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2018 Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction

1958 Ford Thunderbird

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LOT #: 598
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SECTION: Saturday
YEAR: 1958
MAKE: Ford
MODEL: Thunderbird
STYLE: 2 Door
TRANS: Automatic

Full Description

This car undertook a complete nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. The engine, transmission, driveline
and suspension were rebuilt. The interior is all new and “correct”. The seats, seat foam, trim panels,
headliner, and carpet were manufactured by Thunderbird Headquarters. The new trunk upholstery is
the correct “Burtex” material, not printed vinyl. The chrome was re-plated. All of the glass is new. Every
piece of rubber is new. All of the dash knobs and indicators are new. Most of the trim is new. The gas
tank is new, also manufactured by Thunderbird Headquarters.
The car came from the factory with 4 front shock absorbers. Only a few Thunderbirds were so equipped.
The reason is in order for the Thunderbirds or any other American manufactured vehicle to be able torace NASCAR (stock class) there has to be at least 500 of the same model cars sold to the general public.
This is one of those cars. The suspension was improved so the cars would handle better racingThe restoration included many upgrades: Edelbrock carburetor, 57 Tbird air cleaner lid, aluminum intake manifold and aluminum valve covers. A heavy duty front sway bar, heavy duty gas shocks, disc brakes, dual diaphragm brake booster and a dual chamber master cylinder. Gas and brake pedals are stainless trimmed, used on 1963, 64 Thunderbirds. The original factory air conditioning was upgraded with a modern Sanden compressor. Installed are reproduction 1962 Thunderbird plain center spinner 15” wire wheels and Coker Classic radial wide whitewall tires.

Auction Details

DATE: August 9th-11th 2018
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia St
Reno, NV

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