& Beverly Wake's 1956
1956 Thunderbird was manufactured March 5, 1956 and shipped to Bert Ally
Motor Company of Neodesha, Kansas.
body and hard top were finished in the brand new Thunderbird Green paint
with Sage and white interior. The car was equipped with the optional 312
V8, Ford-O-Matic, power brakes, Town and Country radio and safety package.
in July, 1956 to a career U.S. Navy officer, the car was immediately shipped
to Japan! Its owner returned to the U.S. in 1959, retired from the
Navy in 1961 and returned with the car to Neodesha.
1989, the car was inherited by a niece and nephew in Wichita and transfered
briefly to Bay City, Texas.
its return to Wichita, the car was sold in 1992 to a man who had other
special-interest cars and just never got around to this one.
2005 the Thunderbird was sold again and is now owned, maintained and coddled
by Mid-Kansas Vintage Thunderbird Club President and Secretary Rod and