This 1956 Ford Thunderbird was delivered new to J.W. Burch and Son of La Habra, California and spent time in Michigan and Florida before being acquired by the seller in 2018. The car is finished in Colonial White over a red and white interior and powered by a 292ci V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission. Original equipment includes a white hard top, rear fender skirts, an AM radio, a Continental kit and dual exhaust. The custom red soft top was installed in 2019. Steel 15″ wheels wear polished covers and are mounted with new 205/75R15 Diamond Back 3" whitewall tires. The interior features a bench seat upholstered in red and white vinyl along with matching door panels, a red dashboard top, and engine-turned metal dash trim. Equipment includes a manually-adjustable bench seat, crank windows, a push-button AM radio, and a locking glovebox. Instrumentation includes a 150-mph speedometer, a 5k-rpm tachometer, a clock, and auxiliary gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer shows just over 500 miles, approximately 400 of which have been added by the seller. Total mileage is unknown. The guages, clock and AM Radio are all in working condition. The original delivery invoice shows the factory options and a total price of $2,617.57.
This car underwent a body off frame restoration around 1992 by the previous owner who owned the car from 1975 until it was acquired by the seller in June of 2018. Work carried out during current ownership consisted of a Pertronix electronic ignition (1/2019); rebuilt rear axle, replaced fuel gage/sending unit, tune up (5/2019); installed red soft top (6/2019); New U-joints & driveshaft repair (1/2020); Flushed coolant system (7/2021); and new tires (10/2022).