Automotive Mileposts  

1956 Ford Thunderbird
Optional Equipment


Thunderbird Special V-8 Engine (312 CID)* ($123)
Chrome Engine Dress-Up Kit* ($25)
Overdrive ($148)
Ford-O-Matic Drive ($215)
Full-Flow Oil Filter ($9.15)
Oil Bath Air Cleaner
Swift-Sure Power Brakes ($34)
Master-Guide Power Steering ($64)
Power-Lift Windows ($70)
4-Way Power Seat ($64.50)
I-Rest Tinted Safety Glass ($23.13)
White Sidewall Tires ($30)
Convertible Fabric Top ($75 without Glass-Fibre Top)
Convertible Fabric Top ($290 with Glass-Fibre Top)
MagicAire Heater ($85)
Radio ($99.50)
Ford Signal-Seek Radio* ($143.90)
Rear Fender Shields ($26.60)
Full Wheel Covers ($12.75)
Wire Wheel Covers ($35)
Engine Dress-Up Kit ($25)
Windshield Washers ($10)
Exterior Rear View Mirror ($5)
Special Fuel and Vacuum Pump Unit ($11.70)
Back-Up Lights ($8.50)
Color-Keyed Tonneau Cover* (Researching Price)
Lifeguard Padded Instrument Panel* ($22.65)
Lifeguard Padded Sun Visors* ($9)
Lifeguard Seat Belts* ($14)

*Designates a new optional item for 1956

Image: 1955 Thunderbird

Above: 1956 Thunderbird options included Lifeguard Padded Instrument Panel, Power Windows, 4-Way Power Seat, Lifeguard Seat Belts, and Ford-O-Matic Drive.

Image: 1956 Thunderbird Tonneau CoverThunderbird's optional Tonneau Cover (shown at left) is color-keyed vinyl to match interior, snaps into place around the edge and is zippered down the middle to protect interior from dust, dirt, and rain.