Ford Thunderbird 1955-1978 - 2023 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers


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2023 Market Review - Ford Thunderbird 1955-1978

Early T-Bird roadsters, around 30 years ago, looked set for collector car stardom but never went on with it in the way C1 Chevrolet Corvettes did. Exceptional 1955-57s do make US$70,000 and supercharged cars exceed $100K but anything of that quality is scarce here.

Four-seat, 1958-60 Squarebirds are practical and, except for convertibles, not expensive either, but you can pay $70,000 for a top-quality 1961-66 Hardtop and $100K for a Roadster soft-top.

Biggest recent gains have been made by the massive 1967-73 T-Birds: not sporty at all with ‘suicide’ doors on the big Landau and no convertible. Asking prices here have doubled in five years, but no such gains in the USA where good quality cars can’t better US$10,000 at auction.

Roadster 1955-57 $60,260 [14]

H/Top 1958-60 $45,500 [4]

Conv. 1958-60 $64,950 [1]

H/Top 1961-63 $39,280 [5]

H/Top 1964-66 $50,400 [5]

Conv. 61-66 $77,985 [5]

All Models 1967-73 $48,140 [7]

All Models 1974-78 $27,500 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2023 Muscle Car & US Car Value Guide.

| 2021 Market Review - Ford Thunderbird 1955-1978

 

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From Unique Cars #473, Dec 2022/Jan 2023

 

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