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1955 Ford Other

Price: US $3,150.00

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Body Type:Convertible / Hardtop
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine:442 cu in
Vehicle Title:Clear
Drive Type:RWD
Power Options:Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Exterior Color:Black
Interior Color:Black & White
Drive Side:Left-hand drive
Number of Cylinders:8
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Public info

Car location:West Sand Lake, New York, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Last update:19.06.2019

Additional Info

·       1955 convertible T Bird

·       Originally built in the 1950’s by
Indianapolis 500 winner Jim Rathmann

·       Brass Plaque on Fire Wall:
Installation by Jim Rathmann, Inc. 2460 NW 36th St, Miami FL

·       66,224 original Miles

·       Restored in 2017

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·   Trophies
winner at Hartford CT Autorama 1959 and Rods & Customs  World’s Fair

·       1956 El Dorado Cadillac engine bored
and stroked to 442 Cu In. Block # 4X32981

·       2 Four barrels

·       11-1 Compression

·       Chet Herbert roller cam

·       Hand formed hood scoop

·       3-speed manual overdrive transmission

·       Power Windows / Power Brakes

·       4 way power seats

·       Telescoping steering wheel

·       3.91 limited slip differential

·       Traction Masters and heavy duty

·       Soft and Hard Top

·       Zephyr gears

·       AM Radio, Clock and Tachometer

·       12 volt system

This beautiful
1950’s Hot Rod convertible Thunderbird was equipped with just about every option
Ford offered at the time. Early on in its life, it was sent to Jim Rathmann Inc.
in Miami, Florida to be further enhanced. Mr. Rathmann, a very accomplished
Indy Car (1960 Indy 500 winner), NASCAR and Formula One driver, had a Hot Rod
shop that specialized in installing “hopped Up” Cadillac engines in Ford
chassis. The modifations to the car include a 1956 El Dorado Cadillac engine
bored and stroked to 442 cu.in., 11 to 1 compression, dual four barrels, and a
Chet Herbert roller cam. Connected to a 3-speed manual transmission with
overdrive. and a 3.91 limited slip differential. Also equipped with racing
brakes, traction masters, heavy duty shocks and Zephyr gears. The hood scoop
was hand stretched to look like the original and accommodate the tall dual carburetors.
The body was then treated to a 50’s style lacquer paint job.

after the car was completed, it was sold to a hot-rodder in upstate NY where it
was used to cruise and race the streets of Albany/ Schenectady. (same area as Shirley
Muldowney). The car also appeared in the 1959 Hartford Autorama and the Rod
& Custom World’s Fair car shows.

Due to
illness of the owner, the car was placed in a garage where it sat for
approximately 30 years until its current owner purchased it in
2005. With a little TLC, the car was brought back to life and cruised the streets of Albany again and continued to win trophies at car
shows. After 60 yrs the car was showing its age. In 2017 it was meticulously dismantled
and rebuilt/ restored, including a modern base coat/clear coat finish. It has
been driven moderately to and from car shows since.Please Note this car is for sale locally and may sell before auction closes.



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