RARE 59' RAVEN BLACK, CORRECT COLORS, 390 V8, AUTO, PS, GORGEOUS PAINT & INTER.
The second-generation Thunderbird is arguably the most distinctive of the bunch. So when you can find a rare convertible with shining black paint, big block power, and acres of chrome like this 1959 Ford Thunderbird, then you know you have a true cut-above classic.
Check out the door tag, this is a real-deal A-code Raven Black car. There's been a lot invested to make sure the correct color has enough lust to make you believe it's 1959 all over again. Of course to get glossy black right, it also takes precision straight panels. These second-generation cars are affectionately called "Squarebirds" because of the sharp angels, but the intricate lines of the wraparound chrome bumpers front and rear reveal there was a lot more going on with this design than its predecessor. It's more than just these bumpers competing with the paint for shine. There are bright details abound on the T-birds, including the little ornaments atop each front fender, the Thunderbird script on the rocket-shaped body side moldings, and the chrome grilles on the rear panels – all of which are great reminders of the new jet age. And of course, we all love wire wheels with the iconic whitewalls. All of this is key to this convertible's outstanding presence today. It's not just the great glossy black, but also all of the details are correct to truly make a lasting impression upon arrival.
The moment you see the bold red interior radiate from the black exterior, there's no doubt that the guy who originally ordered this car knew exactly what he was doing. Beautifully finished buckets, center console, and gorgeous cockpit-style dash – the whole convertible has a stylish Lincoln-level of execution. Today it still carries that spirit because the seats, carpets, door panels, and just about every other component has either been expertly preserved or correctly replaced. The white-faced instruments are fitted into a shiny aluminum panel that looks like a high-end clock face. Power driver's seat, AM/FM radio, and provisions for air conditioning make for great luxury features on any '50s classic.
Under the hood is a 390 cubic-inch big block V8. Those who know these T-birds remember that most had the 352ci motor, and it wouldn't be until the next generation until the 390 FE was available. This larger big block also has a four-barrel carburetor. So this luxury cruiser has a little extra pep in its step compared to many of its siblings. On the road, the dual exhaust gives a hint at the power under the hood, but the T-bird never loses its composure. It floats down the boulevard like a true vintage luxury convertible should. This is aided by the right features such as the three-speed automatic transmission and power steering.
Ford made less than 10,300 Thunderbird droptops in '59, so just imagine how few have survived today to look this good. So if you're quick, rare and vintage luxury can also be an affordable choice. Call today!!!
- Power Convertible Top
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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