1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible / P5FH110845 Chassis Information

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird1955 Ford Thunderbird1955 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible
Chassis #: P5FH110845
Sold for $49,500 at 2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall.
Sold for $38,500 at 2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions.
This 1955 Ford Thunderbird was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook where it was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $60,000. This car is powered by a V8 engine that displaces 272 cubic-inches and capable of producing over 180 horsepower. There is an automatic gearbox and disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear. The odometer reads 43,000 actual miles and was the recipient of a total rotisserie style restoration to concours standards. It has earned AACA Senior and Grand National First Place awards. It has both a hard and soft tops, power steering, power driver's seat, back-up lights, engine dress-up kit, and wire basket wheel covers. This car is finished in its original factory color of Torch Red. The interior is white and in excellent condition.

In 1954 at the Detroit Auto Show, the world was introduced to the Thunderbird. Over 5000 names had been considered for the new Ford project in 1954, but it was Alden 'Gib' Biberson's entry that would persist. For his entry he received a $95 suit and an extra pair of pants from Saks Fifth Avenue. The car was designed by William P. Boyer under the direction of Franklin Q. Hershey and began in early September of 1954.

The car is a successful marriage of luxury and performance. It is a refined sports car that is elegant, fun to drive, and an American icon.

At auction the car was sold for $49,500 including buyers premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007

2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$40,000-$50,000 
Sale Price :
$38,500

2007 Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$50,000-$60,000 
Sale Price :
$49,500

2019 9
2018 52
2017 54
2016 50
2015 40
2014 35
2013 49
2012 38
2011 45
2010 35

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$36,847$63,8009
2018$36,378$286,00052
2017$34,747$84,10954
2016$29,924$66,00050
2015$37,576$242,00040
2014$34,070$85,00035
2013$38,657$154,00049
2012$31,569$64,90038
2011$38,179$82,50045
2010$30,816$60,00035

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH229786
Sold for $27,500
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $46,200
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $30,800
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: P5FH216726
Sold for $29,120
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH156879
Sold for $28,600
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH224089
Sold for $63,800
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: *P5FH159216
Sold for $29,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $42,900
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2 DR CVTBLE
Sold for $24,675
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Sold for $26,250
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $37,400
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Chassis#: P5FH255090
Sold for $22,500
  2018 Silver Auctions Arizona : Fall Auction
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $37,400
  2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Sold for $31,350
  2018 Collector Car - Toronto Fall Classic
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH161226
Sold for $33,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH152635
Sold for $29,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH254465
Sold for $30,800
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $27,500
  2018 Mecum : Louisville
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $37,400
  2018 Mecum : Louisville
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Ford Thunderbird's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$36,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$37,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$25,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$35,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird ConvertibleRTB030133019999032018 Silver Auctions Arizona : Fall Auction$28,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Dallas$30,000  
1955 Ford ThunderbirdP5FH1061932018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1955 REGLT Ford Thunderbird Custom Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster 2018 Leake Tulsa$24,250  
1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster 2018 Leake Tulsa$26,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$35,000$50,000$75,000
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$30,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Houston$77,500  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2018 Mecum : Kansas City$29,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1955 Ford T-bird Custom Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Kansas City$20,000  
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63$22,500  
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2017 McCormick's Auction # 63   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall$19,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$35,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Chicago$30,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Dallas$22,000  
1955 Ford ThunderbirdP5FH1029952017 Mecum : Monterey$32,500  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Denver$25,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$44,000  

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