Welcome to Hill’s Automotive

Hill’s Automotive has been catering to the classic car enthusiast for over 35 years. Hill’s Automotive has three 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 Car for Sale 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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Our History

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’re looking for a classic car restoration you’ve come to the right place. At Hills Automotive, classic car restoration services are our specialty. We have been bringing classics back to life for over 25 years. Our experienced and award winning fabricators, body and paint departments are the reason why our cars stand out from the rest.

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At Hills 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 Hills 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 or email us at tbird1957@frontier.com with any questions you may have. Or stop on in to 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 and look below at the classic Thunderbirds for sale. Some of these classic T-Bird cars are project cars, while others are ready for you to drive. At Hill’s Automotive, we love cars as much as you do, meaning, we empathize with your need for quality at an affordable price. For more information on any of the cars listed below, simply click on the text or picture. As always, feel free to contact us to find out more about the classic thunderbird cars we have for sale.

spy57frontreg1957 Supercharged Thunderbird

1957 F Tbird with white interior, black and white interior, white hardtop and black soft-top.  Options included on this supercharged thunderbird include 312 supercharged engine, automatic transmission, TC radio, heater, fender skirts, wide white wall tires with small hubcaps.  41,000 original miles, very original, needs restoration, very little rust on rear quarters.


57white1reg1957 White D Code Thunderbird -SOLD

California car, body-off restoration, white exterior, black and white interior, white porthole top, automatic, power steering,windows, and brakes,fender skirts, AM radio, dress-up kit.  Solid body-older restoration.  CTCI Gold Medallion Car, Excellent condition, ready to drive and show.



keller56frontendreg1956 White Thunderbird -SOLD

An older restoration thunderbird with new soft top, interior, shocks and exhaust and tires.  This 1956 beauty is equipped with a 292 CI with dress-up kit, 3 speed transmission, electric wipers, t and c radio, skirts, full hubcaps, ww radials, and hard and soft tops.


1956 Peacock Blue Thunderbird -SOLD

Peacock Blue exterior, blue and white interior, white hardtop (no porthole), black soft-top, automatic transmission, power brakes, TC radio, fender skirts, backup lights, heater, continental kit, wide white wall tires. This beautiful car is a CTCI Gold Medallion Winner, won in 2011. Must see to believe.

56hampassengersidereg1956 White Thunderbird -SOLD

White exterior, black & white interior, porthole top, power steering, power windows, power seat, town & country radio, dressup kit, automatic, frame-up restoration, AACA Senior Award. Good driver.




57nutter1reg1957 Red Thunderbird -SOLD

1957 Red Thunderbird for sale. This 1957 red thunderbird is a great driver and includes new red paint, new black and white interior, a detailed engine compartment, air, new suspension, engine completely gone through, with radials, wire wheels, power-steering, brakes, windows, and seats.  It is a 1957 D Code with red porthole top. Have to see.


mjmwfrontreg1957 White Thunderbird -SOLD

White exterior, white porthole top, bronze interior, AM-FM cassette radio, fender skirts, dressup kit, 312 four barrel engine, 3 speed transmission, and no power.  This white 1957 thunderbird is a good rust free car which would make a good driver.


marv61rtsidereg1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Code T Honey Beige exterior, Code 84 Light (pearl) beige interior, black soft top, and tonnuea cover, 390 ci engine, automatic transmission, power seats, power windows, power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning.  This 61 Ford Thunderbird Convertible has many new parts and rechromed parts which are included and would make a great project for a restoration.

1960 Black Ford Thunderbird -SOLD

Black exterior, new exterior paint, new black leather interior, rebuilt 352 engine throttle body fuel injection, 3 speed transmission, new chrome, new windshield, Power top, and radio. Wire wheels and radial tires. Great driver,

1956 Thunderbird Frame

1956 Ford Thunderbird frame for sale. Very complete, good and solid. Price $3,500.00

1956 Thunderbird Rear End Clip

1956 Thunderbird rear end clip for sale. Repairable, with good trunk floor. Price $4,000.00

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1956 Peacock Blue Thunderbird for sale. Needs full restoration. Includes hardtop, power steering, and automatic transmission. Price $9,500.00

1957 Gunmetal Gray Thunderbird -SOLD

Features a body-off restoration, gunmetal gray exterior, red interior, gunmetal gray porthole top, automatic with power steering and windows, 4-wheel power disc brakes, fender skirts, AM-FM radio, dressup kit. Solid body, with new paint, drive train as well as ww radials.

inca571reg1957 Inca Gold Thunderbird -SOLD

Frame-up restoration, excellent driver and show car, paint and fits of this car excellent, very nice chrome and trim.  Comes with inca gold exterior, white interior, white hardtop, 312 engine, 4 barrel carburetor, automatic transmission, power steering and windows, dress-up kit, fender skirts, back-up lights, AM/FM cassette radio, jack, new gas tank, new brake and fuel lines, new exhaust system without resonators, air conditioning installed with alternators, electric cooling fans, power brakes, 5 new wide white radial tires, 5 new wire wheels

1957 Black Thunderbird -SOLD

Black exterior, black & white interior, porthole hardtop, dress-up kit, power steering, power windows, power seat, automatic, CTCI & AACA Senior Awards

IMG_43541956  White Thunderbird -SOLD

White exterior, white porthole top, brown & white interior, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, older restoration, good driver, fender skirts, and a dress-up kit.


IMG_27941955  White Thunderbird -SOLD

White Exterior, black & white Interior, white porthole hard top, automatic transmission, power steering, power seat, power windows, power brakes, 292 engine, fender skirts, dress-up kit, runs & drives needs some attention


IMG_36601956 Sunset Coral Thunderbird

Sunset Coral exterior, black & white interior, porthole hardtop, 312 engine, automatic transmission, power steering Restoration has been started. Top painted. Engine Restored.


IMG_14441960 Ford Sunliner

White exterior, white softtop; red, black & white interior, automatic transmission, 352 T-bird special, power top, power steering, power brake, radio, #2 grade car. Good driver local show car.



???????????????????????????????1984 Cadillac Biarritz

Convertible, 60308 miles, Blue Carpet,  blue dash, white seats, white top, white exterior, top works, 1 owner car needs some work. Filler’s bad runs & drives.




image0221957 Inca Gold Thunderbird

Inca gold exterior, black convertible top, white interior. Automatic transmission, power steering, radio, fender skirts. Fresh restoration, 50 miles since restored.




DSCF17361957 White Thunderbird

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

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