1956 Ford Thunderbird – SOLD For $24,000!

July 29, 2021 Update – The high bid in the auction for this 1956 Ford Thunderbird did not meet the seller’s reserve. We’ve moved this Baby Bird to our “Rides Still Available” page where the seller remains firm on his reserve price of $27,500.  If you are serious about buying this Thunderbird at this price, you can either select the green “Buy Now” button to agree to the $27,500 price or enter your counteroffer in the “Bid Directly” box after registering and logging in as a bidder.

The Guys With Rides is proud to offer this driver quality, 54K original mile, 292/3speed, 1956 Ford Thunderbird featuring a non-porthole removable hardtop as well as a white convertible top. The reserve auction for this T-bird will start at Noon today and will run through July 29, 2021.

Reserve Meter – the green bar approximates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

Current High Bid = $16,000

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To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel:

Larry, the current caretaker of this low mileage Thunderbird, bought the car approximately ten years ago at an Estate Auction from the original owner. A driver-quality car, Larry completed a reseal of the engine and had the valvetrain updated.  Additionally, Larry enlisted a friend who specializes in transmissions reseal the original three-speed manual found in this car.

Not only does this driver-quality Thunderbird come equipped with its original white convertible top, but this example is also an early ’56 build featuring a non-porthole-equipped removable hardtop.

The picture below provides the link to the complimentary LemonSquad.com Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) completed July 6, 2021 for this auction. Click on the picture below to review the complete report.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1956 Ford Thunderbird, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

  1. Kevin S

    What is the reserve price ?

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Kevin, as with any reserve auction, we cannot reveal what the reserve price is until it has been met. We will start the auction at Noon with an opening bid of $15,000.

  2. jim

    Is this true mileage on vehicle or Is the mileage after rebuild of engine?

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Jim, our understanding from the second owner (the seller) that he believes the mileage to be actual. When he bought the Thunderbird during an Estate auction approximately ten years ago, the car was advertised as having the original powertrain.

  3. SJscoville

    If I’m the highest / only bidder, but reserve has not been met, now what?

    • Guys with Rides

      If the reserve is not met at the end of the auction, we’ll work with the buyer and seller to see whether a mutual deal can be met. If that can’t be achieved, the car will move to our “Rides Still Available” page where people can make offers we present to the seller for consideration.


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