These two great Ford Thunderbirds are heading to Raleigh Classic Car Auctions, which would you add to your collection?
The Ford Thunderbird, or T-Bird, was one of the original personal luxury cars made by Ford, starting in the 1950s. The Thunderbird has been everything from a sports car to a luxury coupe, and even did double duty in the 1980s and 1990s as a forced-fed, muscle-bound stoplight warrior and NASCAR champion. The model has quite the run with 11 distinct generations, but it was the early part of the model run of the Thunderbird that people still think of with love and collectors tend to scoop up. The first-generation Ford Thunderbird is regarded as one of the best ever, and collectors tend to agree. At the upcoming Raleigh Classic Car Auctions event, there will be two Ford Thunderbirds up for grabs from the first-generation run, which would you choose?
1956 Ford Thunderbird
This Thunderbird has been with the same family since 1959 and is in top shape. It is well-optioned with power steering, power brakes, power seat, two tops, T&C radio, power windows, and the Continental Kit. It was restored back in the early 2000s and is one of the nicest 1956 Thunderbirds you will find. See it here.
1957 Ford Thunderbird
You’re looking at an unrestored true survivor that has just 23,312 miles on the clock. It’s also an award-winning show car with several added options and accessories. Comes with the original invoice and owner’s manual. See it here.
These cars and many other great classic and collectible cars and trucks will be for sale at the Raleigh Classic Car Auction on May 6th and 7th. Visit raleighclassic.com to learn more about consigning your vehicle and bidder registration.