West Coast Classics presents an exceptional and highly desirable example of this second generation (1958-60) of Thunderbirds, a beautiful high quality restoration example of this 1959 Ford Thunderbird 2 door Hardtop with a 352 c.i. 300HP 4BBL V8 engine matched to it’s original 3 speed ‘Cruise-O-Matic’ automatic transmission in completely rust free condition in it’s original factory ‘Indian Turquoise’ color paint with it’s original two-tone matching Green & White interior and with factory options including bucket seats, rare working factory ‘Select-Aire’ air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, original AM radio, heater & defroster, Lifeguard cushioned sun visors and instrument panel, seat belts, tinted glass, electric clock, automatic dome light, courtesy light, glove box & trunk light, full wheel covers, rear skirts and wide White wall tires and striking Continental kit!
By 1958 Ford was betting the farm on a totally revamped line of full-size cars as well as the totally new compact Falcon. The first of the four seater Thunderbirds were nicknamed the ‘Squarebird’ because of their ‘boxy’ lines and wide pillar roof, which would go on to be applied to other Ford models from Galaxies and Falcons into the 60’s, along with plenty of their competitors too. A slow starter as far as collectibles, these are coming of age now and starting to enjoy a strong following, especially obviously amongst Ford enthusiasts.
This particular car boasts it’s original and very striking ‘Indian Turquoise’ factory color paint with a matching two-tone vinyl bucket seats interior which was restored to original specs for it’s previous owners with no expense spared and which was obviously a serious restoration a shown by its remarkable condition showing pride of ownership throughout.
The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free – obviously an always garaged and cherished car since new. The 352 c.i 300HP V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car drives extremely well and must be driven to be fully appreciated. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of an obviously always garaged long time owned and cherished rust free 1959 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door Hardtop in very fine condition throughout.
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Location: Torrance, California, United States