Colonial White Exterior with Turquoise/White Interior and Turquoise Power Top; 352 Cubic Inch/300 hp V8 Engine; Automatic; Numbers Matching; Original Colors; Power Steering; Power Brakes; Excellent, Original Car.
This 1959 Ford Thunderbird “Squarebird” was built in Wixom, Michigan on July 20, 1959. It is in excellent, original condition. The Thunderbird has seldom been driven and the current condition (see below) backs up claims of the 8,904 miles being original.
It is a wonderful example of a factory correct, as-built Thunderbird from 1959. It starts, runs, and drives exceptionally well and has been maintained by Fox Motorsports. The previous owner replaced knobs, rubber seals, decals, and switches (keeping receipts of all).
The original Colonial White paint shows wonderful patina, with only a few touched-up spots and minor issues. The chrome trim is very nice and the front bumper/grill have been rechromed. The T-Bird retains all factory drain holes, body seams, and original metal. There is no bodywork or filler and the car has never been repainted (other than the tops of the doors). Electronic paint gauge measurements show consistent 4-6 mil readings over the entire body of the car with the door tops reading 11-12 mils. These readings confirm the lack of filler or bodywork. The original lead seams have also been confirmed.
The interior is extremely nice, with very little wear and only two minor tears (passenger door panel and rear seat). The underside of the car is original and still maintains inspection marks on the driveshaft. The paper ID/catalog tag is still affixed to the rear transaxle (done by Ford during original assembly). The engine compartment is extremely clean and detailed. Proper tags, washer bag, air cleaner, generator, starter, and automatic windshield washer pump are present and all in excellent condition.
Recent Fox Motorsports Service:
-Change brake fluid
-Change brake fluid
-Remove/rebuild Cruise-O-Matic transmission
-H: 352 cubic inch V8; 300 horsepower
-Y: Wixom, Michigan
Body: 76A (Thunderbird Convertible)
Color: E (Colonial White)
Trim: 7X (Turquois/White)
Date: 20G (July 20, 1959)