The Thunderbird entered in production on 1955 as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car and Ford positioned the Thunderbird as an upscale model which is credited for developing a new market segment, the personal luxury car.
This was a vehicle that changed how Americans viewed open road driving. It was a beautiful model with unique styling that got many automotive enthusiasts excited. The small two seated roadster was not very fast, but it did not stop it from becoming one America’s classic sport cars and the Corvette’s direct competitor.
This particular vehicle it’s been with the same owner for almost 50 years. It’s been modified with performance and weight savings in mind, and is one of the sleekest looking cars available around during these days. This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is a purpose built award winning street machine that was built in a time before resto-modding old cars was all the rage.
In this video you can take a look at this very stylish all black 1955 Thunderbird that is truly a great example of this classic vehicle.