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1955 Thunderbirds For Sale
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1955 Ford Thunderbird. Nothing missing - Very nicely kept - 8358 miles on new rebuild. Pictures show all views including frame shots, available upon request. Always garage kept. Asking $32,000. Call Chris, (772) 475-3600 (FL).

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Early Production 1955 T-Bird # P5FH12454. Built in Late November 1954! I purchased in 1976; Rebuilt 1976-79; only 81,000 original miles. Raven Black, Both Tops; Bl/Wh Interior(2016); 12V system; 3-speed manual, Electric Seats. Been in heated storage from Oct to Apr each year. Looks/drives excellent. $35,500 OBO. Contact Barney at (309)335-2100 (IL) CTCI# 14876

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1956 Thunderbirds For Sale
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1956 T-Bird, p/s, p/b, auto, with dress-up kit, off-frame restoration in 2000, yellow with black and white interior, wire wheels and Coker radials. Owner CTCI member & judge, lots of extras, asking $32,000 USD or obo. Coquitlam, B.C. Call Tony, CTCI #30857, (604) 788-1275.

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1957 Thunderbirds For Sale
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1957 T-Bird, Star Mist Blue. Original 63,000 miles, rust-free car. Number matching, total ground up body-off restoration by professional to factory specs. Original engine .020 over, balanced, new carb, electronic ignition new wiring and rubber. Kelsey Hayes rims and Coker tires. Show quality, multiple awards. $60,000 obo. Steve (208) 263-2413 CTCI #37284 (ID)

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1957 Starmist Blue with Dark Blue Convertible Top. D-code, 3-spd w/od. Complete restoration in 2009. Numerous upgrades, A/C, electronic ignition, parade fan, and much more. $31,900, call Lynn, CTCI #34623, (804) 748-7525 (VA) or

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1957 Thunderbird. PS, PW, PB, Auto Trans. White hardtop, new black canvas soft-top and frame. Engine rebuilt prior to 2012, Trans overhaul 2015. New battery, fuel pump, radiator, tires, alternator, power steering box, high output water pump, electronic ignition, radio. Aux fuel pump, electric wipers, aux engine fan. Original Invoice. Electric Easy-Lifter for hardtop. Serviced by CASCO. Asking $62,000 (Appraised at $65,000). Chet (216) 533-0586 (OH), CTCI #36396,

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1957 Colonial White & Red Interior - Original 312 V-8 automatic. Completely restored original soft top. PS, PB, PW, wide white wall radial tires. Wire wheels. Older restoration. Original jack & many extras. Non-original CTCI Gold Awards. Asking $53,000.(201)487-2943. Email CTCI# 32649 (NJ)

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1957 T-Bird ground-up restoration fresh, 1 year now. CA car, no rust, paint taken down to metal. Original color Skymist Blue. A/C, P/S, P/B. Both tops and extras. Carrier rack, hardtop, new Coker tires, wire wheels, all new brakes, shocks, bearings, chrome, interior, soft top, radiator, all. Call, too much to list. Roger 530-300-6035. Lower price for fast sale, $40,000. I've got lot's more in it! CTCI# 36955 (CA)

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57 T-Bird, complete frame-up restoration. 312ci, 4-barrel, Ford-O-Matic, PS, PB, PW, P seats, AC, spoked wheels. Thunderbird Bronze with Wimbelton white top. $48,000. Call or text Joe (208)941-8136. CTCI# 36958 (ID)

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1957 Thunderbird.Starmist blue,white hard top,black soft top,power steering,brakes,windows,seat,am/fm radio,312 motor,5 extra wheels/tires,misc parts,many trophies. Only 5500 miles in past 5 years. Itc & AACA seniors... $59,000. Contact Melvin (717) 838-6703, CTCI#32717 (PA) Email

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1957 Bird. Rare 292 3-speed manual transmission. Porthole hard top, convertible top frame, Tonneau cover. Restored to dusk rose/colonial white, B/W interior. Single owner since 1960. C7FH253707, 67k miles. $24,000. Lee (781)749-0175 (MA), CTCI#27323, Email

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1957 D-code T-Bird, flame red, all white interior, w/ white soft top, power windows, power brakes, power steering, power seat, engine dress up kit, show car interior and trunk, new holley carb., recent tune up, AT 4 automatic transmission, continental kit. 42,208 miles. Asking $45,000 or offer. Call Paul at (513) 779-7723 (OH) CTCI# 23347

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1957 White/Red, 312 V8 automatic, PS, PB, AC, 98K miles, wire wheels, new tires, both tops, restored 2005, AM/FM radio + orig T&C radio, engine dress kit, orig invoice, date plate correct. Central CA, $52,500. Contact: Steve CTCI #3333, (559)302-7707 (CA), email:

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Thunderbird Parts / Misc For Sale
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-312 Cid crank shaft journals standard
-set of main and rod bearings .010 under size
-set of original aluminum rocker arm covers
-1 original designed valley pan
-Tbird tach drive distributor
-1 harmonic balancer restored
-misc. new old stock parts for '55, '56, '57 T-Bird
-(2) sets of exhaust manifolds for a '56 or '57
-Additional parts available, call to discuss interest or need. Call Gene (Johnny) Johnston (620)496-5431, cell. (KS)
Birds: Matching Pair
MATCHING PAIR: 1955 T-Bird. Black ext-red & white int. 40th Anniversary CTCI Gold Medal Winner at Dearborn, Mich. 3,500 miles since frame up & motor restoration. 2002 T-Bird. Black ext, red & black int. 15,000 original miles. Both cars in mint condition & lovingly cared for. Asking $85,000. Email CTCI #23939 (IL)
Looking for Parts?
If you canít find it we can! 1955-57 Thunderbird New, Used and NOS Parts Available. Hillís Thunderbird Center, Racine,Ohio. Call Marvin or Tim, Phone: (740) 949-1956.
Restoration & Parts
1957-56-55 Original Convertible Tops, Original bumper Jacks.Unrestored and Restored, Price on condition. Detailed Pictures 972-931-3357. Amos Minter, CTCI#3029, 17730 Davenport Rd., Dallas, TX 75252. Phone (972)931-3357,
Carburetor Rebuilding
Original Carburetors Rebuilt Ď55-56-57 $350.00. Core Charge on all $250.00. Hillís Thunderbird Center, Racine, Ohio. Call Marvin or Tim, Phone: (740) 949-1956.
Thunderbird Red Engine Paint
Ford Thunderbird Red, hi-temp, hi-gloss, engine enamel. The correct color, will not burn off. Quart cans $39.00; aerosols $18.00. Gas tank sealer, alcohol resistant, the only sealer that works, $32.00 per quart can. 1800 degree exhaust and manifold paints in cast iron gray, black and bright aluminum, will not burn off, pint cans only, $32.00 , aerosols $20.00 ea (plus shipping). Bill Hirsch, 396 Littleton Ave., Newark, NJ 07103. Phone (800)828-2061 or fax (973)642-6161,
T-Bird Convertible Tops
Convertible tops for all T-Birds. In Stayfast $700. or 7 yr. Vinyl $350. Tops include new plastic rear window, pads, wire-on trim and metal tips for rear bow. Shipping $20.00. Bill Hirsch, 396 Littleton Ave., Newark, NJ 07103. Phone 1 (800) 828-2061,
Power Window Setup
New Reproduction Power Window Setup Call for Pricing.Hillís Thunderbird Center, Racine, Ohio. Call Marvin or Tim, Phone: (740) 949-1956.
Convertible Tops 1955-1957
Original Convertible Tops 1955-1957 Price $3000.00 and up. Hillís Thunderbird Center, Racine, Ohio. Call Marvin or Tim Phone: (740) 949-1956.
T-Bird Parts & Cars
Ď55-57 T-Bird parts and cars, NOS, new and used. I also purchase parts and cars and do minor and cosmetic repairs. I have a large inventory, largest dealer in New England. Please call for all your needs. Spring Carlisle P-196, Fall N6 and 7, Hershey GBK7. Fenoís T-Bird, Certified Appraiser, 4 South Ridge Rd., Farmington, CT 06032, (860) 229-9434, CTCI #19324.
Body Panels
NOS Sheet Metal Fenders, Quarters, Rockers. Hillís Thunderbird Center, Racine, Ohio. Call Marvin or Tim, Phone: (740)949-1956.
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Wanted: (4) 1957 original steel rims, no dents, no rust.
(1) NOS T85 reverse idler gear.
(1) NOS first and reverse gear.
(1) Windshield reproduced, color green.
Call Louis Sr. (216) 433-7718 (OH), CTCI#6957.
WANTED: 1957 T-Bird for family project. Looking for a running, driving car. This will be our first Thunderbird. Weíre located in Orange County, California. Please contact Tony (310) 748-1042 or
I need a template (mask) for painting the 1957 stainless steel hubcaps with both white and black paint, or a potential source to provide an affordable service to refresh the paint on these same hubcaps to factory condition. See picture of the subject hubcaps attached. Call Steve, (443) 244-1410, E-mail: (MD) CTCI #37708
T-Birds Wanted 1957-56-55 Thunderbirds wanted in good condition. Detailed pictures help, serious cash buyer. Amos Minter, CTCI #3029,17730 Davenport Rd., Dallas, TX 75252. Phone (972) 931-3357, E-mail:
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Damper Doctor Harmonic balancer rebuilding, silicone rubber injection. New pulley straightening, 3 year warranty. Toll free (888) 834-2137, Mon-Fri. 8-5 WCT. Damper Doctor, 1055 Parkview Ave., Redding, CA 96001. Email
Data Plates
All 6 backgrounds cover every month variation known Ď55-57. Impervious to attack printing. Correct, well-defined characters with proper hook ends. Correct puffed, lined Asterisk symbols. Correct border with proper rivet hole clearance. 18 years tag experience and a huge database to assist with missing information. One week turn around. Rivets available. E and F-Birdsí pedigree will be checked. Questionable orders refused. Send sketch or Photocopy of tag wanted for further details. Visit us on the web at or call (860) 877-4440. A.G. Backeast, P.O. Box 40011, Grand Junction, CO. 81504.
Relays rebuilt with modern components. OD, í56 and í57, Window Safety and í57 Easy-Entry relays (all on engine Firewall) $50. Window and Seat $65. í57 Dial-o-Matic $145. Specify 6V or 12V. Add $15 for each 6V relay. John Sailors, CTCI #2830, 1876 NE Thomas, Hillsboro, OR 97124. (503) 648-7250.
Classic Thunderbird Club International has almost all 1956 and 1957 invoices and some 1955 invoices - from Serial No. 232214 on. They are available to C.T.C.I. members at a cost of only $30.00 each (California Residents $32.85 including sales tax). The original invoice will be provided when available. Otherwise a photocopy of the original will be sent.
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Last modified: October 04 2017