1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F Convertible Vehicle Profile

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 F
Convertible
Named for a bird from Native American mythology representing power and strength, the Thunderbird was Ford's successful challenge to Chevrolet's Corvette. It was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in February of 1954. Approximately 4.4 million Thunderbirds were produced from 1955 until 2005, but only 21,380 were produced in 1957 - and of those, just 205 were delivered with the F-Code engine package.

This example is one of those cars. It sports a 312 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine producing 300 horsepower, with a McCulloch/Paxton VR57 supercharger, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent wishbone front suspension, live rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes.

That 300 horsepower would cost you an extra $340, but for those 205 owners who chose the expense it was probably worth it: the 1958 Thunderbird became a four-passenger 'personal luxury car' and the supercharged engine was no longer offered.

Prior to its acquisition of the current owner, this example has been in the hands of Thunderbird enthusiasts such as Jim Weatherly, Robert Cheadle, and Amos Minter for the majority of its life. It has also passed through the collection of noted auto enthusiast Don Davis.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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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