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Goodbye Bill Gill from Hill’s Thunderbird Center and Hill’s Classic Cars – May 5th, 2020
It is with great sadness, that Hill’s Thunderbird Center would like to extend condolences to the family of Bill Gill. It was in August of 2005, when Marvin Hill received a phone call from his long-time friend telling him he was going to retire. The ad that stated “Time for Retirement: Established 30-year Thunderbird parts business for sale, 55-56-57 exclusively. Turnkey business…”, and the phone call, was what started Marvin’s Hill’s Thunderbird Center. Marvin met Bill many years ago at the convention for Classic Thunderbird Club International, which they were both members. Bill was a valued friend and will be sadly missed by our family at Hill’s Thunderbird Center and Hill’s Classic Cars.

Eastern Division AACA National Car Show & Swap
Hill’s Classic had a wonderful time at the Eastern Division AACA National Car Show & Swap Meet at Hershey, PA between October 9-12. Marvin T Hill bought some cars and sold some cars, too. While there, the weather was great and had the chance to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. We thought we would share these pics of the good time everyone had in Hershey.

 

2019 ITC Convention
We wanted to share some of the photos showing what a great time they had at this years 2019 ITC Convention. They had ideal weather in the high 70’s and low 80’s for all the Thunderbirds from 1955 to 2005 to be shown. There were approximately 150 cars, so it was a great turn out for this year in Cleveland, Ohio. Some great activities were lined up. There was a tour of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, a cruise from Lake Erie to Put-In-Bay, a tour of the Crawford Auto Museum, and then, of course, the ITC Car Show and the judging. We would like to extend our gratitude and congratulations to Vera Bartasavich on being awarded the Schatz Memorial Award. Everyone had a wonderful time.

International Thunderbird Club [ITC] Family Events
we had the pleasure of once again participating at the 24th Annual ITC National Convention in Fort Wayne, IN on August 29 through September 3, 2017.

CTCI International Convention 2014
Marvin and Jan are headed to the CTCI International Convention in Springfield, MO.

Dual 1957 Thunderbirds Sell At Auction

Two beautiful 1957 Thunderbirds restored by Hill’s Automotive and Classic Cars were sold at  Mecum Auctions Indy 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The first Thunderbird was a supercharged 1957 black Thunderbird, one of only 209 built by Ford. This car received a Gold Medallion and an Excellence in Authenticity in CTCI and sold for $186,000.00 plus commission.

The second Thunderbird was a 1957 Inca Gold 2 X 4 “E” Thunderbird, which was a rare export car to Mexico, and had full documentation from the original owner. This Thunderbird, after a complete restoration, also received a Gold Medallion and an Excellence in Authenticity in CTCI. This 1957 Thunderbird, also restored by Hill’s Automotive and Classic Cars, was auctioned off by Mecum in Indianapolis, IN and sold for $132,000.00 plus commission.

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