1957 Ford Thunderbird

Posted in 1950s, Ford, Thunderbird by Richard

Thunderbird is more like a sporty cruise than a sports car. It was produced to compete against Chevrolet’s Corvette, and it did really well. It is a sports car with great comfort. The manufacturer started producing it in 1955. They kept improving the designs and performance of the car. It is believed that the best looking Thunderbirds were produced from 1955 to 1957.

The redesigns of 1957 included bumper and bigger grille. The tailfins were made pointer and taillights were bigger. Also, the spare tire was kept inside the trunk in the new design of 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The base engine was 292, capable of producing about 200 horsepower. And, the top of the line was 312 cubic-inch engines, capable of producing 340 horsepower. Also, F-code non-NASCAR and E-code 312 engine were added. Both them were very popular. F-code could produce 300 horsepower and E-code could produce 270 horsepower. The sales were 21,300 pieces. Amazingly, 1957 Ford Thunderbird had three months extra as 1958 models were not ready for sale. 1957 Ford Thunderbird was the last two-seater Ford. Since 1958, Thunderbirds are built in four-seater system, though two-seater 1957 Ford Thunderbird was better looking according to many sports car lovers.

Specifications: Thunderbird was produced from 1955 to 1957. The price of this car is 3,406 dollars, and it weighs 3,132 lbs or 1,420.651 kg. You will be amazed to know that the total production of this car is 1,67,6449 pieces. So, it is very easy to understand that Thunderbird is a very popular model.

Sales: Average sale value of 1957 Ford Thunderbird is 51,207 dollars, lowest is 2,500 dollars, and the highest is 220,000 dollars. The data is derived from 554 auctions. It is also obvious that since 2004, the sales have been really good and stable. 2006 was the best year for 1957 Ford Thunderbird in terms of sales.


1970 Ford Torino

Posted in 1970s, Classic Cars, Ford, Torino by Richard

The power was transferred to rear wheels of 1970 Ford Torino. Also, “Shaker” hood scoop helped the engine increase performance. Later, Brougham version included more facilities which gave it a sporty look and comfortable feeling.

Six Series Sedan, Chassis Num OH37N100017: This 1970 Ford Torino has blue exterior and white interior. It was brought at Worldwide Group Auction for sale, but remained unsold. It is powered by a 429 cubic-inch engine which is capable of producing 360 horsepower. It was produced in 1969.

GT Cobra FastBack Coupe: This 1970 Ford Torino has bright yellow exterior and Black interior. Its mileage is low. When found, it showed only 22,000 miles, but needed complete restoration which took two years. When the restoration is done, it traveled 1,000 miles. This car is powered by a Cobra jet Air engine.

Specifications: It was produced from 1968 to 1970. The price of this car ranges from 2,687 dollars to 3,378 dollars. It weighs 3,156 lbs or 1431.538 kg. Total production of Ford is 2,096,184 pieces. No doubt, it is a great figure. This shows how popular Ford is. The productions of other models are also good. For example, V8 HardTop Coupes has been produced 49,826 pieces, GT FastBack Coupes has been produced 56,819 pieces, and Six Series Sedans has been produced 30,117 pieces. This large volume of different models proved the popularity and supremacy of Ford.

Sales: According to 57 auctions, average sales value of 1970 Ford Torino is 31,912 dollars, the lowest is 4,100 dollars, and the highest is 165,000 dollars. We also notice that 2004 was not a good year for 1970 Ford Torino, but fortunately, the sales increased since 2005, and it has been fine up to today. 2007 was the best year for this car. It seems it will get a lot of sales in the near future.


1969 Ford Mustang GT500

Posted in 1960s, Ford, Mustang by Richard

1969 Ford Mustang GT500 is one of the best cars ever produced by Ford. In fact, it is a joint venture of both Shelby and Ford, though the relationship did not last very long. The birth of Mustang was in New York World’s Fair. It was so good that it got attention from the car lovers immediately. It was very compact, tight, not so big & heavy. Maybe this is the reason people loved Mustang. Before this model, car manufacturers were increasing the size without thinking a lot. But Mustang shook all of them. Believe it or not, Mustang was featured in world famous magazines like Times and News week. In fact, mustang was the cover page! So, it is very clear that Mustang was a blockbuster since its birth. On the first day more than 22,000 pieces were ordered. And it increased to 418,000 pieces within one year. It broke all records, and created a new benchmark for the first year sale of a new car. It was powered by three V8 engines, capable of accelerating 271 horsepower.

The manufacturer was doing redesigns ceaselessly until 1973. It added fox body in 1979, and it continued until 1993. 1969 Ford Mustang GT500 was larger and heavier. Famous “the Boss-302” was also produced in 1969. Boss-429 is considered one of the rare mustangs ever produced; only 857 pieces were made. Unfortunately, no 1969 Ford Mustang GT500 was produced in 1970.

Specifications: It was produced from 1964 to 1973 and weighs 3440 lbs or 1560. 358 kg. Total production of 1969 Ford Mustang GT500 is 3,150 pieces, Mustang is 2,212,415 pieces, Convertibles is 335 pieces, and Coupes is 2,815 pieces.

Sales: According to 74 auctions, average value is 113, 5212 dollars, the lowest is 33,550 dollars, and the highest is 742,500 dollars. Since 2004, the sales have been moderate. 2008 was the best year for this car.