Visit us at Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach, FL Auction

Stop by and see us and the rare 1959 Ford Thunderbird convertible at the Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach Florida Auction. We'd love to chat with you about this car or any others you may be interested in.

For more information on the T-bird, see the link below or previous Blog post on the unique rarity of the car.

http://www.mccannauto.com/1959-ford-thunderbird-convertible

The low mileage J code Thunderbird will be featured as Lot 419 Friday 4/7/17 at approximately 4 PM. The auction will be televised on Velocity. For more information on the car and the auction, see the link below:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1959-FORD-THUNDERBIRD-CONVERTIBLE-206252

1959 Ford Thunderbird

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Created For NASCAR

Our 1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible was featured on Cars-on-line as a feature story:

 1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 430 / 350 HP J code

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 430 / 350 HP J code

The 1959 Ford Thunderbird 430 Convertible comes from Ford Motor Company’s early success in NASCAR. When Ford Motor Company decided to put a 430 ci Lincoln engine in their popular “Square Bird,” they had their eyes on NASCAR competition. So for a brief moment in history, there was Thunder on the Speedway. Though the experiment lasted only one year, the second generation ’59 Thunderbird won six NASCAR Championship races that year with Ford’s Fairlane's turning in eight more wins. 

 1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Some collectors will tell you that the J Code 1959 Ford Thunderbird 430 Convertible is more collectible than the earlier 1955-1957 first generation Birds. There were only 1,168 430 J Code big block Thunderbirds produced that year.

 J code 430 cubic inch 350 horsepower from Ford

J code 430 cubic inch 350 horsepower from Ford

See more information on this car that is for sale here:

http://www.mccannauto.com/1959-ford-thunderbird-convertible

 

Cars-on-line.com article can be seen here:

http://blog.cars-on-line.com/2016/11/04/1959-ford-thunderbird-430-convertible/