1955 Ford Thunderbird: Back in Black -- /BIG MUSCLE
It's been in the same family for the better part of 50 years. Been modified
with performance and weight savings in mind, and is one of the sleekest
looking cars we've ever come across. This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is no
secretaries car, but a purpose built award winning street machine that was
built in a time before resto-modding old cars was all the rage.
1963 Ford Thunderbird Sport Roadster Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1963 Ford Thunderbird
Sport Roadster. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
134288 / 1957 Ford Thunderbird
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This 1957 Thunderbird was originally exported to Italy where it lived the
majority of its life before returning stateside and eventually being
revitalized by the T-bird specialists at Hill's Automotive in Racine, Ohio.
The car is one of just 1,363 1957 Thunderbirds originally equipped with the
E-code 312ci V8 which remains in place today, backed by a 3-speed
automatic, and plenty of great options like power, steering, power brakes,
an AM radio, and power windows. If you're looking for limited-run Ford iron
in an iconic package, this Thunderbird is an absolute homerun.
Looking down the side of the car, the sheet metal is respectably straight
and the car shows with an overall sense of authenticity. According to the
data plate, the car left Dearborn wearing a coat of Raven Black paint and
Raven Black is exactly what you'll find today. The paint work has a great
luster and highlights the car's sharp lines well. The body is completed by
show-quality chrome, glass, and stainless throughout.
Ford introduced the 312ci Y-block V8 in 1956 and, by the following year,
offered three variants of that engine. This T-bird is powered by the
desirable E-code dual quad version rated at 270hp from the factory. The
block is dressed in Ford Red (read: orange) and wears a correct ECZ-6015-C
casting number on its side. The major hardware is correct and details like
the reproduction hoses, "See Clear" windshield washer bag, and replicated
inspection marks throughout offer this bay an authentic presentation that
you'll be proud to show off.
Behind the 312, a correct Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission takes care of
shifting before sending power back to the Ford 9-inch rear with
standard-issue 3.10 gears. Around the drivetrain, the suspension stays true
to Ford design with a double A-arm front and leaf spring rear. When the
roads get twist, , factory power steering and power-assisted drum brakes
are both in place to maximize driver input. Combined with the front sway
bar, this Ford is a surprisingly nimble machine.
Dramatic styling was king in the 1950s and it certainly didn't stop on the
outside. Between the doors of this Ford, a bright red vinyl interior offers
seating for two with plenty of bonus features. The original metric
speedometer has been lost to history but options like power windows, a
power bench seat, and the Town and Country radio more than make up for it.
With it's Italian history, desirable E-code 312, and an impressive list of
factory options, this Thunderbird is a unique piece ready to be enjoyed
immediately. If you've been in the market for a great Early Bird to enjoy
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