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1956 Ford Thunderbird 409 CID V8 Laser Red

Stock #:
Exterior Color:
Laser Red
Interior Color:
409 CID V8
Title Condition:
Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Houston is proud to offer this powerful 1956 Ford Thunderbird. Thunderbirds have a strong reputation for being great cruising classics. You can go on a weekend cruise down the coast and enjoy nature. This Thunderbird on the other hand had been built to run with the big boys. Dyno tested at 488Hp and 514trq this beauty will put some modern cars to shame. It been with its 3rd owner for 55 years and has been well care for and maintained throughout its life.

Under the hood you’ll find a little more than the standard T-bird.

• 400 small block Chevy bored .040

AFR Heads

• Custom made copper 5 core radiator w/trans cooler

Electric cooling fan-manual control flexalite

• Complete MSO Ignition system & wires

• Quick fuel 750 CFM carb (dyno tuned & jetted) custom after- market air cleaner/K&N filter

Edelbrock Air Gap intake Port matched to AFR heads

• All engine fasteners stainless ARP/all braided stainless fuel lines

Holley mechanical fuel pump (dyno tuned to carb)

• Custom air cleaner - chrome valve covers

• Custom 7 qt aluminum oil pan

• Custom Hooker headers w full 2 ~ Inch exhaust system

Flowmaster mufflers street/strip Super 40 series

• All engine internal components listed on Dyno Sheet on horsepower/torque numbers


• Local built 700R--4 transmission w/shift kit (Almost no miles on recent rebuild)

Hurst Shifter/custom extra capacity oil pan/braided stainless cooling lines

31000 RPM stall custom converter

• Built custom valve body-can be manually shifted

• local built custom heavy-duty drive shaft w/H.D. universal joints


• Ford 9 inch 4:10 POS track by Pyle Brothers, Baytown, Tx.

• Ford 9 Inch custom housing by Pyle Brothers, Baytown, Tx.

Moser custom axels 31 spline

• Ford truck drum brakes

• Custom air shocks/H.D. rear springs

UP FRONT: Custom made manual Disc Brakes w/cross drilled rotors

67 Mustang manual disc brake master cylinder

• Wiring by Painless

• Custom manual cooling fan controls by Painless

The interior has been left original apart from the gauges and shifter. We would certainly qualify this ’56 Thunderbird as a sleeper, however the rumble of the engine is a little hard to hide. [ omitted ]. Alternatively, if you want to see it in person, come to our Houston Showroom, located at 1910 Cypress Station Dr, Bldg 200, Houston, TX 77090. [ omitted ].

Vehicle Equipment
  • Radial Tires
  • Manual Top
  • Seatbelts
  • Telescopic Wheel
  • 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. 

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 Houston



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  832-645-0077 for more information on how we can help you sell your vehicle.

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Terms and Conditions
Payment Options
We accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier’s Check/money order
- Cash (in person)
- Personal check (once cleared)
Vehicle Pickup & Shipping
All shipping charges are buyer’s responsibility.
Finance, Warranty, Shipping question?
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General Terms

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.