1956 T-Bird, “Black Plate” Calif, 61k mi, Show Winner!

$58,800

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This is a very nice example that is sure to help make its new caretaker many happy memories!

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1956 T-Bird, “Black Plate” Calif. Car, 61k mi, Show Winner!

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This is a fully restored, show winning, 61,000 mile “black plate” California car that has had one previous non-family owner since new. It was bought new by a doctor in San Francisco. There is no doubt that he was attracted to the elegant and rare color combination. The car is painted in the rare Thunderbird Grey (“T” code) paint and complimented with Red and White (“XB” code) interior.

The car has the original and correct factory hardtop, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels, the 312 cu. in. engine, automatic transmission, heater, power windows, power seats and power brakes. It has an aftermarket modern Thunderbird AM/FM cassette player added for practicality.

In 1956 this T-Bird was bought in the San Francisco Bay Area by a doctor. He kept the car for over thirty years and had a professional, no expense spared restoration completed. By 1993, the physician had difficulty driving the car and sold it to the father of the present owner, an experienced car collector who had been acquainted with the doctor. The car had been cared for well by the father of the present owner for several years until his death. The present owner has owned and cared for the car for approximately 17 years.

This T-Bird has traveled 61,000 miles since new and runs and drive beautifully. The car has a very correct and complete older restoration that shows very minor patina. The car was upgraded with front and rear sway bars and wide whitewall radials for better ride and handling.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpcvUSFkmkQ[/youtube]The car can benefit mainly by detailing and use. A thorough detailing with freshening up of small components would make this a car that could compete in concours events. It is a consistent winner at local and regional car shows.

This is a no-excuse 1956 T-Bird that has an extremely rare color combination. This car can be driven anywhere with the certainty that it has been comprehensively restored after having a mere 61,000 miles since new. This is a very rare opportunity to have a rare and distinguished blackplate California T-Bird. If you like it, don’t miss it.  This car absolutely will sell to the highest bidder (regardless of price!) on Saturday, June 26th in Costa Mesa, CA at the Barrett-Jackson auction.  Will you be the highest bidder?  See www.barrett-jackson.com

Asking: Auctioned on June 26th at Barrett-Jackson! Lot No. 340

Make an offer now!

1956 T-Bird, “Black Plate” Calif, 61k mi, Show Winner!

$58,800

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1956 T-Bird, “Black Plate” Calif, 61k mi, Show Winner!
1956 T-Bird, “Black Plate” Calif, 61k mi, Show Winner!

$58,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 15

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Interesting Fact: The Ford Thunderbird is an upscale vehicle that featured eleven unique generations. This vehicle sparked the expansion of the market segment for personal luxury vehicles that feature a higher emphasis on driving comfort, rather than high-speed performance. Production on the Ford Thunderbird occurred from 1955 to 1997 and then again from 2002 to…
Interesting Fact: The Ford Thunderbird is an upscale vehicle that featured eleven unique generations. This vehicle sparked the expansion of the market segment for personal luxury vehicles that feature a higher emphasis on driving comfort, rather than high-speed performance. Production on the Ford Thunderbird occurred from 1955 to 1997 and then again from 2002 to 2005. By the end of 2005, Ford had managed to produce over 4.4 million Thunderbirds. The car was originally designed as a sporty two-seat convertible but was not marketed as such. Within a few years, a second row was added, and the Ford Thunderbird is known for getting larger and large in size until the late 1970s. Many V8 engines have been used in the Ford Thunderbird over the years. As the size of the model increased, a larger engine was also required to support the vehicle. This resulted in later models having poor fuel efficiency. While they weren’t advertised for speed, Ford used the Thunderbird body in their NASCAR races, with many hitting an average speed of about 200 miles per hour. The final Thunderbird was manufactured in July of 2005, but the vehicle still holds up as one of the most comfortable and high-performing cars to date!

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