Throaty 56 T-Bird Power
I felt that under the hood offered a great place to explore an illustrated look, hope you like. ;-)
The '56 Ford Thunderbird offered more power that the '55, courtesy of a new 312-cubic-inch V-8 packing 215 horsepower with optional stick-overdrive or 225 with self-shift Fordomatic. The previous year's 292 continued with the standard three-speed manual, but was upped to 202 bhp (source ( http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1956-ford-thunderbird.htm ) ).