800 Derita Road, Ste. A
The second-generation Thunderbird is arguably the most distinctive of the bunch. So when you can find a rare convertible with distinguished black paint, big block power, and acres of chrome like this 1958 Ford Thunderbird, then you know you have a classic that delivers value and style.
Check out the door tag, this is a real-deal A-code Raven Black car. That means a lot in classic car circles. There was at least one respray later in life, and the value price leaves room in the budget if you want to do it again, but a factory black car is something that always gets us excited. These second-generation cars are affectionately called "Squarebirds" because of the sharp angels, but the intricate lines of the wraparound chrome bumpers front and rear reveal there was a lot more going on with this design than its predecessor. In fact, there are bright details everywhere, including the little ornaments atop each front fender, the Thunderbird script on the rocket-shaped body side moldings, and the chrome grilles on the rear panels. It's all part of a total package that brought us into the jet age. Of course, we all love wire wheels with the iconic whitewalls. So this is a great detail-oriented package that remains complete today!
The black roof has plenty of distinction against the black car, but with the flip of a switch, it powers down to really deliver a bold package. This was originally ordered with a red and white interior, but we know exactly why they upgraded this to a full red package later in life. After all, the bold red radiating from within the dark exterior has timeless style. Bucket seats, center console, and a cockpit-style dash gives you a stylish Lincoln-level of execution. While we all know the appeal of droptop luxury today, they were more into coupes in '58. There were less than 2,200 Thunderbird convertibles produced that year, so this one has true rarity.
Under the hood is a proper 352 cubic-inch V8, and this is believed to be original to the car. It looks great with a dark engine bay and painted red air topper that mimic the interior/exterior color combo. This V8 is far larger than anything offered in the first-generation Thunderbird, and this is topped with a four-barrel carburetor. So this big block V8 has the right power and torque to confidently move this convertible. On the road, the dual exhaust gives a hint at the power under the hood, but the T-bird never loses its composure. It floats down the boulevard like a true vintage luxury coupe should. This is aided by the right features such as the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and the classic whitewall tires that hide the more modern tread. You even have power brakes with upgraded front discs.
This convertible is coming off of two decades of ownership, and the sale even comes with restoration photos. So if you're quick enough, rare and vintage luxury can also be an affordable choice. Call now!
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