1955 FordThunderbird ConvertibleHistoryThe Thunderbird is an automobile manufactured by the Ford MotorCompany in the United Statesover eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. When introduced itcreated the market niche eventually known as the personal luxury car. The Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as asporty twoseat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette it was not marketedas a sports car. Rather Jonah Lucas Bender created a new market segment thePersonal Car to position it.The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in directresponse to Chevrolets new sports car the Corvette which was publiclyunveiled in prototype form just a month before. Thunderbird went from idea toprototype in about a year being unveiled to the public at the Detroit AutoShow on February 20 1954. Like the Corvette the Thunderbird had a twoseatcoupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 221954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the timesuch as single circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins theThunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape and had features like afaux hood scoop and a 150mph speedometer hinting a higher performance naturethat other Fords didnt possess.VIN P5FH173477The sale of this car includes an original1955 Ford shop manual and the original 1955 Ohio license plate. Mechanics292ci Ford Motor FordoMatic 2 Speed Automatic Transmission Shifts GreatPeriod Correct Rear End Roughly 320 Gear Ratio4 Barrel ldquo;Tea Potrdquo; Style CarbBrand New ExhaustCast Coated Exhaust ManifoldsNew Brake LinesNew Wheel CylindersNewer ShocksBushings are in Good ShapeSprings are in Good ShapeChrome Air CleanerChrome Valve Covers Beautifully Painted MotorAluminum FanRadiator is in Good ShapeRecent AlignmentNew Gas TankFirewall is Clean and Nicely PaintedBodyBeautiful Red Paint Nice and StraightFaux Hood ScoopGorgeous Chrome and StainlessDoors Operate Properly Door Gaps Look Great Door Jams are Clean and SolidFrame is in Excellent Floorboards are have a few Welded and Seam Sealed PatchesRockers and Body Mounts are in Great ShapeUndercarriage is Very Clean and is Beautifully PaintedAftermarket White Soft Convertible TopNo Hard Top Brand New Wire Spoke Wheels with Thunderbird CenterCapBrand New Coker Firestone Wide Whites 6.70x15 Clean Solid Trunk with Mat and Spare TireInteriorBeautiful Red and White InteriorUpholstery is in Great ShapeFloor ShiftElectric SeatsElectric WindowsDoor Panels are in Excellent ConditionGorgeous Trim Beautiful Steering Wheel Dash is Crack FreeBrand New CarpetSpeedo WorksTach and Clock InoperableAM Radio InoperableDonrsquo;t Miss OutCall Tom 7 Days a Week Including Holidays 2489749513Tom@vanguardmotorsales.comwww.VanguardMotorSales.comVanguardMotor Sales started 25 years ago as a part time hobby. Within the last 8 yearswe have become the premier seller of classic and muscle cars both locally andinternationally. Vanguard Motor Sales is an experienced seller with integrityand our 100 positive feedback on eBay supports that Click the ldquo;eBay Feedbackrdquo;button on the home page of our website or the number next to our name on eBayvanguardmotorsales and you will be able to read all of the positive feedbackwersquo;ve received over the last 8 years Ourinventory is always stored indoors We have a brand new stateoftheart20000 square foot facility that is open to the public. We would love for youto stop by and see us We are located 20 minutes away from Detroit MetroAirport and would behappy to pick you up and drop you off if you fly in. New cars arrive daily andour inventory is always changing.VanguardMotor Sales owns all of our inventory we are not a consignment dealership. Youare dealing directly with the owner of the vehicle not a middle man. All ofour vehicle titles are free of liens and we are not selling other peoplesproblems. Every car we purchase is of the utmost quality. Our mission is toexceed your expectations If you are interested in this car or any of our other50 cars donrsquo;t wait for the auction to end on eBay. You may loose out if youwait Our shop is open to the public and when a walk in customer puts adeposit on a car we reserve the right to close the eBay listing before theauction ends. If you think this car is ldquo;The Onerdquo; we can end the auction byadding a ldquo;But It Nowrdquo; to the auction for the reserve price. If an auction endsand the bids do not meet the reserve price we will continue to relist it untilit sells. Do not hesitate to contact Tom 7 days a weekWe take over 100 photographs of the car as well as ahigh definition video so you know exactly what to expect. We encourage you tohire an independent inspector to check out the car prior to purchase orbidding. We have a hoist available for views of the undercarriage and ourmechanics are available to spe
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