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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1956 Ford Thunderbird

Restored T-bird powered by a replacement 292cid V8


Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird equipped with a replacement engine.

“Ford produced 15,631 T-birds for the 1956 model year with updated styling that included vents in the front fenders for improved cabin ventilation, portholes in the removable hardtop to increase outward visibility, an externally mounted spare tire to provide more trunk space, and dual exhaust outlets at the ends of the rear bumpers,” AutoHunter notes in the Thunderbird’s listing.

1956 Ford Thunderbird

This Thunderbird example was restored by a previous owner and repainted in factory-correct Colonial white and is equipped with a body-color hardtop. The body also features a hood scoop, greenhouse glass trim, removable rear fender skirts, and a Continental kit.

As part of the restoration, the interior received new upholstery for the bench seat, headliner and trunk.

This T-bid left the assembly plant with a 312cid V8, which has since been replaced with a 292cid Y-block V8 linked to a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission.

The odometer shows 99,800 miles but according to the seller, the previous owner estimated that car has mileage as high as 140,000.

This Thunderbird’s auction ends November 19 at 11:20 a.m. MST.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.



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