One of the first 1955 Thunderbirds, it was built on 8 November 1954 in the rare configuration of 3 speed manual with electric overdrive. The car maintains the original mechanical configuration and outstanding appearance. It has not been changed mechanically except for conversion to 12 volt, electric wipers, and seat belts. It has both tops, which are like new and the car has no scratches, dings, checks or cracks and everything works as it should. In 2009 Barret-Jackson Auction sold an early 1955 for $660,000.00. Show cars that get trailered and not driven are very expensive when sold and traded among wealthy collectors. We drive this one on occasions and it has been at four shows this summer already coming away with two trophies. For reference, Hagerty prices the car at $43,100, NADA dealer book high retail is $67,200, beat-up rusty clunkers sell for around $20,000 - $25,000. This car gathers admiring onlookers immediately no matter where you park. I'm pricing this at $41,200 for HAM fans. The car has a clean title. No tire kickers, TV hosts, junk car trades, low ball offers or joy rides. This would be a cashiers check sale transaction at US Bank. I have the car in a climate controlled garage in Beaverton Oregon.