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  • 58 on Barrett Jackson

    Do we know anything about this babe? http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Archi...VERTIBLE-96697
    sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
    http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

  • #2
    This one was selling yesterday night at Mecum:

    https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/PA0...Mod/Automatic/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sherman View Post
      This one was selling yesterday night at Mecum:

      https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/PA0...Mod/Automatic/
      Nice. I really like the rear lights.
      sigpic..."Lil darling Ruth"
      http://www.tbirdregistry.com/#33158

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      • #4
        Wowzers - the '58 brought nearly $53K back in 2011 with an "undocumented" 430.

        Guess the seller was trying to make it appear that it came with the 430 by using a VIN of H8YJ ? I'd like to get a look at those data plate rivets - probably not original. Maybe someone knows that it did come with the 430 - thus the high price. Seats look fairly used around the bottom edges - no air conditioning - but overall a nice one - not $53K nice but nice. Yep - I'd drive it.

        The 60 resto mod. Different but nice as well. 428!!!!!! A/C, SUNROOF !!! power discs, lowered stance.

        I'm on the fence as to whether I like the grille and rear bumper paint treatment.
        Failures to me are the cutout in the hood for the battery cover and (sorry Anders) the tail lights. Don't really like the front center console replacement - maybe if it were black to match the rest of the console. Guess the electronic gauges go with the resto mod theme but I'd rather see classic style. Going to have to say no to the steering wheel too but still - Yep - I'd drive it.

        JMHO

        Eric

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        • #5
          If it was a real 430 it would have a "J" as the first digit. The "J" in the 4th digit indicates convertible.

          John
          John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

          Thunderbird Registry #36223
          jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

          http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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          • #6
            The 430 wasn't available in '58 from factory, right?
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            Mike Lemmon
            '59 Raven Black Hardtop

            http://www.tbirdregistry.com/viewdat...tryNumber=2461

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            • #7
              Correct. But that doesn't meant some dishonest seller wouldn't try to pass off his '58 as having a factory 430.

              John
              John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator

              Thunderbird Registry #36223
              jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

              http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm

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              • #8
                Mike you are correct the 430 was not offered or produced in 58. Rumour has it that Ford thought of offering the 430 but that would have bumped the selling price up too much

                As it was, the HT sold for about $2400.00 back in the day and Ford executives were good with the sell price. FYI The 58 Thunderbird won " Car of the Year " for 1958
                Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                Thunderbird Registry
                58HT #33317
                60 HT (Sold )

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                • #9
                  Dan, you're right about the 430ci not being offered on the '58 T.B., but the price from what information that I got was between $3,600-$3,900 for the hard top.

                  Chris....From OZ.

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                  • #10
                    Chris exactly as that would have made the 58 TBird above the reach of most of the buyers.
                    Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                    Thunderbird Registry
                    58HT #33317
                    60 HT (Sold )

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                    • #11
                      The Retractable Hard top was also considered for the Square-Birds, like the Skyliner, but wasn't to be because of the cost factor.

                      Chris.....From OZ

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                      • #12
                        Those are remarkable to see operate but when they don't and the pistons fail
                        Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
                        Thunderbird Registry
                        58HT #33317
                        60 HT (Sold )

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