1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible / E7FH395517 Chassis Information

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird photograph

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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

2019 31
2018 74
2017 85
2016 60
2015 42
2014 40
2013 49
2012 64
2011 60
2010 66

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$44,079$145,20031
2018$44,854$183,70074
2017$47,717$148,50085
2016$52,978$286,00060
2015$58,785$220,00042
2014$60,336$330,00040
2013$55,381$230,00049
2012$52,814$121,00064
2011$46,978$132,00060
2010$50,733$132,00066

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH369437
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH159470
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH159469
Sold for $62,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $49,500
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $39,600
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $34,100
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: D7FH260679
Sold for $40,700
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $29,000
  2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: E7FH169124
Sold for $53,200
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH122277
Sold for $34,650
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH116378
Sold for $55,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH356162
Sold for $26,400
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH305291
Sold for $36,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E-CODE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: E7FH243554
Sold for $51,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: C7FH260712
Sold for $62,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH161602
Sold for $145,200
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH309707
Sold for $37,400
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $35,200
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $39,600
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

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 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  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Houston$95,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Houston$50,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Houston$55,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction   
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$30,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$50,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$35,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$35,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$130,000$100,000$120,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$57,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$70,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$40,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2018 Mecum : Las Vegas$51,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2018 Mecum : Dallas$77,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Dallas$45,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2018 Mecum : Dallas$70,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code 2018 Mecum : Dallas$53,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Louisville$31,000  

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