1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible / P5FH148999 Chassis Information

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

1955 Ford Thunderbird photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: P5FH148999
Sold for $30,250 at 2013 RM Auction - Hershey.
Sold for $35,200 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
Sold for $14,300 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale.
Chevrolet beat Ford to the punch when General Motors introduced their own two-seater, the Corvette, at the Waldorf Astoria Motorama in January 1953. A year later, at the February 20th, 1954 Detroit Auto Show, Ford introduced their mass-produced two-seat sports car - the Thunderbird. The first production Thunderbird rolled-off the assembly line on September 9th of 1954, and was introduced to the public on October 22nd.

Standard features found on the early Thunderbirds included power steering, brakes, windows, and a four-way seat with options, including a radio, heater, and choice of a three-speed manual or Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. Under the hood was a 292 cubic-inch V8 engine.

The Thunderbirds styling and V8 power triumphed over the early Corvette's fiberglass construction and anemic six-cylinder engine. Sales of the Thunderbird in its first year of production totaled 16,155 units, wildly surpassing the Corvette's 700.

This particular example is finished in Torch Red over a red and white interior. It is equipped with a black folding soft top, power windows, full polished wheel covers, wide whitewall tires, and an AM radio.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2017


2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$25,000-$35,000 
Sale Price :
$14,300

2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$30,000-$40,000 
Sale Price :
$35,200

2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$35,000-$40,000 
Lot was not sold

2013 RM Auction - Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$35,000-$45,000 
Sale Price :
$30,250

2020 7
2019 28
2018 56
2017 54
2016 50
2015 40
2014 35
2013 49
2012 38
2011 45

1955 Ford Thunderbird Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Sold for $21,450
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $30,000
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH209604
Sold for $38,500
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH128634
Sold for $30,800
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-TOP CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH224089
Sold for $121,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $17,600
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $29,700
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $30,250
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Sold for $22,550
  2019 Collector Car Productions - The Manitoba No Reserve Collection
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $21,725
  2019 Collector Car Productions - The Manitoba No Reserve Collection
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $33,000
  2019 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH254465
Sold for $31,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis#: P5FH179204
Sold for $53,866
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $19,800
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $29,700
  2019 Mecum : Dallas
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $36,300
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sold for $25,500
  2019 GAA : July 2019
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH209582
Sold for $32,450
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH127315
Sold for $19,250
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: P5FH220365
Sold for $25,300
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 

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 2020 Mecum : Glendale$47,000  
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD CVTBLE 2020 McCormick's Auction # 68$32,500  
1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD ROADSTER 2020 McCormick's Auction # 68$30,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee$28,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Collector Car Productions The Manitoba No Reserve Collection   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Dallas$55,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$25,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$25,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$32,500  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$22,500  
1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster V 2019 Collector Car Productions Toronto Spring Classic$29,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$36,000  
1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster 2019 GAA : March 2019$38,000  
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 GAA : November 2018$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  

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