This is Jed's 58 Thunderbird
engine and trunk
In the 4 years I've owned my Bird I have never seen another 58 HT in real life at any of the car shows I have gone to. Of course I've never seen one on the street either. I've seen a few on the internet in different web pages, but never one in real life that I can really compare my resto notes with. This led me to think that I had something kinda special and one year ago I started my mostly Internet search for other 58 HTs.
In January of 98, Alan Tast, Pres. of the VTCI turned over the 58 HT segment of the clubs data base to me. He has been keeping data base registries for near nearly 20 years on all models and years of Birds. He turned over a list of 127 58 HTs to me of which about 30 were junk, scrapped or parts cars.
Since January I have increase the list to 165 cars, about 40 junk and parts cars. So basically we're looking at out of 37900 originally made in 58, only 125 cars are known to exist throughout the world today. This makes our 58 HT Birds the rarest of all models and years of Tbirds. Even rarer that the little birds, the 58 converts, and the 62 roadsters. Sure less were made of these others, but more are known to exist today.
THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ALONG.
These are the facts on his bird: Serial Number - H8YH107120 H - 352 Cubic Inch 300 Horsepower 8 - 1958 Y - Manufactured and assembled in Wicksome H - Thunderbird hardtop 107120 - Consecutive unit number Door Plate Codes BODY COLOR TRIM DATE TRANS AXLE 63A B XE 26C 4 1 63A - Hardtop body style B - Winterset white XE - Blue and white interior package 26C - March 26, 1958 came off assembly line 4 - Cruise-O-Matic transmission 1 - 3.10 to 1 Axle ratio
Here's a 58
off Bob Claborne's hompage
This looks like another 58
I found this 58 bird for sale on Deals on Wheels