$39,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1956


vin digit designation description
M Engine Code 292ci 3 Speed Manual Transmission
6 Model Year 1956
F Assembly Plant Dearborn, Michigan
H Body Style Thunderbird Convertible
166106 Serial Number Sequence number for production

  
exterior color code
K Fiesta Red
interior color code
XB Red and White Vinylr

 

Make:   Ford
Model:   Thunderbird
Transmission:   Manual
Mileage:   43,889 (Nonactual)
Engine:   292ci V8
VIN:   M6FH166106
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful 1956 Ford Thunderbird spectacular condition. This Ford looks outstanding, runs great, and is a very nice driver. It comes with both the soft-top, auxiliary hardtop, and tonneau cover. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Thunderbird that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. The car is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combination of Fiesta Red (K) over Red and White interior (XB). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the data tag pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this Thunderbird really is.

This particular vehicle was put on loan by the previous owner to the Cincinnati Art Museum to be displayed in an exhibit highlighting iconic 1950's design. One can read about the exhibition here: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2010-exhibitions/1956-ford-thunderbird/ .

As a side note, this Ford is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Thunderbird, just give us a call.

   

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Fiesta Red exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss and deep shine. The wheels are in great shape with a nice finish and no curb rash. Original style bias ply tires are fitted on the car. They look great and give the car more correct period appearance, but they are also noticeable on the highway. The chrome and other brightwork on the car looks great overall, there are a few scuffs on the side of the chrome on the spare tire. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some very small blemishes around the car that are too tiny so show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about 5 feet away. As one can seen in the many photos of the underside, this Thunderbird looks good underneath. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.

 

Interior

The 2-Tone Red & White interior of the Thunderbird looks absolutely fantastic. The seats are in excellent condition with no tears, rips, or split seams. The carpet looks terrific with no stains, rips, or holes. The door panels look great with no cracks or splits. The tonneau cover fits well and has not shrunken. The convertible soft top is in good shape overall, but does have two few very small spots, both shown in the photos below, worn through and the left rear latch is difficult to secure. The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. This car has never been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever.

The trunk is very clean and nicely detailed with the jack and correct rubber mat.


Mechanical

This Thunderbird appears to be in good mechanical condition. The engine starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs great. It is a nice driver that feels nice on the road. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating onto the highway, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, runs great, there are no strange noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall for a 1950's vehicle. The shifter feels good, it is tight, and the clutch feels good. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat according to the gauge. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior light, indicators, and fan for the heater. The temperature gauge and fuel gauge work. The speedometer needs a new cable and the wiper doe snot work. It is a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1956 Ford Thunderbird in nice high quality driver condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. There is no way a similar car could be purchased and restored to this level for anything near our asking price. We were told by the pervious owner that this Thunderbird was originally built and intended to be an export car. It was sold at the port in New Jersey before it was sold overseas, but that is why the speedometer is in kilometers, not miles per hour. Classic cars have proven the be a great investment over the past decade.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/iumtqx1Xk1c .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote. While we are more than happy to assist with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the shipping of the extra engine block.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 

 



 




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