1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE - 90977 Sold* at Orange County 2010 - Lot #340 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/90977/90977_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Auction Orange County 2010
Status Sold
Lot 340
Year 1956
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN P6FH179037
Exterior Color GREY
Interior Color RED/WHITE
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 312
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Lot #340 - This is a fully restored, show winning, less than 62,000 original mile Black Plate California car. It was bought new by a doctor in San Francisco. The car is painted in the rare Thunderbird Grey paint and complimented with red and white interior. The car has the original and correct factory hardtop, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels, the 312cid 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 rotisserie 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 original miles since new and runs and drives 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 white wall radials for better ride and handling. The car is a consistent winner at local and regional car shows and is a joy to drive. 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 original miles since new. This is a very rare opportunity to have a rare and distinguished Black Plate California T-Bird.