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Old 08-29-2013, 01:18 PM
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Default '56-'57 Tbird Hardtop w/Port Hole

Tom Cangialosi has acquired a black hardtop with port hole with stand and is going to put it on eBay for sale. He would like to know the value of it. It looks to be in excellent condition. Any idea what these go for these days? It was my impression that the hardtop with port hole was only available for the 1957 Tbird. However, a review of Automotive Mile Posts shows that this hardtop was also available for the 1955 WITHOUT the port hole. According to them, it became available for the 1956 WITH the port hole and that version greatly outsold the hardtop without the port hole. Here is what Automotive Mile Posts has to say about this.

According to Automotive Mile Posts, the Glass-Fibre hardtop with the port hole was available on the 1956 and 1957 Tbirds, but not the 1955, though it would probably fit since the Glass-Fibre top was available WITHOUT the port hole window. Here is what they show as standard equipment starting in 1956.

This link for the 1956 Tbird also says that the Glass-Fibre hardtop with the port hole window was available on the 1956 Tbird. It mentions that it was far more popular than the version without the window.

Furthermore, this says that the Glass-Fibre top was available for the 1955 Tbird, but it does NOT mention the port hole being available.

Here is the pic of the one he has.
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