1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible / P5FH260219 Chassis Information

1955 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible
Chassis #: P5FH260219
Sold for $63,800 at 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company.
Franklin Q. Hershey, formerly with General Motors, was hired by Ford in the early part of 1952. Soon after Chevrolet introduced their Corvette, Ford introduced their Thunderbird which had styling courtesy of Mr. Hershey. It was given the name 'Thunderbird' after the god worshipped by Southwestern Native Americans as bearer of rain and prosperity. It was introduced at the 1954 Detroit Auto Show and it would become a sensational success throughout the years. It had European styling with American comfort, convenience and power in an attractive sports car body. During its first year alone, it outsold the Corvette by twenty-fold.

This particular Ford Thunderbird has spent its entire life in Sonora, California. It is a rust-free example that has just two owners over its 53 years of existence. The current owners acquired the car in 2000 and soon embarked on a comprehensive restoration that was completed in September of 2007. It is powered by a 292 cubic-inch V-8 engine with Single 4-Barrel carburetors producing 193 horsepower. There is a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

This car is one of the last 25 cars produced for the 1955 model year. It was shown at the 2007 Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) Regional Concours in Ontario, California, where it received Senior Status and won the Concours' Gold Award and the People's Choice Award.

In 2009, this Ford T-Bird was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was expected to sell for $50,000 - $70,000 and offered without reserve. The lot was sold for a high bid of $63,800 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009

2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$50,000-$70,000 
Sale Price :
$63,800

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)
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  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
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  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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