Having a car restored at Hill’s does have its rewards. Numerous automobiles restored at our facility have gone on to receive some of the country’s most prestigious awards.
In 2005 Hill’s Classic Cars began a concours restoration on a 1957 F-Series Thunderbird for the NPD collection. Referred to as an “F” Bird, because it had a factory equipped Paxton VR-57 supercharger engine. Only 208 were built and few survive.
Since completion of the concours restoration, this car has captured an astounding array of awards. At the Classic Thunderbirds Club International (CTCI) meet, it won the People’s Choice, Concours Gold, and Gold Medallion (Senior). From there, the ‘bird traveled to Detroit for the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, where it won the Lion’s Award. At Hershey, PA, it won an AACA First Junior. It is truly one of the best examples in the country of a Baby Bird let alone an “F” bird.
In 1938, this 60 Series Cadillac Convertible Coupe was delivered from the factory to Randall Cadillac Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y. This was the last model Cadillac with a rumble seat and was rare, as there were only 146 model 6167’s manufactured in 1938.
In 2003, this rare car arrived at Hill’s Classic Cars for a complete frame-off concours restoration. Since then, it has been invited to numerous shows and competed in eight national shows. The automobile won primary senior award at the 2004 Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National, with 99.5 point out of 100 points possible (all the accessories must function at the CLC Grand Nationals and the owner forgot to put the fuse back in the clock after removing it to save the battery). At the CLC Grand Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa, August 2005, it won senior status and a “Best of Show, Early” against some very stiff competition.
In AACA national meets, the automobile achieved first junior and first senior awards. Out of 5,320 vehicles shown or driven in AACA national events in 2004, 158 were nominated for national awards and this Cadillac was one of those nominated. It was awarded an AACA certificate as an Outstanding Vehicle in the Show Year 2004. In 2005, at the Denver, Colo., Grand National, it achieved a Grand National Senior award.
The Cadillac was one of about 300 vehicles from across the nation invited to the 2004 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. There, it received the “Lion Award” in Class F, (American Classic Open Cars). It was also invited to the Third Annual Concours d’Elegance held on Hilton Head Island, S.C. There, it achieved a “Best in Class” 3 (American Classics 1936-1948) over 24 other fine automobiles in that class. It won Best of Class at Stan Hywet 2014.
1957 "F" Series Thunderbird
The “F” Bird was the factory equipped Paxton VR-57 supercharger and only 209 of them were ever built. This car appeared at CTCI and won People’s Choice Award, Concours Gold Medallion (Senior) and at Hershey, PA in the AACA it took 1st Junior and Senior.
1951 Crosley Supersport
This car appeared at Hilton Head and received the AACA 1st, AACA Junior, and AACA Senior Awards. It, also, took 1st place at the Crosley Nationals.
1960 Ford Sunliner
This classic car took 1st Junior and 1st Senior in the AACA
Won 1st Junior AACA in 2015
1957 Ford Thunderbird "E" Code (Dual Barrel)
This car has won at the AACA 1st Junior and Senior, 1st Grand National Award, Best of Class at Hilton Head, and Best of Class at Stan Hywet.
1957 Pontiac Starchief Convertible (Tri-power)
Has won 1st Jr. & Sr. AACA, 1st Grand National, Best of Class Hilton Head, and Best of Class at Pontiac National
1969 Dodge Daytona 500
This car has a 4-speed Hemi in it and very few were ever built. It has won Best of Class at Mopar National.
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2X4
This is an export car sold in Mexico. It has won the Gold Medallion and Excellence in Authenticity in CTCI.