1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Ford Thunderbird Convertible. This 1956 Thunderbird was featured on the cover of Sept-Oct 2015 Early Bird Magazine, the official publication of the Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI).Specifications:292CI, 202HP, V-8 Engine, 4-Barrel Carburetor, 3-Speed manual w/OverdriveOptions:Power Windows, Power Seat, Power Steering, Wire Wheel Hubcaps, 2-Tops, Chrome Engine Dress-Up Kit, AM Radio, Fender Skirts, White Sidewall Tires, Auxiliary Electric FanThis 1956 "Baby Bird" was professionally restored by Classic Connection of Cleveland, Ohio in 1997. Over $30,000 in "1997 USA dollars was invested (receipts included). Amazingly, to this date, the vehicle had only been driven about 800 miles since that restoration was completed. At that time the car underwent a frame off restoration. Originally black, the body was stripped to bare metal and re-sprayed to a correct 1956 Thunderbird "Fiesta Red". All trim and bumpers were replaced or refinished. The suspension was rebuilt and the drivetrain was completely removed and refreshed. The interior was replaced/restored to its' original red/white specifications. All parts used in the restoration were either genuine reproduction or NOS (New Old Stock). After the restoration, it was appraised at $45000USD. NOTE: The black convertible top is still original with some stains and small tears and seems to be the only part untouched. Mileage after the 1997 restoration was approximately 44750. The odometer was zero'd out and stopped at 308 miles. It is estimated that it will have no more than 45350 miles on it today.During the next 15 years the car is documented to have been rarely driven. It was stored in a climate control environment until that owner passed away in 2012. The family liquidated his estate and had the car prepared for sale at auction. Snook's Dream Cars in Bowling Green OH performed the minor repairs needed (receipts included) to make the car "sale ready" after bringing the car out of storage.The car was then purchased at auction and imported into Canada by 'Old Is New Again Collector Cars of Waterloo, Ontario. The car was subsequently sold to the current owner in the spring of 2013. At that time, it was appraised a value of $44,000CAD +HST. (appraisal included)Since 2013, the current owner has added new, original specification, Firestone Deluxe Champion tires (Coker), installed and a new Clutch, Pressure Plate, Disc and throw-out bearing, as well as performed a complete tune up. In addition, all rubber hardtop weather strips were replaced. The car continues to spend most of its time stored indoors and is meticulously maintained, inspected and prepared for each season of ownership.Included with the vehicle is a garage mounted overhead cradle/hoist for the removal and storage of the classic and original "porthole" hardtop. The vehicle also includes various maintenance parts, tools, miscellaneous items as well as all documentation mentioned above or available from the current owner.$44956(Canadian) OBO. 

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