Rare 1959 Ford Thunderbird with 430ci MEL engine
For sale this rare Squarebird with 350 bhp 430ci (7L) MEL V8, only 3154 were made in 1959.
The 430 was an optional engine in 1959 and 1960 Ford Thunderbirds.
It was commonly referred to[as the “Bulldozer” of the MEL series engines.
This Tbird is in very nice original condition, the car runs drives and stops.
Holman Moody campaigned a number of Thunderbirds, at least some of which were powered by 430’s. At least one car still survives intact.The cars were ponderous handlers because of the heavy engine, but successful runners. The Holman Moody 430 Thunderbirds caught the attention of Ford after one of them driven by Johnny Beauchamp finished a photo second to Lee Petty at the 1959 Daytona 500
If you have any questions about this car, or if you would like to come and see it, give us a call or contact us by email. The car comes with a US title and all taxes have been paid for.
The car is located in Ruurlo /Netherlands, we can transport the car to your address, please inquire for a transport offer.
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