1956 Thunderbird Convertible/Hardtop w/Imperial Kit - RESTORED

  • Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Convertible w/hard-top
  • Trim: TWO-TONE
  • Year: 1956
  • Mileage: 300
  • VIN: P6FH255459
  • Color: SAGE GREEN
  • Engine size: GASOLINE 292 CU IN
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: AUTOMATIC W/OVERDRIVE
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: GREEN-WHITE
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Options: Convertible

1956 Ford Thunderbird TWO-TONE overview

1956 Ford T-Bird
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NOTE FROM OWNER

I purchased the T-Bird because of my love for the Automobile. I was told the vehicle was restored and ready to drive. Unfortunately I was never told to mix lead with the unleaded gasoline of today. Burnt the valves I was told and the engine was rebuilt. Found out the original party that first repainted my T-Bird used the wrong green, way to dark. Now it has the color it was meant to have. The more work that was done, the more beautiful it became.

I belong to The John Michael Kohler Arts Center and was asked if they could display the T-Bird in the center. Overjoyed I agreed, as you can see in some of the photos. Yes, it is a work of art, I was told by many people that viewed it.

A work of Art it is and I thank the boys at Georgia Avenue Body Shop for making it as great as it was when new, or like someone told me; better than new.

Now it spends most of its time in the garage, under cover. I don't drive it much, so afraid to scratch it. Jim takes it out once in awhile; just to keep it limber, don't want it to stiffen up on me as most old things do.

Decided this is no place for my work of art, it needs to be loved and enjoyed on the open road where it was intended to be. So here's looking for someone to love my car and enjoy. Please give her a good home with love. Thank you.....

1956 T-Bird Convertible/Hardtop with Imperial Kit

Vehicle Specifications

Odometer Reading - 60,597

New Engine Miles - 250-400

Being Sold for a Friend

Professionally Restored, completely, inside & out.

All work done to Ford Specifications, except for Valve Covers were rechromed.

Except for Rear Axle original, in very good condition, did not need any repairs.

Exterior Body is solid, No Body Filler Patches.

Had only minor surface rust & door dings to deal with

prior to New Paint, Original Ford Color.

Hard Top - new seals, repaint to original Ford antique white.

Convertible Top original and in good condition.

Engine completely professionally rebuilt.

Block was completely machine to spec.

New pistons, rings, bearings, valves, gaskets etc.

Hardened seats and valves have been installed, inorder to use unleaded fuel.

All hoses & belts are new. Battery new.

Electrical wiring was either repaired or replaced as needed.

Interior - New Carpeting & Door Panels.

Front Suspension - all new rubber bushing & joints. Brakes repaired/replaced.

Radio is missing (but we are looking)

All rubber seals & gaskets were replaced new on doors, lights, door handles, and locks.

Wherever there was rubber, rubber was replaced.

Front & Rear Bumpers are original and not rechromed.

Rear wheel skirts are missing, but we are looking.

SEE INVOICES BELOW FOR DETAIL LIST OF WORK THAT WAS DONE

Vehicle Rating

1-2

Vehicle would be a '1' if underbody was painted instead of undercoated.

Hagerty Value

$59,375

Collector Value

$75,000++

Taking offers from serious bidders.

Private Viewing Available

All Invoices & Records

are listed below in order of work that was done.

Photos below
w/softtop
INVOICES
Vehicle Purchased in 2008 for $28,000
Invoice #050808-1053 05/08/2008 - $714.08

(Engine & Transmission Maintance, Brakes, Battery)
Page 1
Invoice #081211-1328 08/12/2011 - $17,393.28
(Repairs - Engine, Door Windows, Door panels, Carpeting - Body Restoration & Repaint)
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9
Invoice #010312-1895 01/03/2012 - $1,675.07
(Hard Top Repairs & Repaint)
Page 1 Page 2
Invoice #070612-1903 07/06/2012 - $20,856.83
(Front Suspension, Frame, Engine Compartment, Engine Rebuild & Transmission,
Electrical Wiring, Brakes, Steering & Exhaust)
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7

Invoice #111212-2038 11/12/2012 - $918.06
(Oil Pressure Gauge, Steering Hose, Carburator Rebuild)

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Invoice #122014-2481 12/20/2014 - $269.33
(Electrical Issues)
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Summary of expenses:
Purchase Price - 28,000.00
INV# 1053 - 714.08
INV# 1328 - 17,393.28
INV# 1895 - 1,675.07
INV# 1903 - 20,856.83
INV# 2038 - 918.06
INV# 2481 - 269.33
TOTAL INVESTED - $69,826.65
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