Hill’s Automotive has been catering to the classic car enthusiast for over 35 years.  Hill’s Automotive has three different divisions. Our Classic Car Restoration Services, Classic Car Sales, and our 55-57 Thunderbird Parts division known as Hill’s Thunderbird Center.

Hill’s Classic Car Restorations has continually restored some of the top show cars in the nation.  Our award winning restorations have been judged and awarded “Best of Show”, “Grand National”, “Gold Medallion” and numerous other awards by CTCI, AACA, and various Concourse de Elegance shows.  While best known for our frame-off concourse restorations, we also perform resto-mod, street-rod, and driver quality restorations.

Hill’s Classic Cars Sales consists of an ever changing variety of collector cars from performance muscle cars to European sportsters.  Not all of the cars we sell have been restored by us.  In fact, many of the cars are offered for sale prior to restoration.  For more details, check out our Cars for Sale section.

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Having started out restoring 55-57 Thunderbirds, Marvin Hill grew his restoration business to the level where he needed a constant supply of 1955, 1956, and 1957 NOS and reproduction parts for his Thunderbirds.  With the demand for parts being driven by the ongoing success of the restoration business, it was only a matter of time until Hill’s Automotive took over as a parts distributor for 55-57 Thunderbirds.  Hill’s Thunderbird Center offers top of the line parts, including a complete line of reproduction, N.O.S., and used parts for 1955, 1956, and 1957 Thunderbirds.  Hill’s is also offering the Resto-Mod Drive Train.  Quality, experience, and award winning are just a few of the words our customers associate with Hills Automotive.  If you are looking for a classic car restoration, you have come to the right place.  At Hill’s Automotive, classic car restoration services is our specialty.  We have been bringing classics back to life for over 25 years.  Our experienced and award winning fabricators and body and paint departments are the reason why our cars stand out from the rest.

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At Hill’s Automotive, we not only service and repair existing classic vehicles, we also provide classic car sales.  We specialize in Thunderbirds and Mustangs.  So, remember, if you need a partial restoration or full restoration, Hill’s Automotive is your one stop shop.


At Hill’s Automotive, we take great pride in our work and it shows. We want to help you achieve your vision.  If you can dream it, we can build it.


Please call 740-949-2217 (800-562-1955/866-949-1956 for orders only, no technical info) or email us at tbird1957@frontier.com with any questions you may have.  Or stop by our shop located at 29625 Bashan Road, Racine, Ohio.

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Cars for Sale

Hill’s Automotive of Racine, Ohio, specializes in restoring classic cars including Thunderbirds, Mustangs and muscle cars.  We especially love fixing up old T-Birds from ‘55, ‘56 and ‘57, and Mustangs from 1965–1970.  We also carry replacement parts and supply our readers with fun projects and advice on our blog.  If you are an enthusiast, browse through our site.  Look below at the classic cars for sale.  Some of these classic cars are project cars, while others are ready for you to drive home.  At Hill’s Automotive, we love cars as much as you do, meaning, we relate to your need for quality at an affordable price.  For more information on any of the cars listed below, simply click on the text or the picture. As always, feel free to contact us to find out more about the classic Thunderbirds we have for sale.  Call Marvin Hill at Hill’s Classic Car Restoration and Parts, Inc., Racine, OH at 740-949-2217; Fax:  740-949-1957; Web-site:  www.hillsresto.com; E-mail:  tbird1957@frontier.com for any information.







1957 “E” (2×4) Thunderbird


One of 1,300 T-birds built with 2×4 “E” Code and approximately 5 triple white E-birds built in total.  This car is a full body-off restoration built to CTCI standards and has won multiple awards.  $150,000





1957 “F” Series Thunderbird

spy57frontregWhite exterior, black/white interior, white hard-top and black soft-top.  Options include a 312 supercharged engine, automatic transmission, TC radio, heater, fender skirts, wide white-walls with small hubcaps.  41,000 original miles, needs restoration, very little rust on rear quarter panels.  $95,000



1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Code “T” marv61rtsidereghoney beige exterior, code 84 light beige (pearl) interior, black soft top, tonneau cover, 390 ci engine, automatic transmission, power seats, windows, steering, and brakes, and air conditioning.  This car has new parts and re-chromed parts (which are included).  Make a great project for restoration.  $15,500





1957 Thunderbird Frame

IMG_51111957 Ford Thunderbird frame for sale.  Very complete, good and solid.  Price $3,500.00






1956  Thunderbird

IMG_1236This car was originally painted Peacock Blue “L” code and is now painted Fiesta Red.  Needs full restoration.  Includes porthole hardtop, power steering, and automatic transmission.  $9,500




1956 Sunset Coral Thunderbird

Sunset CoIMG_3660ral exterior, black and white interior, porthole hardtop, 312 engine, automatic transmission, power steering.  Restoration has been started.  Top has been painted and the engine has been restored.  $29,500




1957 White Thunderbird

White exterioDSCF1736r, porthole top, power steering, power brake, automatic transmission, am/fm radio, wide white wall radials and fender skirts. Solid car, great driver.  $49,500







1956 Thunderbird Peacock Blue


This car had a full body-off restoration on a rust-free body.  The exterior is Peacock Blue and has a white hard top with a blue and white interior.  The engine is a 312 4-barrel with an automatic transmission.  It has power steering and white wall tires with wire hub caps.  $49,500





1965 Black Thunderbird Convertible


This car has black exterior, interior, and convertible top.  The engine is a 390 V-8.  It has air conditioning and is an automatic.  It has power steering, brakes, windows, and seats.  This car is in excellent condition and is a great driver.  The current mileage is 57,027.  $29,000.







1956 Fiesta Red Thunderbird


This car has a Fiesta Red exterior with a red and white interior.  312 engine with a 4 barrel carbureter, power steering, power brakes, wide white radial tires, fender skirts, AM/FM Town and Country radio, heat/defrost/AC.  This is a good driver and local show car.  $39,500





1956 Peacock Blue Thunderbird



This car has a Peacock Blue exterior and a blue and white interior.  It has a white porthole top.  The engine is a 312 V-8 automatic.  It has power steering, power brakes, power seats, air conditioning, wide white wall radials, AM/FM radio, fender skirts.  This is a great driver and local show car.  $44,5000



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