Turned over rock and found gem. Just got this 1958 Thunderbird to part out this past week. Picked it up and threw the title on the desk. Then looked at it the next day, and realized the VIN. This is VERY low production car. IF... you are Ford person, much less Thunderbird person, and know its VIN history, then common knowledge is the "last six" VIN sequence. FOMOCO begins at 100001. This 1958 Thunderbird is VERY early build from Wixom, MI on January 21st, 1958. The VIN reflects it as number 100652. What an extremely RARE version of the first start of the four seat,"square bird" of 1958-1960. At this point, it is not about selling parts off this car, it is about FIXING it.. RIGHT. This car, as all the early '58s, were built with no choice but... the 300 HP 352 CI V-8. It's long gone, as is the Cruiseomatic AT. The original rear end is under it though. The car has paint code of "M" which is "Gulfstream Blue". semi dark blue that can be seen under the wanna be aqua. The repaint came in the mirror for sure, from the original trim code "XM", which is turquoise and white bucket seats in vinyl. The car was built with no A/C. In 1958 MI, it was fantasy anyway. It does have factory power driver's seat and power windows. This listing has turned from parts, to just selling the car to properly done 360 degree, rotating restoration of the one piece body structure. The floors need work, and the passenger front is the worst. Replace both the hood and trunk lid. The glass is trash in the passenger side. Not going into detail of what it needs. But what it HAS, is the original rolling suspension, the interior seat structures which can be redone, and the trim. The bumpers can be re-chromed. KEEP these. They are not bad enough to replace. This is an extreme project car, but WOW, what 1958 Ford history in the 10 digit VIN. Another option, "rough" it back to together, and make "ROCKABILLY" car out of it. As it already has the vintage mags on it for that. It is NO PROBLEM, to update the 23 year old title to free and clear FL current title WITH the actual 116,307 actual miles on it. Pics concrete the description of this project, therefore, NO RETURNS, but the VIN speaks for itself. Will be glad to assist in loading to ship. Overseas shipping okay. All the tires are up., so loading on transporter is breeze. Thanks for looking.
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