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1957 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 by 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.

    1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F Auction Sales

    Recent Sales of the Ford Thunderbird Model F

    (Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Chassis#: F7FH395552
    Sold for USD$263,200
      2024 Broad Arrow Auctions : Amelia
    1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F image  1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F image  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird 'F-Code'
    Chassis#: F7FH339026
    Sold for USD$224,000
      2023 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$71,500
      2022 Mecum : Chattanooga
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$115,500
      2022 Mecum : Dallas
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Chassis#: F7FH333802
    Sold for USD$187,000
      2021 Mecum : Monterey
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$203,500
      2021 Mecum : Tulsa
     
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD F-CODE CONVERTIBLE
    Chassis#: F7FH382563
    Sold for USD$110,000
      2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$181,500
      2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$297,000
      2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$264,000
      2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$178,750
      2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird
    Chassis#: F7FH368298
    Sold for USD$175,000
      2017 Mecum : Monterey
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird
    Sold for USD$117,500
      2017 Mecum : Houston
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$142,500
      2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$176,000
      2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
     
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD F-CODE
    Chassis#: F7FH331499
    Sold for USD$185,000
      2015 Mecum - Anaheim
     
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD F-BIRD
    Sold for USD$225,000
      2015 Mecum - Dallas
     
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD F-BIRD
    Sold for USD$225,000
      2015 Mecum - Dallas
     
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
    Sold for USD$142,500
      2015 Auctions America - California
     
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 'F' CONVERTIBLE
    Chassis#: F7FH331536
    Sold for USD$192,500
      2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
     

    Ford Thunderbird Model Fs That Failed To Sell At Auction

    1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
    VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$250,000$325,000$375,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2021 Mecum : Indy 2021$140,000$200,000$250,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$125,000$140,000$160,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2020 Mecum : Glendale$150,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$160,000$175,000$250,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Louisville$200,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Dallas$145,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Dallas$130,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$235,000$300,000$400,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$230,000$250,000$300,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$190,000$200,000$250,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$145,000$175,000$225,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$155,000$175,000$225,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F Code Mel Blanc Collection Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F TypeF7FH3420562015 Motostalgia Auction Austin Grandprix 2015 $185,000$235,000
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2015 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$127,500  
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD PHASE ONE D/F SUPERCHARGEDD7FH2021832015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 2014 Mecum : Seattle$130,000  
    1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD F-CODE CONVERTIBLE 2014 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale$155,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Bird 312/300 HP, 1 of 3 in this Color Combo 2013 Mecum Auction Chicago$140,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird Phase I D/F 312/300 HP, 3-Speed 2012 Mecum Dallas, TX$210,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code 312/300 HP, Minter RestorationF7FH3390262012 Mecum Monterey, CA$120,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F Code 2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Indianapolis$135,000  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F7FH Supercharged Convertible 2011 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$160,000  
    1957 Ford F Code Thunderbird ConvertibleF7FH3400422011 Worldwide Auctions The Classics at the Trump Taj Mahal   
    1957 Ford Thunderbird F Convertible 2009 Mecum Monterey Auction$82,500  
    1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F 2006 Worldwide Group Auction at Hilton Head Island $140,000$160,000

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