Where do you find an original car, any car that is 62 years old, let alone the very first true sports car from Ford. The condition of this car is truly amazing considering its age, yes it has a couple of chips and small marks but nothing that detracts from a truly gorgeous looking car.
This T-bird was purchased a few years ago from the Simeone Museum where it was on display there because of its originality, it was also used as the 55 T-Bird to judge other early T-birds against on the East coast because of its originality and the fact it has never been apart.
All that has been changed from original is the seat material, but the original material has been kept and will be with the car, should anybody want to experience split material under their derriere. Also the soft top does look too nice to be 62 years old, therefore one should imagine this has been changed as well.
It has both hard and soft tops and drives surprisingly well, considering it has never been apart, it feels seriously tight and is swifter than one might imagine on a 1955 car.
All the chrome is lovely, seriously lovely, it obviously has not spent much time outside in any kind of weather.
It also has electric seats and electric windows and never has had a radio.
All the dash is in perfect condition,no cracks or splits, perspex behind dials is clear and perfect, all the original switches – that look like rockets – are there and perfect.
Carpet is 62 years old and has some slight discoloration, but nothing that distracts from the car and nobody ( in their right mind) would change it and the rubber mat in the trunk is hard and brittle due to age.
The car collecting world is starting to correctly value originality over restoration and it doesn’t get more original and good looking than this T-bird, that has obviously been loved and cared for its whole life.
A 55 T-bird manufactured in 1954 and in gorgeous original condition, a must for any collector of American sports car and a great addition to anybody who truly appreciates originality.
I am not a big guy and even I have to kinda have my legs either side of the steering wheel. I still cannot fathom, how this was made for the American market, but it was and they seem to have sold a few, so I guess I am not understanding something…..wouldn’t be the first time.
All the dash is in perfect condition,no cracks in perspex, behind the dials is clear, all the switches – that look like rockets are there and perfect.
Carpet is old and has some discoloration, but nothing that distracts from the car and nobody ( in their right mind) would change it.