1956 Ford Thunderbird Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1955 - 1957
Price : $3,150
Weight : 3085 lbs | 1399.332 kg

Performance

0-60 mph : 7.5 seconds.
Top Speed : 187 km/h | 116.221 mph

Power

V 8 | Serial Number Code 'M'
Displacement : 4785 cc | 292.0 cu in. | 4.8 L.
Power : 200 BHP (147.2 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 3.8 in | 95 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Compression : 6.4:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial Number Code 'P'
Displacement : 5113 cc | 312.0 cu in. | 5.1 L.
Power : 215 BHP (158.24 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 91 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 87 mm.
Compression : 6.4:1
Main Bearings : 5
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
V 8 | Serial Number Code 'P'
Displacement : 5113 cc | 312.0 cu in. | 5.1 L.
Power : 225 BHP (165.6 KW) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 91 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 87 mm.
Compression : 6.4:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
Transmission:
3 Manual , 3 Automatic Ford-o-matic , Manual Automatic Overdrive

Production Figures

Total Ford Production for 1956 : 1,408,478
Convertibles : 15,631

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 175.3 in | 4453 mm.
Width : 70.3 in | 1786 mm.
Wheelbase : 102.0 in | 2591 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent

Rear : Solid axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs

Steering
Rack and Pinion

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 6.70x15

1956 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,050
Avg. Household Income : $4,450
Avg. Home : $11,700
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.22

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird measures 70.30 inches in width, 175.30 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 102.00 inches.

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