Monday, December 21, 2015
Livermore Street Sighting - 1956 Ford Thunderbird
I attended a rib cook-off in Livermore this past May to support a former work colleague who was competing. As I was leaving, I spotted this clean silver '56 T-Bird parked a few blocks down. Old "Pippy" here looks resplendent in this apparently non-factory hue with contrasting black hardtop, fat whitewalls and full stainless wheelcovers. Oh yes, and that Continental kit hanging out back there. It seems to be a popular accessory both among originals and latter-day additions. When I was a kid I thought it was weird to see one without it. This is a lovely old 'Bird and I'm sure it's a fine driver for the couple who owns it.
Photographed May 2015