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1956 Ford Thunderbird for sale - Morgantown, Pennsylvania

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FOR SALE: 1956 Ford Thunderbird $69,000 USD
Morgantown, PA

Interior Color:

Exterior Color:
Raven Black

1956 Ford Thunderbird Roadster The Thunderbird was Ford\'s response to the comparatively crude Corvette and, when introduced in 1955, it outsold the Chevrolet 24 to 1. Behind that success was the car\'s versatile mix of American substance and European aesthetics. While the styling is certainly a highpoint, the unibody construction, which lacks fender or quarter-panel seams, can make for a challenging restoration. The Ford Thunderbirds are truly one of the most collectible cars of the 1950\'s. This \'56 is a special survivor showing only a consigner stated 40,317 miles which is believed to be actual, and it is backed up by the amazing condition of the car! Bird is the word.... For consignment, a slice of Ford history to serve up with this beautiful bird from 1956. Seems that Ford execs were given a car to drive for the year as a bonus and a promotion, this car was given to and driven by Chase Morsley Jr. The car comes with the original invoice to Mr. Morsley. Save for power brakes this car is equipped with every option that could be had that year. Mr. Morsley also is the author of The Man Who Saved the V8 and a copy of this book comes with the car. And as they say the rest is history! Exterior Bathed in Raven Black, this car has had a frame off restoration on and around 1998. Body panels are very straight and true with good gaps. Looking down the side of the car, the sheet metal is respectably straight, and the car shows with an overall sense of authenticity. An egg crate grille on elongated oval form is fronted by a dual Dagmar bumper below and a single round headlight with a visor above. Between the bumper and the headlights is a small round turn signal with a shiny bezel. The stainless trimmings wrapping the front wrap around windshield are nearly perfect, and this car comes with the black body matching porthole hardtop. A hood scoop, some quarter panel venting and the round button door handle are just a few of the design highlights that are on this car. It is equipped with a continental rear bumper with the encased spare tire coming along for the ride. Tastefully finned rear quarters culminate in a flame shaped backup light topping round jet engine like rear taillights. The exhaust is a through the rear bumper design. Fender skirts, chromed wire wheels, wide whites and new radial tires which look very much like the original bias ply tires that came from the factory are on. The convertible top is new from 1998 and is now in back canvas. It sports a clear plastic rear window and a black tonneau covering makes it nearly seamless when the top is down and hidden. A very snazzy design and no wonder is outsold the Corvette! Interior A black and white two tone bench stretches across the passenger compartment. It is covered in shiny vinyl and has puffy black bolsters and upper backs and white inserts. It is a power actuated bench. The door panels it stretches between are white ribbed vinyl on the lowers, black vinyl for elongated armrest and sills and a middle panel that houses the power seat toggles and door actuators is a machined swirl pattern aluminum. The window toggles are within the lower white vinyl. This machined swirl pattern aluminum continues through the center of the dash where some knobs, pulls and the upgraded but still retro AM/FM now transistor radio and climate sliders are located. The top of the dash is padded black vinyl and in front of the driver is a nice fan design speedometer, flanked on either side by a round tachometer and clock on the other side. Underneath the speedo fan is a horizontal panel with gauges to keep track of other vitals and fuel level. A smaller more manageable steering wheel replaces the original but maintains its retro look. The larger original steering wheel will come with the car. On the center of the hump in a sea of black carpeting is the floor shifter with a black ball topper. This car is optioned with seat belts. Classic yet futuristic for


  • Price$69,000 USD
  • Odometer65637
  • Body Styleroadster
  • Stock #3656

Price History

Original Price$69,000
Listed Price$69,000

Excluding price changes of less than $100.

About This Dealership:

6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

Classic Auto Mall is a world class consignment house located in southeastern Pennsylvania with indoor showroom space for up to 1,000 collectable and special interest vehicles offered for sale. We are conveniently located just west of Philadelphia.

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