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Old 05-16-2017, 01:19 PM
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Researching a 1956 Thunderbird

Vin: P6FH206226

I was told when I bought this car that it was an original 1956 officers army staff car painted green with white stars painted on the door, I can tell it is green underneath but I can't do enough research to verify it's original owner, if anyone can help with this let me know. I wanted to repaint the entire car back to the original color with the stars but I wanted to verify first that it was indeed a staff car.
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Try https://www.ctci.org/

That is the classic t-bird club if anyone does they might have your information.

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Great, I'll try that
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I think it should be white with a hardtop and a blonde in it.......lol



Great looking car....welcome
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I'll take into consideration, lets see if I get any blond volunteers LOL
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Something tells me that Ford Motor Company would not have painted a Thunderbird Olive Drab with White stars. If it was ever that color, it was something that was done at a dealership or Earl Scheib's.

Although now that I look deeper into it, there was a color code Z that was a crappy looking green. Maybe the same green that Poncho posted.
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Vehicles from Ford that were for the military should have a "G" at the beginning of the VIN # This picture is of the 1954 Autobahn Police Interceptor fleet these had the Y-block 256 cubic inch that were also in the 1954 Mercury, the olive drab staff cars in many cases had the 223 six cylinder.
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Vin: P6FH206226

I was told when I bought this car that it was an original 1956 officers army staff car painted green with white stars painted on the door, I can tell it is green underneath but I can't do enough research to verify it's original owner, if anyone can help with this let me know. I wanted to repaint the entire car back to the original color with the stars but I wanted to verify first that it was indeed a staff car.

A 2 seat Thunderbird staff car, apparently the DOD budget was too big even in 1956.


The VIN doesn't tell you much there should be more info on that tag. Look at this link for help.
https://www.ctci.org/decoder.php


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I can't imagine our gov't ponying up the extra cash for T-Bird when a stripped Fairlane would suffice...

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I can't imagine our gov't ponying up the extra cash for T-Bird when a stripped Fairlane would suffice...

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I can see it now, a sergeant major driver, a 4 star as passenger; with an olive drab and wood Country Squire behind full of the command lackeys.


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I am just not seeing it. A staff car with 2 doors and only 2 seats. Where is the generals pipe stuffer gonna set?

Even our mercury astronauts had to buy their own corvettes!
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You should post your question over on Y Blocksforever. Y-Blocksforever
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