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1955 Ford Thunderbird Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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acauto writes:
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4

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Great styling, V8 power, no one else races one around this part of the country

Cons

50's technology braking, no roof

acauto
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When Thunderbirds Were Sports Cars! — A 1955 Ford Thunderbird. This review isn't exactly what Car Gurus is probably looking for when they asked me to "Add" a car I owned, but oh well, I do own it and love racing it! Not your typical road racer!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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savis writes:
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great styling

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labor intensive

savis
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Huge Project — this car is approximately 800 hours into a full rotisserie restoration. the pictures are just a few of a full photo documentation of the project. they show me cutting out some rusted sections, fabricating new pieces, and welding and blending into lace. I have done this on every inch of the car. all sheet metal has been replaced, such as floors, inner and outer rocker panels floor braces, door skins inner quarter panels and more. a labor of love.

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skygazer writes:
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4

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Iconoic, stunning styling, real head turner.  You will be noticed!  Car performs well with minor modifications (add disc brakes, engine & suspension upgrades).  Original y-block motor sounds marvelous, and original Ford-o-matic works well.  An extremely fun car on sunny days!

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Only affordable if you restore it yourself.  Not a "performance car", but reasonably comfortable.  Don't drive it in the rain.  Roomy 2-seater, but shy of legroom.  Very small trunk.  55's have notorious blind spot (I installed a blind spot mirror).

skygazer
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The Iconic "specialty Car"... For Crusin On Sunny Days, Or Fair Weather Cruise Nights. — Beautiful lines, very attractive car, loads of fun! While not much of a performer in stock trim, can be made to have reasonably good handling and performance at minimal additional cost if you are rebuilding the car. Popularity of car means lots of reproduction parts are available at relatively low cost... similar to Mustangs. Many restoration houses around, fairly easy to fix or get fixed.

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thunderbird writes:
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The T-bird is beautiful car , everybody turns their heads , including school children when I drive by .

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Still trying to find a good chroming company to do rechome my cars.
I would appreicated if some one out there can recomment a good chromer .
Also after the pieces comes back they don't fit back in like before was chrom . any sugestions

thunderbird
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Its A Great Fun Car To Own. And To Drive Around — Love the car , it is my hobby since I'm retired , like to see some thing as beautiful as the Thunderbird comes back to like , almost as nice as day one . Hate to Part with it if some one should wants to buy it , I'm doing another one right now , it's a standard shift . 70% done on it .

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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timeless   style

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probably not he best investment car

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55 Tbird — 200 Hp moves this heavy 50's "sportscar" better than I expected. this base model could use power options but it stops and steering isn't bad once it's moving. it is a comfortable criuser . Handleing is typical of 50's cars. Attracts a lot of attention and is nostalgic ,illiciting stories, which add to the enjoyment of owning it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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