The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP100
1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Auctioned on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sold at $60,500

  • Engine Displacement: 352
  • Transmission: Manual 3 Speed

One of the rarest Thunderbirds in existence and almost certainly one of the very best. This 1959 convertible has travelled just over 20,500 miles since new and is one of the most original T- birds you will ever see anywhere. The ultra-low mileage is partially the result of being stored for many years in a private collection and partially from the loving care it received when it was in private ownership. It is equipped with a Haartz cloth top which is power operated, factory radio, backup lights, fender skirts and Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. The original owner's manual is still with the car. The original spare remains in place where it was installed by the factory over fifty years ago! The chrome is original and shows in outstanding condition. The interior generally is in a state of preservation that is nothing short of remarkable. The original paint has remarkable depth and shine and has been polished over the years to the point it is likely better now than it was in 1959. The powerplant is a 352 cubic inch V8 which runs effortlessly. Perhaps most incredibly of all, this convertible Thunderbird was ordered new with a 3 speed manual transmission!! A column shifted rarity that is reported to be one of only TWO examples ever produced this way. Thunderbirds are always in high demand and with the ultra-rare transmission choice and unbelievable state of originality, this must surely be one of the best in existence.