1955 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1955 Ford Thunderbird Overview

The 1955 Ford Thunderbird was the first T-bird. Originally rolling off the line in September of 1954, the Thunderbird sold much better than even Ford could have hoped; in its first year, 16,155 Thunderbirds were sold, over 6,000 higher than the 10,000 Ford had estimated.

Helping to move the car off the line was a 292-ci Y-block V8, rated at 198 horsepower. The T-bird came standard with a fiberglass top, though many opted for the soft-top convertible cover. It sold for just under $2,700.

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For 1955 thunderbird: Does oil go in the breather cap tube? Where does transmission fluid go? Sorry basic questions. Can’t find answers with searches

Value Of 55 T-bird (production # 52)

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'55 Thunderbird Transmission Problems

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55 T-bird Question Again, To Correct The Stripping Speedo Gear ? A Transmis...

55 T-bird question again, to correct the stripping speedo gear ? A transmission shop has work on classic cars , has suggested to rebuild the tranie,that will take care of the problem.is that correct...