Ford Thunderbird 1955-78 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Ford Thunderbird 1955-78

No massive surprises here, with Ford Thunderbird values during the past five years moving at 4-5 per cent annually and only the 1960s convertibles making better than average gains. That doesn’t include the very rare Roadster which in the USA costs $50-60,000 and double that here. Owners with post-1966 cars who have been hoping for some time for value growth are doomed to ongoing disappointment. $30,000 is about top-of-market for a suicide-door Landau.

Similar story with the two-seat Baby Birds of the 1950s which once upon a time were matching prices with 1950s Corvettes before inexplicably stalling.   Roadster 1955-57 $57,770 [18] 

H/Top 1958-60 $38,855 [7]

H/Top 1961-66 $27,780 [26] 

Conv. 1961-66 $62,570 [11]

H/Top & Sedan 1967-73 $23,690 [10] 

H/Top 1974-78 $16,000 [1] 

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.


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