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1956 Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 3 Speed Overdrive

1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Both Tops for sale in New Hartford, New York, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: New Hartford, New York, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible Both Tops
Year: 1956
Mileage: 28,126
VIN: P6FH247015
Color: White
Engine size: 312 V8 4 Barrel
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 3 Speed Manual with Overdrive
Interior color: Black / White
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford Thunderbird 1956

Up for sale is a beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. This T-Bird is equipped with theoriginal 312 V8 4 Barrel motor mated with the original 3 Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive.
I purchased this vehicle in early March from a former Car Collection Museum that had become run downand out of business for several years. This gorgeous T-Bird was neglected and forgotten about inside a barn that was falling down. Once I got the vehicle loaded upand back home I had my mechanic go through the basic mechanics of the vehicle. With a fresh battery and a supplemental fuel line we were able to get the vehicle running within minutes. Thefollowing work has been done to the vehicle since I purchased it...
  • Original tea pot 4 barrel carburetor was sent out to Hill's Thunderbird Center in Ohio and professionally rebuilt by Thunderbird specialists
  • Bothheads on the motor were removed due to a stuck valve on the passenger side. They were sent to a professional machine shop where they were totally rebuilt and serviced.
  • The exhaust system was repaired with new mufflers
  • The brakes were serviced
  • The fuel system was cleaned and refilledwith non-ethanol gas
  • Full tune up and fluid changes throughout the vehicle
  • Four new shocks
  • 4 Brand NewRadial Coker Whitewall Tires
  • Thevehicle was thoroughly cleaned anddetailed
As you can tell from the photos the car shows extremely well. The vehicle comes with the hard top that you see and Ialso have the soft top. The soft top needs minor restoration and a new canvas as it had been left sitting next to the car for many years. It is anoriginal Ford Thunderbird soft top with the chrome strip on the top. The chrome trim is very good on the car and shows verywell. The chrome bumpers are faded but still have a decent shine to them. They are terrific candidates for a re-chrome asthey are not dented and in good shapestructurally.
This car is an absolute pleasure to drive. Since the work was completed on the car I have put nearly 300 miles onthe car. If you have never driven a Tri-Five T-Bird with the top down it is quite theexperience. If you don't like attention I do not suggest doing it as youwill be waved at and talked to every timeyou stop at a light. The paint shows very well. It appears to be about a 10 year old paint job as it does show some age as you get up close to it. As you can tell from the photos it is definitely a beautiful driver quality vehicle.
The interior is very nice. All the gauges work except the clock (even the Tac works!) There is aminor seam tear in the upholstery on the passenger side ofthe bench seat that can only be seen up close. The carpet is ingreat shape as istheheadliner on the hard top.
The frame is very very clean for a New York car as you can tell from the photos. There is no rot/rust on the frame except for typical minorsurface rust that you expect in any 61 year old car. The trunk is ingreat shape also.
The car runs and drives very well. No knocks or clunks it goes down the road very well. I love driving it. It is definitely aterrific cruiser and the overdrive option makes it a perfect highway / back road machine.
Now that I have saved this vehicle from being another lost classic it is time forsomeone else to enjoy the vehicle andhopefully care for it properly for the years to come. It is ready tohopin and enjoy all summer long.
The market onthese Thunderbirds are really all over the place. I typically use Collectorcarmarket.com for my references. If you want to knowwhere the reserve is on this car please refer to their website. If youlook up the #4 level vehicle (which is basically a driver quality vehicle with flaws) this is theball park where the reserve is on this vehicle. This Thunderbird is actually closer to a #3 vehicle and if the bumpers were done I would classify it as a #3. That being said the reserve is VERY fair on this car and I feel it is aggressive in hopes that the car will sell and someone will get a good price on a beautiful car. I have checked current Thunderbirds that are on the market and others that have sold on eBay. I have put thereserve on this car on the low end of the sale prices of those vehicles.
TERMS OF THE AUCTION: PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU ARE SERIOUS. THESE AUCTIONS COST MONEY TO RUN SO PLEASE HAVE FUNDS IN PLACE IF YOU ARE GOING TO BID. PLEASE CHECK MY FEEDBACK AS I HAVE SOLD MANY COLLECTABLE HIGH DOLLAR CARS WITH NOTHING BUT POSITIVE RESULTS. I STRIVE TO MAKE THE BUYING EXPERIENCE SMOOTH AND TO MAKE THE BUYERS HAPPY.
THE CAR IS BEING SOLD AS-IS WITH NO WARRANTY IMPLIED. IF YOU HAVE ANYQUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME ON MY CELL 315-868-7452 OR MESSAGE ME VIA EBAY. I WILL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. I WILL ALSO GLADLY ENTERTAIN OFFERSTHROUGHOUT THE AUCTION AND I MAY ENTERTAIN PARTIAL TRADES IF SOMETHING ISINTERESTING. AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.

On Jun-04-17 at 12:06:17 PDT, seller added the following information:

IF YOU HAVE 0% FEEDBACK SCORE OR 0 / NEGATIVEFEEDBACK YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT ME PRIOR TO BIDDING. IF YOU BID WITH NEGATIVE OR 0 FEEDBACK SCORE I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID DUE TO PAST POOREXPERIENCES WITH SELLING ON EBAY. THANK YOU!

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