1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Vehicle Profile

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
Ford unveiled the Thunderbird at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. The first generation of the Thunderbird was a two-seat convertible produced by Ford for the 1955 model year - it was the first two-seat Ford since 1938. Dubbed the 'Personal Car' by Ford, it built upon the heritage of roadsters of the 1930s, yet was constructed largely of existing components, marking the first step toward the evolution of the personal luxury car as a mass-market segment in the United States. It included fender skirts and a removable fiberglass top as standard equipment, with a fabric convertible top as a commonly specified option. The engine was Ford's proven OHV 292 cubic-inch Y-block V8, which delivered 18 mpg. The exhaust pipes exited through twin bumper guards bolted to the rear bumper. The car used an existing chassis and suspension design and off-the-shelf Ford mechanical components. It was constructed in a body-on-frame style using a version of a standard Ford chassis cut down to a 102-inch wheelbase. It was produced with Ford-O-Matic automatic or manual overdrive transmission and featured a four-way powered seat and push-button interior door handles. Other unique features were a telescoping steering wheel and a tachometer. A rare domestic two-seater, it was designed to be a brisk luxury tourer that could hit 110 to 120 mph.

This Thunderbird was owned by two ladies who drove it back and forth to the Mississauga Golf Club. There is a well-worn sticker from the Mississauga Golf Club on the windshield.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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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