Conceived to challenge Chevrolet’s Corvette sports car, the iconic Thunderbird debuted in October 1954 and was one of the first models produced with Ford’s new overhead-valve V8 engine. Introduced in two-seat ‘personal car’ form, the Thunderbird was intended to appeal to image-conscious younger customers, and beat the Corvette hands down in the sales war thanks to its superior V8 engine and greater refinement.
A low, sleek two-seater, the Thunderbird offered amenities not found in the competing Chevrolet Corvette, most particularly rollup windows, offering comfort and convenience options tailored to an affluent market. Ford’s product planners hit the market dead centre and over 16,000 Thunderbirds were assembled in the 1955 model year.
Finished in Black with black and white interior, this elegant and iconic Thunderbird is described by the vendor to be in good to excellent condition throughout. It has received a mechanical restoration within the last few years that included overhauling the brakes, steering, cooling system, 12v electrics, windows, seats, servo continental kit and radio. A car that is on the button and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner!