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1955 Thunderbirds For Sale
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Selling from my father-in-law's estate a 1955 T-bird, off-white with aqua interior. Recent major overhaul (brakes, carb, etc.) runs like a champ. Full restoration '98-2000. Lots of spare parts. $29,900 OBO. Call Allen in CA at 760-994-7265.

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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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FOR SALE: 1955 Bird, 60K, CA car, completely restored, recently added new freshly painted black original hard, new conv top, new B/W interior, new carpeting, stainless exhaust system, 12V elec system & gauges, rebuilt P/S, new steering linkage & ball joints. Engine/carb rebuilt. Bumpers re-chromed as new. Excellent condition. $62,500.00 obo. Call: Bruce, 724-771-8479. CTCI# 50 (PA)

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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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1956 original 77,012 miles, original factory invoice, 312 ci 4bbl. Hard top, soft top, power steering, power disc brakes, power seats, a/c, off-frame restoration, asking $38,900. Call Larry (864) 354-9186 Email (SC) CTCI# 35616

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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 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 Ford T-Bird. Full off-frame restoration. A true example of the T-Bird experience. Features: Colonial White exterior w/2-tone red/white interior; matching porthole hardtop (soft top frame & hardware available); Town and Country radio; power disc brakes; fender skirts; new wire wheels and wide white wall tires. Original 312 Y-block (completely rebuilt); rebuilt original auto trans; 4 barrel carburetor; new fuel tank, radiator, steering gear box, wiring harnesses throughout and new/repaired/rechromed plating trim. Over $80,000 invested - best offer over $65,000. Contact Bob at (623) 292-6411 (AZ), CTCI #37609.

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1957 investment grade Thunderbird offered in Thunderbird bronze with matching bronze hardtop and interior. Driven less than 4000 miles since undergoing a full restoration by Amos Minter and sons. This car has been held year-round in a climate-controlled facility, only venturing out for showing at the Milwaukee Concours d'Elegance, winning best in class. Excellent condition. $87,500, serious inquiries only please. Email

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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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T-Bird 1957 frame-off restoration, Black, black and white interior. Original 312v8 engine, 70,000 mi, 4 barrel carburetor, automatic transmission, power steering, brakes. Porthole top and soft top. Used very little after restoration. $48,500. (207) 827-3622 (ME)

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1957 Black/Red - 23,232 documented miles, judged and awarded Original Unrestored Car at CTCI International Convention 2002; Also most popular display car. P/S and non P/B. Original throughout. Original invoice, $59,500. Call Jim (864) 859-1479, (SC) CTCI #31669.

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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)
T-Bird Jewelry
Jewelry Closeout: American Made Licensed real 10k Gold/Sterling Silver & Gold over Sterling Thunderbird/Ford/Mustang Earrings & Pendants. See our site, select your product choice, call for your 45%/35% or 25% CTCI July-August discount. Call AutoEtcNeon at 956-425-7487 (Texas) to order and get your selected Gold 45%/Gold over Sterling 35% or Sterling 25% discount with "free" USPS shipping as inventory remains. Rare Thunderbird book ends also available. Call (956)425-7487 or email
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)
Wittek Sure-Tite Ď56 clamps, new, never installed, Concours quality or better. $125.00 each. I have enough for a few sets of 6 or 8 at the same price. Will deliver to Ford Carlisle. Richard, CTCI #19938 (FL)
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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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 $32.78 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: August 06 2017