The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP159
1955 Shay Ford Thunderbird Replica 2D

Offered Without Reserve

Auctioned on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sold at $10,450

    Offered here is a unique and rare piece of automotive history. Many people are aware of Harry Shay and the Ford Model A replica he produced in the early 80's. Very few however, know that he also created a small run of replica Thunderbird roadsters. Using a fiberglass shell, these remarkable knockoffs are reported to have mainly used Pinto underpinnings for chassis. While initial production estimates and public interest ran high, slow assembly and factory closure meant the Shay Thunderbird never met those lofty goals. As such, approximately 200 of these were ever made and it has been estimated that around 100 might still be in existence. This will be a great opportunity for one bidder as this rarity will be offered at NO RESERVE!