Vehicle descriptionGateway Classic Cars of Indianapolis is proud to feature this extremely rare 1959 Ford Thunderbird J-code! What makes this Thunderbird so rare is the optional upgrade to the J-Code Special V8 engine that was only available in 1959 and 1960. In 1959 1,168 J-code Thunderbirds were produced out of the 1,450,953 vehicles that Ford produced that year. The true scope of rareness becomes glaringly apparent! A needle in the haystack of survivor cars and this one is a one family-owned car!An exclusive in Ford achievement and design was the intricate power operated convertible top. The rear-hinged trunk area automatically opens with the push of a button to accept the folding vinyl top and then retracts to a close concealing the top under the rear deck panel. The rare engine package is the very limited 430 cubic inch motor with a whopping 350 horsepower! Painted in the elegant Champagne with lipstick red interior, this rare J-code thunderbird was purchased new by the current owner's father who had kept it stowed away until his passing, in which it was inherited and taken great care of. It underwent a restoration and there are receipts and a photo album of pictures documenting the restoration as well as a spreadsheet of all the money accounted for the restoration. If you're a serious Thunderbird collector, this one is needed to complete the collection! Options on this 1959 Ford Thunderbird include - AM/FM Radio, Convertible Auto Top, Power Steering, Power Seats, Power Windows, Power Mirrors, Seat Belts, Leather Interior, White Walls and more!
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