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Black 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 312 3 Speed Manual Available Now!

Stock #:
TPA1513
Exterior Color:
Black
Interior Color:
Brown
Body Type:
Convertible
Transmission:
3 Speed Manual
Engine:
312
Title Condition:
Clear

Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is happy to list this sharp 1956 Ford Thunderbird!

The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet’s new sports car, the Corvette. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954 and sold exceptionally well in its first year; outselling the Corvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, a few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk and a new 12-volt electrical system.

If you’re ready to take a cruise around town and do so in some style, simply hop in, turn the key, shift it into gear, and this spunky numbers matching 312 V8 will have you rolling. The 312 V8, which produces approximately 225 HP is linked to a Ford O Matic 3 speed transmission. This original drivetrain has just over 44k actual original miles. The interior was kept simplistic and very period correct for a 56’ T-Bird. The Carmel Tan vinyl interior gives it a nice contrast, looks sharp, and is in good shape overall. [ omitted ]. [ omitted ].

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa is happy to list this sharp 1956 Ford Thunderbird!

The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet’s new sports car, the Corvette. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954 and sold exceptionally well in its first year; outselling the Corvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes. With the Thunderbird considered a success, a few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk and a new 12-volt electrical system.

If you’re ready to take a cruise around town and do so in some style, simply hop in, turn the key, shift it into gear, and this spunky numbers matching 312 V8 will have you rolling. The 312 V8, which produces approximately 225 HP is linked to a Ford O Matic 3 speed transmission. This original drivetrain has just over 44k actual original miles. The interior was kept simplistic and very period correct for a 56’ T-Bird. The Carmel Tan vinyl interior gives it a nice contrast, looks sharp, and is in good shape overall. [ omitted ]. [ omitted ].

Vehicle Equipment
  • AM Radio
  • Radial Tires
  • White Walls
  • Hub Caps
  • Seatbelts
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Vinyl Interior
Vehicle Warranty

 This vehicle is "For Sale by Owner," displayed at Gateway Classic Cars, who is acting only as a Sales Agent. The Company is not making any representations as to the condition and/or the value of this vehicle. Gateway Classic Cars has not checked the condition (mechanical or structural), mileage or authenticity of this vehicle and is relying on the information provided by the seller. The company is not responsible for omissions and/or errors in advertising this vehicle and the buyer shall hold the Company harmless from all future claims arising from any representations made by the Seller. All vehicles are sold on an AS-IS, WHERE-IS basis. 

                                                                                                   OR
 
This Vehicle is owned by the Company, however, the Company is not making any representations as to the condition, authenticity, mileage or originality of this vehicle. The Company is not issuing any warranties, verbal or written and is not responsible for any omissions or errors in advertising. The Customer is relying solely on the previous owners information and/or its own inspection, knowledge and judgment on this vehicle. The Company is not a certified mechanic or appraiser.  All vehicles are sold on an AS-IS, WHERE-IS basis
About Gateway Classic Cars of Tampa

 

 

Are you ready to sell your classic, exotic, or special interest vehicle?


With over 3,000 of the World's finest collector vehicles located in 18 state-of-the-art showrooms nationwide,

 Gateway Classic Cars is your premier consignment company!


Selling your car has never been easier thanks to Gateway Classic Cars. Our proven 
Consignment Process provides you with the peace of mind and our team will remove the stress of selling privately and the risks of losing money at auction. You retain ownership and title of the vehicle until we sell it! Your vehicle receives a professional photo shoot of up to 100 pictures and a video presenting your vehicle plus a professional write-up and featured on our extended advertising network. Join our success of being the World's Largest Classic Car Company since 1999.


For over 20 years we have helped over 34,000 collectors around the world
buy, sell or trade their classics and we can help you too! 


Call  813-473-8235 for more information on how we can help you sell your vehicle.


 

 

Are you ready to sell your classic, exotic, or special interest vehicle?


With over 3,000 of the World's finest collector vehicles located in 18 state-of-the-art showrooms nationwide,

 Gateway Classic Cars is your premier consignment company!


Selling your car has never been easier thanks to Gateway Classic Cars. Our proven 
Consignment Process provides you with the peace of mind and our team will remove the stress of selling privately and the risks of losing money at auction. You retain ownership and title of the vehicle until we sell it! Your vehicle receives a professional photo shoot of up to 100 pictures and a video presenting your vehicle plus a professional write-up and featured on our extended advertising network. Join our success of being the World's Largest Classic Car Company since 1999.


For over 20 years we have helped over 34,000 collectors around the world
buy, sell or trade their classics and we can help you too! 


Call  813-473-8235 for more information on how we can help you sell your vehicle.


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- Cashier’s Check/money order
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AVAILABILITY: We advertise our inventory across multiple websites. It is best to inquire prior to purchase to assure the advertised vehicle is not already sold. Vehicles may be sold prior to eBay listing end, and we reserve the right to end listings early or to cancel bids/offers solely at our discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.

 
AS-IS WHERE-IS: All vehicles are sold on an AS-IS WHERE-IS basis.  Having a third party inspection and addressing any concerns is recommended prior to purchase.  It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to verify all options, accessories, and vehicle condition before time of sale.  If purchaser chooses to waive inspection, the AS-IS WHERE-IS is still enforced.  Any concerns will not be addressed post sale.  
 
PAYMENT: We require a non-refundable $1000 deposit within 24 hours of offer being placed.  A deposit is a commitment to purchase and is applied towards the purchase price. The commitment to purchase is not contingent upon inspection, financing, or any other terms. 
 
Full payment is required within 7 days of offer acceptance, unless other arrangements are agreed to in writing. If deposit and/or full payment are not provided within said time frame, all vehicles will be relisted and transaction will be considered void. 
 
We accept wire transfer (preferred), cashier's check, personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears), ACH, credit cards (for the agreed deposit amount only and will incur a 3% fee), and in person cash payments. We also offer vehicle financing, please inquire for details prior to making bids/offers.  PayPal is not accepted. 
 
VEHICLE RELEASE: Signed purchase packet which shall include but not limited to the purchase contract, cleared payment in full, and a copy of your driver's license will be needed before the vehicle is released.

AVAILABILITY: We advertise our inventory across multiple websites. It is best to inquire prior to purchase to assure the advertised vehicle is not already sold. Vehicles may be sold prior to eBay listing end, and we reserve the right to end listings early or to cancel bids/offers solely at our discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.

 
AS-IS WHERE-IS: All vehicles are sold on an AS-IS WHERE-IS basis.  Having a third party inspection and addressing any concerns is recommended prior to purchase.  It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to verify all options, accessories, and vehicle condition before time of sale.  If purchaser chooses to waive inspection, the AS-IS WHERE-IS is still enforced.  Any concerns will not be addressed post sale.  
 
PAYMENT: We require a non-refundable $1000 deposit within 24 hours of offer being placed.  A deposit is a commitment to purchase and is applied towards the purchase price. The commitment to purchase is not contingent upon inspection, financing, or any other terms. 
 
Full payment is required within 7 days of offer acceptance, unless other arrangements are agreed to in writing. If deposit and/or full payment are not provided within said time frame, all vehicles will be relisted and transaction will be considered void. 
 
We accept wire transfer (preferred), cashier's check, personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears), ACH, credit cards (for the agreed deposit amount only and will incur a 3% fee), and in person cash payments. We also offer vehicle financing, please inquire for details prior to making bids/offers.  PayPal is not accepted. 
 
VEHICLE RELEASE: Signed purchase packet which shall include but not limited to the purchase contract, cleared payment in full, and a copy of your driver's license will be needed before the vehicle is released.
Fees and Taxes

Sales tax, title, license, registration, document fee, finance charges, and SMOG testing fees are in addition to the final purchase price. Buyer is responsible for said fees.

 
A $397.63 document fee will be added to the purchase price. All credit cards are charged a 3% fee.