1955 Ford Thunderbird for sale. Motorcar Classics is pleased to present this 1955 Ford Thunderbird featured in Red with White hardtop and Red & White vinyl interior. This car is equipped with the 3-speed manual transmission. Options include power windows and AM radio.Fords original two-seat Thunderbird, inspired by Chevrolets Corvette, went into production on September 9, 1954. Like Chevrolets fiberglass sports car, the steel-bodied 1955 T-bird rides on a 102-inch wheelbase, but the similarities ended there. Save for some early applications, a removable fiberglass hardtop was standard. Also standard were roll-up windows and V-8 power, all features unavailable to early Corvette customers. The Thunderbird V-8 is a 292 cubic-inch Y-block topped by a single four-barrel carburetor. Output is 193 horsepower as rated with the standard 3-speed manual gearbox. Our car presents itself in very good condition all around. We would characterize it as a high-level driver and it will be a source of pride to its next owner. It runs and drives well and looks great going down the road.