1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE RESTO-MOD - 75491 Sold* at Palm Beach 2009 - Lot #344.4 1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE RESTO-MOD https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/75491/75491_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #344.4   1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE RESTO-MOD
Auction Palm Beach 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 344.4
Year 1955
Make FORD
Model THUNDERBIRD
Style CONVERTIBLE RESTO-MOD
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN P5FH103061
Exterior Color VIPER RED
Interior Color TAN LEATHER
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 302
Transmission 5-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #344.4 - A stock appearing Thunderbird that is a completely renovated classic. Features gorgeous paint and has been modernized by installing a high powered Ford Performance balanced roller motor with new manual 5-speed transmission, power steering, power windows, custom dash with vented air conditioning and 4-wheel disc brakes. It has a fully dressed engine compartment and shows and drives like a new performance automobile. It has been driven less than 700 miles since completion. The driving and handling is predicable and exhilarating. The exterior features a stock appearing 1955 body in Viper Red with ghost flames and pin striping, a re-enforced and renovated frame and body, axles and wheel wells were re-worked for 16x7 Hopster American Racing Wheels, the doors and frame were internally re-enforced for durability, a tinted windshield and power door windows were added, the tail lights are stock looking LED units with LED billet tag holder and also has a hardtop with Opera windows. The interior features leather seats with matching dash and wood inserts containing digital/analog gauges, hidden air conditioning with dash vents, billet steering wheel and floor shifter with leather knob, dimmer switch, electric windshield wipers, hidden controls, door activated convenience lights, and an Alpine Stereo with Polk kick panel speakers. The performance and set up features a Ford 5.0 roller performance balanced motor that is designed to be 375-400hp, Billet aluminum polished serpentine system, engine cooling shroud with electric fan, Edelbrock Performer rpm heads and manifold, Holley 650 cfm electric choke and Holley regulated fuel pump, MSD Ignition system, electrical harness with quick disconnect connections, aluminum bell housing with Tremec 3550 HD 5-speed transmission and Hydraulic clutch, full disc brakes with drum emergency and parking brakes, power steering with GM Saginaw internal gear head, Ford 9" locker with 31 spline axles and traction bars, front 2?" dropped spindles with 2" rear drop and 4 Performance shocks and headers with aluminized performance exhaust exiting bumper.
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