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Ford Thunderbird Classic Bird

FACTS

1955 - 1957

CONSTRUCTION YEAR

William P. Boyer

DESIGNERS

V8 cylinder

5,112 cc

195 hp

ENGINE

21,380

NUMBER OF PIECES

1957

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STORY

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird was the second generation of this legendary American automobile.

The 1956 model year brought some design changes that made the car even more elegant and eye-catching. These included a new grille that was now less rounded and a one-piece bumper - the spare tire at the rear was also removed.

The 1956 Thunderbird proved to be a commercial success and helped establish the personal luxury car segment.

Not least because this Thunderbird was Marylin Monroe’s daily driver.

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird had a strong presence in Hollywood, being featured prominently in various films and television shows of the time. The car was often portrayed as a symbol of style, luxury, and the American dream.

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird is now a sought-after collector's item and is valued for its timeless design and its role in American automotive history.

PERSONAL STORY

This Thunderbird was owned for decades by an Austrian Ford dealer who had it for sale.

However, because he himself was so fascinated by this iconic Ford, it stayed in the family and was driven extensively and proudly presented to customers. However, it was never available for purchase.

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