1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible / P6FH171237 Chassis Information

1956 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1956 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1956 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1956 Ford Thunderbird1956 Ford Thunderbird1956 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible
Chassis #: P6FH171237
Sold for $38,500 at 2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
The Ford Thunderbird, introduced in 1955, was targeted at people looking for a roadster with more power and room, and a higher level of luxury, than could be found on the typical two-seater. Henry Ford II described it as a 'personal car', and a new automotive niche was born.

The Thunderbird came standard with a V-8 engine, power steering and power brakes, and an optional automatic transmission. Buys had the choice of tops, complemented by roll-up windows. For 1956, the spare wheel was mounted on the rear bumper, Continental-style, a feature that would become exclusive to that year's Thunderbirds.

The current owner of this 1956 Thunderbird acquired it several years ago. It has been given an extensive body-off restoration. The body was taken to bare metal and re-sprayed in factory-correct Fiesta Red, topped with three clear coats. The interior was restored in matching red and white with a period-correct radio. The suspension was fully rebuilt. New, narrow whitewall tires were also installed.

Under the hood is the optional 312 cubic-inch V8 engine breathing through a four-barrel carburetor and offering 225 horsepower. There is a two-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission and power-assisted hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes.

The car has traveled just 700 miles since the completion of the restoration. The car is equipped with both its original removable hardtop, featuring the 'portholes' made famous by American Graffiti, as well as with a soft top added during restoration.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2013

2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$40,000-$60,000 
Sale Price :
$38,500

2019 14
2018 49
2017 50
2016 40
2015 37
2014 42
2013 61
2012 54
2011 41
2010 52

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$37,789$72,60014
2018$40,510$145,00049
2017$35,625$110,00050
2016$46,180$124,30040
2015$43,801$91,30037
2014$44,370$85,80042
2013$39,980$126,50061
2012$39,056$106,70054
2011$41,790$90,00041
2010$39,491$110,00052

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P6FH256590
Sold for $66,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $27,500
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $26,400
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $72,600
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $35,750
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE
Sold for $32,550
  2019 McCormick's - # 66
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $31,000
  2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $14,500
  2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Sold for $28,600
  2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P6FH180096
Sold for $41,250
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P6FH283410
Sold for $36,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P6FH207417
Sold for $26,400
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P6FH170314
Sold for $44,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P6FH203180
Sold for $46,200
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $31,900
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $38,500
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: P6FH263427
Sold for $38,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $33,550
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $66,000
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1956 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $36,300
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Ford Thunderbird's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Houston$37,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Houston$19,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$29,500  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1956 Ford Thunderbird Resto Convertible 2019 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$32,000  
1956 Ford ThunderbirdP6FH2261762018 Historics at Brooklands MercedesBenz World $29,000$34,000
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago$35,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2018 Collector Car Toronto Fall Classic  $56,000
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Dallas$90,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Carlisle Auction : Fall Carlisle   
1956 Ford ThunderbirdP6FHZ 878882018 Historics @ Brooklands Motor Museum $20,000$25,000
1956 Ford ThunderbirdP6FH3005542018 Mecum : Monterey$40,000  
1956 Ford ThunderbirdP6FH1703142018 Mecum : Monterey$50,000$75,000$80,000
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$32,000  
1956 Ford ThunderbirdP6FH1790642018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring $40,000$45,000
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Houston$110,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City$26,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City$25,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$25,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$32,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$20,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Kansas City$27,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Kansas City$25,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 GAA : November$65,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Dallas$55,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Silver Auction Sun Valley$16,000  
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $35,000$40,000
1956 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $40,000$45,000

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