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1956 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Guru1SC56 writes:
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Absolutely beautiful classic automobile. Love the black and chrome. Whitewalls finish the picture.

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1956 Ford ThunderbirdReview
Guru31K5G writes:
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Price was reasonable compared to many ads for T-birds, Would like more info on the listed vehicle; summary of repairs & restoration work.

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John writes:
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With the continental kit it has more room than a 55 T-Bird, but is shorter than a 57.

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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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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

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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I Love It. It is truly an awesome car. Read More

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

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