Where To Get A Ford 1955 Thunderbird Of Your Own
Everyone has that perfect car that they would love to get. For some, it means putting out a few extra thousand dollars over the long-term in order to secure a beauty. For others? It means a hunt. It means careful planning. It means spending years asking around and hoping you have enough money when the perfect car of your dreams arrives.
For so many people out there, the car of their youth – and their future – is the Ford 1955 Thunderbird. This baby made its debut sixty years ago and is still regarded as one of the most classic cars around. The only problem? As more years go by, it becomes more difficult to locate and secure such a car as more fall into disuse or are squirreled away into private collections.
So how can you find a Thunderbird once you have the funds to buy one for yourself? Below we take a look at some the biggest sources at your fingertips – and beyond!
1. The Internet
This is both your best and worst source for classifieds. On one hand, the internet allows you to search the whole world over from the comfort of your own home. If you’re going to find someone wanting to see their car right now, it’s going to be on the internet.
On the flipside, the issue with the internet is that a lot of people lie there. They lie about the condition of the car, how much they’re charging, and even where they are located. There are many scam artists out there. They’re only interested in securing your money and never giving anything back. Or, they tell you the car condition is one way when in reality they send you a total clunker – or the wrong kind of car altogether!
Be careful who you buy from. Make sure the person is vetted, either by the site they’re selling on or from a mutual acquaintance. While you can never be a hundred percent sure on the internet, you can at least make sure that you limit the chance of being taken for a ride – and not the good kind.
You are probably already aware of car shows. They’re probably where you go to see the 1955 Thunderbird you’re in love with. But did you know that people go there to both show off their classic cars… and to sell them? Even if a car isn’t explicitly for sale, you can still ask the owner if they would be interested for the right price.
This is a trickier way to do things, but you can see the car for yourself and talk to the owner face-to-face. You have a higher chance of getting what you want. On the other hand, you have to wait for a car to be in your area, and find out if the owner is even willing to sell.
Your dream Ford 1955 Thunderbird is out there waiting for you. What method will you use to get yours?