AM
Seller

@wildman – The listing mention piston liners used to solve overheating. Were pistons replaced as part of liner installation? ...

Yes, engine was rebuilt according to previous owner. Runs great

September 23, 2021
09:07 AM
Seller

@Onlyronz8 – So a simply question , will the leaks be fixed regardless of top bid , would appreciate a quick response please. Thanks ...

Leaks will be fixed or cost can be deducted

September 22, 2021
09:52 PM
Bidder

You say getting an estimate. Are we buying as is or are the leaks going to be fixed.?

September 21, 2021
11:15 PM
Bidder

So a simply question , will the leaks be fixed regardless of top bid , would appreciate a quick response please. Thanks

September 21, 2021
06:39 AM
Bidder

The listing mention piston liners used to solve overheating. Were pistons replaced as part of liner installation?

September 20, 2021
06:11 PM
Seller

@Onlyronz8 – Do you have the original steering wheel with the vehicle please? Cheers ...

No

September 20, 2021
06:10 PM
Seller

@wildman – The "gasket and seal" thing could be a big issue; that's why I asked. If not answer should drive price way down ...

I currently have the car being looked at to fix the leaks. Leaks are from the car sitting for 5years. It runs great with no other problems.

September 20, 2021
06:07 PM
Seller

@beachbum – If engine was rebuilt in 2016 why would it need gaskets and seals. If was over heating did you replace radiator. ...

Seals are leaking from car sitting for 5years, and I have it currently being examined and a estimate for fixing

September 20, 2021
04:12 PM
Bidder

If engine was rebuilt in 2016 why would it need gaskets and seals. If was over heating did you replace radiator.

September 19, 2021
03:48 PM
Bidder

The "gasket and seal" thing could be a big issue; that's why I asked. If not answer should drive price way down

September 19, 2021
02:58 PM
Bidder

Any chance of getting these questions answered before the auction ends ???

September 17, 2021
04:39 PM
Bidder

Any chance of seeing a photo with Convertible top up please.

September 17, 2021
11:38 AM
Bidder

Do you have the original steering wheel with the vehicle please? Cheers

September 17, 2021
09:47 AM

do you have the convertible top? what condition is it in? do you have the hard top and same question.

September 17, 2021
07:48 AM
Bidder

Please explain the "An appointment for replacing the gasket and seals are currently waiting on estimates" comment

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