Wed, 12th Oct 2016 13:10

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 11
 

1958 Ford Thunderbird

Estimated at £12,000 - £15,000


Lot details
Registration No: 326 UYG
Chassis No: H8YH119295
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Benefits from spending most of its life in the dry climates of California and Spain

- Much money spent on parts including chrome wheels, brakes and suspension work

- Serviced less than 20 miles ago, 5.7-litre V8 engine, external spare wheel with bumper and clam shell case

Conceived to challenge Chevrolet's Corvette sports car launched in 1953, the iconic Thunderbird, Ford's first 'personal car', made its debut in October 1954 and was one of the first models fitted with the blue oval's new overhead valve V8 engine. The T-bird remained fundamentally unchanged during the first two years before a restyle for 1957 introduced fins on a longer tail section, increased boot space, and more aggressive frontal styling. The following year, the T-bird grew larger in its second generation, the '58 'Square-bird' being the first of the line to adopt unitary construction and offer four seats. Imported into the UK in 2014, this smart example is finished in white with red / white vinyl interior and benefits from the fitment of a new steering wheel and chrome wheels at a cost of over £3,500. New shock absorbers and brakes have also been fitted along with a number of other miscellaneous parts for which we are advised the invoices total thousands of pounds. Described as having "good" bodywork, engine and gearbox with "very good" interior, this classic piece of Americana, complete with rare external spare wheel with bumper and clam shell case, is offered with a Swansea V5 document and the non-transferable registration 326 UYG.

PLEASE NOTE: The vendor has informed us that a new Holley carburettor has just been fitted to the car at a cost of £750. Please check with our documents office for details of any other spares which may be included with this lot.
 

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Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, Wed, 12th Oct 2016

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