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1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD WITH TWO TOPS, HARTOP & SOFT TOP, LOW ORGINAL MILES

68,765 MILEAGE
Convertible BODY TYPE
312 V8 ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

Description:

1956 Ford Thunderbird

1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Two Tops312 V8 Auto – Classic!

Up for auction is a 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible with an older frame-on restoration in running condition. The exterior color is white with two tops – black cloth and white hard top with port holes. The interior is red and white. This is the only year with the Continental style spare tire carrier.

I’m representing a friend in this auction who is a classic car enthusiast and have permission to auction this car via eBay. This Thunderbird is located in Weirton West Virginia (Weirton is 30 miles from the Pittsburgh Airport) and has a “clear” West Virginia title in the friend’s name.

You can contact me by phone or text (Marc at 405-503-8496) for any questions you might have. I’m a longtime seller on eBay with a 100% feedback rating and I intend to represent this Thunderbird as accurately and honestly as possible. I plan to be very responsive to any questions. If you are local in the tri-state (PA/OH/WV) area I would strongly encourage you to inspect this car in person.

The Odometer currently shows 68,765 miles which are original miles. It has been in possession of the current owner for 29 years (purchased in 1989). When purchased it had 67,000 miles, so only 1765 mile have been put on it over the past 29 years. The current owner has taken it out a few time a year for short leisurely drives.

Note: I’m not a mechanic but a “car guy” and here are my observations of the car and information that the owner provided:

The car had a body and interior restoration approximately 25yrs ago. At that time the following was done:

  • New metal body panels welded in to repair rust, no bondo repairs made
  • Professional repaint of exterior
  • Interior seats redone with vinyl
  • Re-chroming of front and rear bumpers
  • New taillights with bezels installed
  • New emblems installed
  • Engine rebuilt
  • New gas tank
  • New hubcaps
  • New cloth convertible top
  • Used hard top was purchased from another car

Recent Professional Tune-up Service within past 60 days:

  • New sparkplugs
  • New generator brushes
  • New fuel pump
  • New voltage regulator

The Good:

  • Runs and drives but has not been up to highway speeds in several years
  • Fluids looked good and clean
  • Auto transmission, shifts correctly
  • Engine and transmission assumed to be original to the car
  • Starts right up
  • No visible white or gray smoke from exhaust
  • Frame appears in good shape and not rusted away
  • Floor boards (left and right) have been repaired
  • Power brakes and power steering work
  • Trunk not rusted away – some repairs made
  • No rust spots on the body/paint
  • No cracks in the dash
  • All four tires have good tread and are not rotted
  • Cloth top and hard top are in good condition but missing some latching hardware.
  • Body is straight and solid with some minor dents/dings
  • Bumpers straight and chrome very good
  • Car has been kept in a climate control garage

Issues Noticed:

  • Body is straight but has a couple of very minor dings/dents/marks in the paint
  • Paint has developed minor “crazing” over past 25 years
  • Foam Seat padding deteriorating

Includes a second set of hub caps and other misc parts (see pics)

The Thunderbird is sold “as is.” There is a non-refundable $500 down payment required within 24 hrs when you win this auction. You will arrange to pay the remaining balance directly with the owner of this Thunderbird within 7 days of the auction close. Final payment in full must be completed before pickup of the vehicle.

You are responsible for the pickup or shipping of this Thunderbird.

Thank You and Good Bidding

Features:

Item location:Weirton, West Virginia, United States
VIN:P6FH290061
Year:1956
Mileage:68,765
Make:Ford
Model:Thunderbird
SubModel:Convertible
Type:Convertible
Color:White
Interior color:Red and White
Engine:312 V8
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear