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FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £24,626  •  Highest Price: £451,714  •  Lowest Price: £3,971  •  Sell-Through Rate: 81%

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Ford Thunderbird Convertible

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How much is a Thunderbird Convertible worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Thunderbird Convertible's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £24,626 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 50% of collector cars across our database.

As Ford's go, a Thunderbird Convertible is on the lower end relative to other Ford models. In fact this model is £597 below the median Ford price of £25,223.

What is the maximum to pay for a Thunderbird Convertible?

Across the 1225 Thunderbird Convertible's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £451,714. It was sold by Barrett Jackson in the US on 17 Jan 2009.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Thunderbird Convertible?

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £3,971, Mecum sold this car in the US on 11 Nov 2023.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Ford produced this model between 1955 and 2005.

Ford is an American multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Michigan, United States. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903.

The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand, and luxury cars under its Lincoln luxury brand.

In 1908, Ford introduced the mass-produced Model T, which totalled millions sold over nearly 20 years.

How common is a Thunderbird Convertible?

We've seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 1517 to be precise. It's among the 1% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those, 1517 times the model has gone to auction 1225 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 81% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

How does the Thunderbird Convertible compare to other cars?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the Thunderbird Convertible, it scores a 60 out of 100 - that places it in the top 60% of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

Styling: 7/10

Cool Factor: 6/10

Practicality: 5/10

Handling: 7/10

Speed: 5/10

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the Thunderbird Convertible, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 1517 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of Thunderbird Convertible since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the Thunderbird Convertible please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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