1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F Convertible / F7FH351668 Chassis Information

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F photograph

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F
Convertible
Chassis #: F7FH351668
Sold for $200,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona.
The Thunderbird has been part of the automotive community for over 4 decades and has appeared with two and four seats, soft top and coupe bodies, and powered by eight-, six-, and four-cylinder engines.

Beginning in 1950, Ford began coding engines into the vehicle ID number. The engine designation, always a single letter, often changed from year to year. For 1957, the Thunderbird got four, a C-Code 292, a 245-brake horsepower single four-barrel D-Code 312, an E-Code dual-quad option that developed 270 brake horsepower (or 285 with racing equipment), and the supercharged F-Code.

The 'F-Bird', as it would become known, was intended to challenge Chevrolet's new-for-1957 fuel injection system and to dominate the nation's race tracks. In 1956, several T-Birds were modified with superchargers by Pete DePaolo in California, under factory sponsorship. Early in 1957, some 14 cars were built up for NASCAR homologation, using Paxton-McCullough VR-57 blowers. To feed the engine properly, the engines were given a high-pressure fuel pump. Other modifications included hotter cam, modified combustion chambers, lower ratio, and dual-point distributor.

The F-Code option was available in any series of 1957 passenger cars. Just 208 (as many as 211) Thunderbirds were given the F-Code option.

This F-Code Thunderbird was originally consigned to the H.J. Minar dealership in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was invoiced on August 7, 1957, and was equipped with Positive Action wipers, the supercharged engine, heater, and defroster, and 7.50x14 white sidewall tires.

The car was purchased by Amos Minter from R.C. Dysthe in 1989. Minter drove the car for 17 years, prior to selling it to the current owner. At that point, the car had covered barely 47,000 miles. The car was given a nut-and-bolt restoration which was completed in 2008. The car has been driven just 15 miles from restoration, and it has never been shown.

The car is finished in original Flame red with a white vinyl interior. It has a black convertible top which replaced the original white vinyl item. It is one of sixteen supercharged Thunderbirds in this color.

The overhead valve V8 engine displaces 312 cubic-inches and offers 300 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014

2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

Sale Price :
$200,000

2019 2
2018 8
2017 17
2016 17
2015 46
2014 56
2013 66
2012 60
2011 20
2010 12

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$27,694$28,0882
2018$24,763$58,0008
2017$44,900$175,00017
2016$49,684$176,00017
2015$62,099$225,00046
2014$53,105$200,00056
2013$53,795$230,00066
2012$52,890$200,20060
2011$52,698$195,00020
2010$48,682$186,00012

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE
Sold for $27,300
  2019 McCormick's - # 66
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE
Sold for $28,088
  2019 McCormick's - # 66
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE
Sold for $23,100
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $21,000
  2018 Leake - Dallas Fall 2018
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $16,500
  2018 Leake - Dallas Fall 2018
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $18,500
  2018 Leake - Dallas Fall 2018
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $24,000
  2018 Leake - Tulsa
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $16,500
  2018 Leake - Tulsa
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $20,500
  2018 Leake - Tulsa
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (LHD)
Sold for $58,000
  2018 Shannons - Sydney Classic
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH126965
Sold for $40,000
  2017 Premier Auction Group
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: D7FH296869
Sold for $30,000
  2017 Premier Auction Group
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD COUPE
Sold for $26,513
  2017 McCormick's Auction # 63
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Sold for $36,750
  2017 McCormick's Auction # 63
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE
Sold for $39,375
  2017 McCormick's Auction # 63
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Sold for $29,576
  2017 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
Sold for $39,728
  2017 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird
Chassis#: F7FH368298
Sold for $175,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
 
1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
Sold for $23,100
  2017 Collector Car - Toronto Spring Classic
 
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Sold for $28,000
  2017 Leake - Tulsa
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE 2019 McCormick's # 66$28,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2018 McCormick's # 65$25,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster 2018 Collector Car Toronto Fall Classic  $51,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird F Code Mel Blanc Collection Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1957 Ford Thunderbird ConvertibleD7FH3938382018 Historics @ Brooklands Motor Museum $33,000$38,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Leake Tulsa$23,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE 2018 Premier Auction Group$43,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLED7FH3615452018 Premier Auction Group$34,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLED7FH1724902018 Premier Auction Group   
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDD7FH2537032018 GpK Auctions Atlantic City   
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLED7FH3737762017 Premier Auction Group$31,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLED7FH2936912017 Premier Auction Group$52,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63$41,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2017 Collector Car Toronto Spring Classic$40,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Series IIID7FH3431412017 Historics at Brookland $32,000$37,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2017 Collector Car Toronto Spring Classic$32,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2017 Collector Car Toronto Spring Classic$85,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDE7FH1889562017 GPK Auctions Atlantic City$65,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2016 McCormick's # 61$21,000  
1957 FORD THUNDRBIRD 2016 McCormick's # 61$26,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2016 Silver Auction Reno$26,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2016 Mecum Houston$48,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2016 Silver Auction Arizona in January 2016$40,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDD7FH1243242015 Mecum Anaheim$34,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDD7FH1748222015 Mecum Anaheim$25,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDD7FH1368032015 Mecum Anaheim$28,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird F TypeF7FH3420562015 Motostalgia Auction Austin Grandprix 2015 $185,000$235,000
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2015 Mecum Dallas$50,000  
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2015 Mecum Dallas$55,000  
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$50,000  

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