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The Classic 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Body Colors 

Interior Colors
Real cars in their real colors

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Also, lighting affects the colors as you will see on many of the photos.
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Fiesta Red (K)

This color is very close to the Coral color on the 2003 007 special edition Thunderbird

Raven Black (A)
Colonial White (E)
Buckskin Tan (J)  
Peacock Blue (L)
Navajo Grey (X) - 
earliest known date
December 1955

3 photos at right are the SAME car, note differences in lighting affects the color.

photo by Justin Minter photo by Justin Minter photo by Justin Minter
Thunderbird Grey (T) - 
earliest Known date 
November 1955
Photo by Justin Minter photo by Justin Minter
Thunderbird Green  (Sage) (Z)  
Mid Year Introductions
Goldenglow Yellow (M)
Earliest Known: April 1956

This color is very close to the Inspiration Yellow on the 2002 Thunderbird.

Sunset Coral (Y)
Earliest known: April 1956

There were also "primer" and "special" colors.
Hardtops may or may not have the portholes - Mid-year introduction -
Hardtop colors were mixed.


Interior Colors - 1956

 Black/ White (XA)
Fiesta/White (XB)
Peacock Blue/White (XC)
Green/White (XF) from Amos Minter's collection car in Amos Minter's collection
Brown/White (XG) photo by Bucky Photo by Bucky


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