1955: A new car is born...THUNDERBIRD. This car, and the Thunderbirds that followed, are classics and set the styling trend for an entire generation of cars.

C-code: 292 cubic inch; 3.75 x 3.30 bore and stroke; 9.1:1 compression ratio; single 2V Holley carburetor; 212 horsepower @4500 rpm; 297 lb-ft torque @ 2700 rpm

D-code: 312 cubic inch; 3.80 x 3.44 bore and stroke; 9.71:1 compression ratio; single 4V Holley carburetor; 245 horsepower @ 4500 rpm; 332 lb-ft torque @ 2300 rpm

E-code: 312 cubic inch; 3.80 x 3.44 bore and stroke; 9.71:1 compression ratio; dual 4V Holley carburetor; 270 horsepower @ 4500 rpm; 336 lb-ft torque @ 3400 rpm

E-code : (racing) 312 cubic inch; 3.80 x 3.44 bore and stroke; 9.71:1 compression ratio; dual 4V Holley carburetor; 285 horsepower @ 5200 rpm; 343 lb-ft torque @3500 rpm.

F-code: 312 cubic inch; 3.80 x 3.44 bore and stroke; single 4V Holley carburetor with McCulloch-Paxton centrifugal supercharger ; 300 horsepower @ 4800 rpm; NASCAR horsepower 340 @ 5300 rpm. 

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