“Antique Auto Battery” is still in business at its original location under new ownership and name Jim’s Batteries. The phone numbers originally used to contact “Antique Auto Battery” now reaches Jim’s Batteries, 800-426-7580 or 330-480-0755.
A company in Petersburg, VA, “Battery Central Mall” also sells antique auto batteries made by Jim’s Batteries; their web site is sales@BatteryCentralmall.com phone number 804-861-0165.
Due to the coronavirus they have been behind in production and are taking orders and hope to be back to full production soon with batteries available to ship on demand.
The standard GRP 29 replacement battery is still currently available from for 1956 & 1957 models from the following sources.
1- Batteries + Bulbs www.batteriesplus.com/battery/car-and-truck/ford/thunderbird or call (800) 677-8278.
2- NAPA, Exact Replacement. P/N 390CCA 29NF BCL
3- Interstate Battery, P/N 29NF VHD
4- O’Reilly Auto Parts, P/N SSB 29NF
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