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1956 Ford Thunderbird

This was the second production year for the sport Thunderbird. The continental kit was added to the rear and portholes in the detachable hardtop. The car also has a folding convertible top. The 312 cubic inch engine was an option over the standard 292 cubic inch V8. This car is equipped with Ford-o-matic transmission.

The Thunderbird Green or Sage, was only available in 1956 and only 4% of production vehicles used this color. There were a total of 15,651 Thunderbirds built this year. Ford referred to the T-Bird as a 'Personal Car' rather than a true sports car, to appeal to the upscale customer. For 1956, the porthole top, continental kit and a 12-volt electrical system were added.


1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Ford first introduced the convertible Thunderbird in 1955 and continued the two-seater body style thru 1957. Its original sales triumphed over the Chevy Corvette was the result of clean styling, creature comforts, and V8 refinement. The sales volum....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: P6FH330756

The two-seater Ford Thunderbird was based on a February 1954 show car and was introduced on October 22 that year. The Thunderbird was launched nearly two years after Chevrolet introduced its fiberglass-bodied Corvette. For 1955, the Thunderbird sales....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: P6FH 278388

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is finished in Fiesta Red with matched red and white interior. It has a Fordomatic three-speed gear....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

This is a all Matching Numbers vehicle, total restoration was to factory specifications. Peacock Blue color is an original 56 color, interior Peacock Blue and White is an original reproduction.....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: P6FM17026

This 1956 Ford Thunderbird was purchased in August of 2005 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has serial number P6FM17026 and is a matching numbers car. There were 15,631 examples produced in 1956 with the purchase price being $3,322.74.....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Originally conceived as a sports car, the Corvette single-handedly created a new segment of automobile, the personal luxury car. This loaded 1956 reflects the personal luxury aspect of this model perfectly. From it externally mounted rear spare, to t....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

1957 was the last year for the sporty two-seater Thunderbird. The following year the car became bigger and now contained a rear seat. ....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: P6FH171237

The Ford Thunderbird, introduced in 1955, was targeted at people looking for a roadster with more power and room, and a higher level of luxury, than could be found on the typical two-seater. Henry Ford II described it as a 'personal car', and a new a....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: P6FH154693

This fully restored Thunderbird was originally restored in 1984. Several years later, it was given another restoration. It is finished in metallic Thunderbird Gray, which was available only in 1956. It was finished with such desirable options and con....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

Introduced by Ford Motor Company for 1955, the Thunderbird underwent some subtle changes for 1956. Still a sporty, two-seater convertible (with a removable fiberglass top), it now featured a rear-mounted spare tire. Other design changes were cowl ven....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

This Thunderbird was the recent recipient of a complete restoration, which included several upgrades such as AOD transmission, in-dash air conditioning, tilt steering column, disc brakes, throttle body fuel injection and rack-and-pinion steering.....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

The 1956 Thunderbird was the middle year of the first series (1955-1957) and is instantly recognizable by the one-year-only 'continental-style' spare tire installed to the rear of the trunk. The T-Bird was Ford's response to the Corvette but was bill....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

This Ford Thunderbird was built on November 17, 1955 at the Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant. It was delivered, by rail, to Lockwood Motors in Roseburg, Oregon. The delivered cost to the dealer was $3,148. The vehicle was well equipped with the foll....[continue reading]

1956 Ford Thunderbird vehicle information

Convertible

The first generation Ford Thunderbirds, often referred to as 'Early Birds' are among the most recognized American automobiles ever produced. With a three year run from 1955-1957, they are among the most sought after and desired cars ever produced by ....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: P6FH330756 
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Chassis #: P6FH 278388 
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Chassis #: P6FM17026 
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Chassis #: P6FH171237 
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Chassis #: P6FH154693 
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Related Reading : Ford Thunderbird History

The Ford Thunderbird is an American automotive icon first introduced in 1955. During the early 1950s, military men were returning from fighting in World War II. In Europe, the style of vehicle was very different from the Detroit American car. The graceful but sporty MG, Triumphs, and Jaguars, to name a few, had found their way into the hearts of many of these serviceman. The American automobile....
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Ford Monthly Sales Volume

December 2018
209,248
November 2018
187,096
October 2018
185,042
September 2018
189,236
August 2018
209,559
July 2018
186,128
June 2018
221,101
May 2018
233,069
April 2018
196,133
March 2018
234,954
February 2018
187,432
January 2018
154,733
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