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Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 — 1956

Only two previous owners, this car is original and in excellent condition. It has been owned by a Swedish family since 2004 and previously by an American family.

Ted Gryth
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"It's unusual to come across a car like this in such good original condition, having only been repainted due to the fading California sun. It's a fantastic car to look at as well as to drive."

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"It's unusual to come across a car like this in such good original condition, having only been repainted due to the fading California sun. It's a fantastic car to look at as well as to drive."


Wray Brothers Ford in Van Nuys sold this car new in 1956 to John and Muriel Dow, who meticulously maintained it and had it serviced on a regular basis (much documentation is preserved). The car was only driven occasionally, but it was used to transport the son, who was an actor in the television series "Leave it to Beaver." The current owner looked for a nice original car for a long time before finding this one in 2004; it had only been driven 31066 miles at the time.

The car was in good shape, but sun-bleached, and it came with an original hardtop, and the largest engine, and an automatic transmission. It was brought home and given to a reputable paint company, which sandblasted the body and repainted it in the original color. A new convertible top was installed and the interior was reupholstered. It has now traveled 46558 miles and is only used occasionally. It's time for someone else to step in and take over this treasure.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    46558 miles 
  • Registration Number
  • Chassis Number
  • Kw / hp
    168 / 265 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
  • Colour
    Buckshin Tan 


  • Mechanical condition:

    Works perfectly, everything works apart from the clock and original radio, well serviced with a lot of documentation.

  • Interior condition:

    Very nice interior, that was re upholstered in 2005 in its original design.

  • Exterior condition:

    Professional repainted 15 years ago in its original color, sandblasted bodywork before paint and never suffered rust repairs with fine in chrome work. The cabriolet roof was changed before it was imported to Sweden.

  • General condition:

    It’s an original car in top condition with original hardtop, with a very unusual Buckskin Tan color.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2007-02-03
Ursprungsbesiktning: 2005-01-20 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 2005-01-25 (560101)
Senast godkända besiktning: 2017-05-04
Besiktigad tom: Besiktningsbefriad
Årsskatt: Skattebefriad
Antal ägare: 2

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