If that last T-Bird was too rusty for you, then we have a good option. This 1955 Thunderbird was built on the first day of production and has lived its whole life in sunny California. After sitting in storage for over 45 years, it is still going to need a full restoration, but it will not be as intensive or expensive. Compare the photos of these two birds too see the difference lack of road salt and humidity can make. The seller is asking $29,500 for this one here on Hemmings.
1955 Ford Thunderbird Values:
4: $17,200 3: $28,000 2: $38,300 1: $57,200
From Hagerty Price Guide