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1956 Ford ThunderbirdReview
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Family Heirloom. — A little bit of history. Back in '56 the Thunderbird was more popular than the Corvette. '56 was the first year they had seatbelts. It came equipped with a four barrel carburator on top of a V8 generating 225 horsepower, which was quite a lot for its day. Wide whitewalls and lots of chrome. '56 was the only year of the small Birds with the continental spare tire kit.

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

Pros: Classic collectable.  It was my aunt's.  I had a frame off restoration done.  Convertible.  Everyone smiles and waves when they see it.

Cons: Cramped.  People weren't as big in the 50s.  

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1956 Ford ThunderbirdReview

56 Ford Thunderbird — This Car Is Almost Identical To My Grandpa's 56 Same Color And Everything And My Gramps Car Is Just As Amazing As This One. The Car Has Both The Convertable Soft Top And The Hard Top.

Pros: Very Beautiful Car, Has Won Many Car Shows And Is Quite Rare.

Cons: Needs New Window For Convertable Soft Top.

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As Classy As It Lloks — After 50 years I was finally able to find a 1956 Baby Bird that I could afford. Slightly modified (Mustang 302 V8, C4 Automatic and Mustang dual power assist brake booster, Vintage air heat/air conditioning). A little hard to steer because previous owner didn't know how to install power steering pump with alternator and air cond compressor. Car rides smooth handles well (except could use a faster steering box gear ratio). Just a little hard to get into (low roof lines make you bend your head to get in) but once in there is quite a lot of head, shoulder and leg room. It still is a crwod pleaser for young, middle and older age groups. Too bad I had to wait so long. I like it better than the 1968 Shelby GT350 convertible I previously owned. This one had hard & ssoft tops and only enough room for 2 or 3. Too bad Ford made new T'bird closer to 54 Covette in looks (rounded front headlights/fenders). They probably would sell more if they were closer to original Baby Birds in looks.

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird By MaricelaHoward

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Wife's Toy By Luger

Rather cramped for tall people. Little storage and the trunk is very shallow. A car to cruise in, not for trips.Had to get custom seat covers since a black interior will cause damage in 115 degree h... Read More

Retro T-bird Ok, But No Classic By Luger

The retro-Birds are nice looking and average performers, but they miss being either a luxury car or a sports car. The trunk is so shallow that there is little storage. Ford got the retro part right,... Read More

2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Red Hot 2003 Thunderbird By Michelewoodward5

I like that she has 3 personalities: Hard top-for those snuggly days, Soft top-for those days that are a little to hot to go topless, Convertible-for the topless, flirty days. Thunderbird drives great... Read More

Excellent Ford Thunderbird! By Chrystael

The Ford Thunderbird is a weekend cruiser. Drop the top for a great canyon drive with the retro look and feel, but all the modern requirements of a nice reliable car. This vehicle is the perfect pleas... Read More

2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Classic By MrFeher

Performance surpassed my expectation. Quality Leather and interior sound. Better road view than anticipated with the top on. Cons, Need a bit more space behind the seats. Ne... Read More

Luxury, Sporty And A Great Fun Driver. By Blackhawke

I love everything about this car. It is not a Corvette but then again wasn't supposed to be anything other than a boulevard cruiser. There are tons of specialty products made to customize this car ... Read More

1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Great Car By Vwags

This car is a joy to drive. The style is very nice and it has the power and handling to support the style. The car gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a V8. I would think long and hard about get... Read More

Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

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