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1956 Ford Thunderbird Owned By Kris Jenner Up For Auction

Barrett-Jackson’s annual, flagship Scottsdale auction is going on as we speak, offering up plenty of enticing vehicles – many of which are rare, extremely valuable, or just plain coveted in general. That includes the very first 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse ever produced – which is being auctioned off for charity, as has historically been the case. There will also be at least one first-generation Ford Thunderbird with a celebrity ownership history on hand as well – this 1956 model that’s owned by media personality, socialite, and businesswoman Kris Jenner.

1956 Ford Thunderbird Owned By Kris Jenner - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

This particular 1956 Ford Thunderbird is actually one of two such examples that were purchased from Minter’s Thunderbirds, a Dallas, Texas-based company that specializes in first-generation T-Birds. However, this one is extra notable as it was gifted to Kris Jenner for Christmas, though now, it appears as if she’s ready to move on from the classic, stylish convertible.

1956 Ford Thunderbird Owned By Kris Jenner - Interior 001

Finished in Fiesta Red on the outside with a removable hardtop, this particular T-Bird looks to be in fantastic condition with no notable flaws – fit for a celebrity that wouldn’t want to be seen in anything less, we’d assume. Throw in a set of wire wheel covers, and it exudes the sort of style that we’ve come to expect from early Thunderbirds, too.

1956 Ford Thunderbird Owned By Kris Jenner - Engine Bay 001

That theme carries over to the interior, which is finished in a matching shade of red. It’s also fitted with a few amenities such as power steering, air conditioning, and a Town & Country radio, making it perfect for those fair-weather cruises. Peek under the hood, and one will find a V8 that’s nicely dressed up with plenty of chrome pieces to be found, and it’s mated to an automatic transmission, to boot. If nothing else, it’ll be interesting to see if this T-Bird’s famous owner helps it garner any additional money at auction, but it’s a fine example in its own right, too.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authorityfor more Ford Thunderbird news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Doctor Bill

    Ah, the Ford creations of the 1950s ! Drop-dead gorgeous, sweetly curvaceous, with colors presenting in the most indescribable hues ever. Where in the world has automotive beauty gone to reside ?


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