1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible / E7FH395517 Chassis Information

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Convertible
Chassis #: E7FH395517
Sold for $60,500 at 2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan.
The 1957 Ford models were introduced on October 1st of 1956, including the new Thunderbird, which was 6.1 inches longer and featured updated styling. Design cues such as the canted fins helped bring it in-line with the rest of the Ford lineup. With the increase in size, Ford designers were able to return the spare tire to the trunk. 14-inch wheels were added giving it a lower riding stance. Inside, there was a new dash and updated upholstery, in addition to a Volumatic radio that rose in volume as the car's speed increased and the Dial-O-Matic power seat that returned to its rearmost position when the ignition was turned off. The seats returned to its pre-seat position when the ignition was started. Base price was $3,408 with well-optioned cars selling for over $4,000.

One of the engine options available was the 312 cubic-inch 'E-code' variant that offered 275 horsepower through a modified Holley dual four-barrel setup borrowed from the 1956 Lincoln. The final 1957 was powered on December 13th of that year.

Of the 21,380 examples produced this year, just 977 were fitted with the 'E-code' option, including this example finished in Dusk Rose with a Colonial White interior. This car has been treated to a high-quality restoration utilizing original and NOS parts. It is even equipped with the accessory plug-in cigarette lighter droplight and Remington shaver. In 2007 it received an AACA National First Prize and has traveled less than 50 miles since it was restored. It has power steering, brakes, windows, and seats, as well as the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the St. John's auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $60,000-$80,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $60,500 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2012


2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$60,000-$80,000 
Sale Price :
$60,500

2020 16
2019 71
2018 75
2017 85
2016 60
2015 42
2014 40
2013 49
2012 64
2011 60

1957 Ford Thunderbird Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
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1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH231435
Sold for $53,900
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E-CODE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E7FH152026
Sold for $66,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Chassis#: D7FH248054
Sold for $44,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH148942
Sold for $96,800
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH271726
Sold for $66,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH280975
Sold for $70,400
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: E7FH395435
Sold for $89,600
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: D7FH107589
Sold for $33,600
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
Chassis#: D7FH211153
Sold for $34,100
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $27,500
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $52,250
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Sold for $56,100
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $29,700
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $56,100
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $44,000
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $50,600
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $30,800
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
Sold for $90,750
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Ford Thunderbird's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$42,500  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$32,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Phase 1 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$175,000$275,000$320,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$45,000$75,000$100,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$50,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$45,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Chicago$20,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Chicago$32,500  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Louisville$29,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Louisville$120,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Dallas$48,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Dallas$110,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Dallas$32,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Dallas$21,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird F-CodeF7FH3948882019 Mecum : Monterey$240,000$275,000$350,000
1957 Ford ThunderbirdD7FH3951822019 Mecum : Monterey$24,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$32,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$75,000$90,000$110,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$90,000$100,000$125,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$70,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$80,000$100,000$135,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$25,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$32,500  
1957 Ford ThunderbirdC7FH2841992019 Dan Kruse Classics : Permian Basin$40,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Houston$33,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Houston$31,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible 2019 Mecum : Houston$95,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Houston   
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Houston$51,000  

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