Lot #935 - Torch Red exterior, red and white interior. Original 292cid/198hp engine, 3-speed standard transmission with overdrive and white softtop only. Special early features include: softtop hold-downs with one set of holes, emblem on ashtray, exhaust donuts, master cylinder dip tray and very early cast valve covers. Master Guide power steering, Swift Sure power brakes, 4-way power seats, power-lift windows and engine dress-up kit chrome. 6-volt electrical system. T-Bird was the first one in the State of Washington and first one sold. Have original owner's manual with salesman name. Has been driven only 3,600 miles in the last 26 years and never in the rain. This does not give it many days to drive in the State of Washington. Other options include: heater, defroster and controls, radio and antenna, tinted glass, full wheel covers, back-up lights, white wall tires, windshield wipers, map light, rear view mirror, outside mirror and windshield washers. Data Plate Info: Serial Number P5FH100034 40A B R 10JS 1016,40 A=body type (convertible body structure), B=trim color, red and white, R=body color red and white, 10J=production date code 10 Sept 1954, S=dealer code, 1016 scheduled item. Number 034 was the 31st T-Bird sold to the public. The first five were pre-production, Serial 001, 002 and 003 were destroyed and 004 and 005 were later sold. Number 034 was scheduled to be built as 016 on September 10, 1954, the 2nd day of production as noted by its Data Plate. How early it is, I really don't know. The first groups of four T-Birds were painted black. The second groups of seventeen T-Birds were painted blue. The third groups of ten T-Birds were painted red. This adds to the speculation this T-Bird 034 was built as No. 10 on the 2nd day of production and painted red on 20 September 1954 the 8th day of production. I am the fifth owner and have owned the T-bird since 1991. It was original purchased from Scarff Ford in Auburn, Washington. The first owner was from 1954 to 1960 and put on 67,680.9 miles. The second owner from 1960 to 1972 was Mardella Hoppe of Lakewood, Washington, and put on 36,185 miles. The third owner from 1972 to 1984 was Larry Carson II of Tacoma, Washington, and put on 5,800 miles. In 1976, Larry's wife wrecked the T-Bird. It was rebuilt everything 1978 to 1981 and sold to Sid Grover in 1984. Sid had the car from 1984 to 1991, driving it only a total of 782 miles. I purchased it in 1991 and have put on less than 2,000 in 16 years; mainly to T-Bird events and car shows. That is about 3,600 miles in 26 years.