Ford Thunderbird, 1956 MY

Ford Thunderbird is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its 4.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 202 bhp (205 PS/151 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 392 N·m (289 lb·ft/40 kgm) at 2600 rpm. The engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission.

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Key facts

Ford Thunderbird, 1956 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4704 mm
What size engine?
4.8 litre, 4785 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
205 PS / 202 bhp / 151 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
392 Nm / 289 ft.lb / 40 kgm @ 2600 rpm

Ford Thunderbird models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW 1530 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5116 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5116 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4785 cm3 215 PS 212 bhp 158 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5116 cm3 274 PS 270 bhp 201 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5116 cm3 248 PS 245 bhp 183 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5116 cm3 228 PS 225 bhp 168 kW 1575 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5116 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4785 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW 1425 kg
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 4785 cm3 196 PS 193 bhp 144 kW
Ford Thunderbird -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4785 cm3 201 PS 198 bhp 148 kW 1425 kg

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4339 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4639 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1298 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4344 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4639 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1339 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4339 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1313 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4344 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1227 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5204 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1270 kg
1956 Ford Thunderbird data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2591 mm 102 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length 4704 mm 185.2 inches
Width 1811 mm 71.3 inches
Height 1326 mm 52.2 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 61.8 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.8 litre
4785 cc
(291.999 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 83.82 mm
3.75 × 3.3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 205 PS (202 bhp) (151 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 42.2 bhp/litre
0.69 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 392 Nm (289 ft·lb) (40 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque 81.92 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Ford carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1029.5 kPa (149.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 598.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 6½ x 15
Wheel size rear 6½ x 15
Tyres front 6.70-15
Tyres rear 6.70-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 279 mm
Braked area 1095 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID272074
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 45.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Ford Thunderbird added 2012-05-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.