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Member Benefits

Membership Benefits Include:
Early Bird magazine. Published six times per year, each issue contains news, information, and tech tips
for maintenance and restoration. Averages 64 pages, full color. Winner of 15 Golden Quill awards for
excellence in publishing. Early Bird magazine is only distributed to CTCI members.
Chapters. Local Chapters hold tours, meets, and other outings designed to encourage participation
and get the classic Thunderbirds out of the garage. Enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of a group of
people with the same interest and passion. Check our website for a chapter near you! www.ctci.org
Technical and reference information. CTCI members can purchase manuals from a one-sheet wire-wheel cover illustration up to a complete Restoration Manual of over 400 pages. Wiring diagrams, carburetor manuals, parts catalogs, and more. You can build your own reference library from the CTCI store if you are a member.
Technical Google Groups.  Exclusively for CTCI members a Technical Question & Answer Google Group for two-passenger Ford Thunderbird automobiles and a separate Google Group for CTCI Retro (Modern Classic) Owners that are based on an email format. These groups will create very timely responses to technical questions. To sign up, please email Shannon: Shannon.Herring@KledisAndCompany.com 
Events. CTCI sanctions Regional and International Conventions, hosted by Chapters. Concours judging is a highlight and there are always activities and entertainment unique to the host location. A great opportunity to greet old friends and make new ones.
Invoices. CTCI has the original factory invoices for 1955 Thunderbirds starting with serial 232214, and virtually all the two-passenger Ford Thunderbird automobiles. CTCI members can obtain the original factory invoice for their car.
Vote/hold office. CTCI members get to vote to select their representatives on the board of directors and other matters. Members who have the motivation and desire to serve the club can run for office and help guide the club into the future.

Need more information? We would love for you to contact us! Browse our web site: www.ctci.org Email: CTCIoffice@ctci.org 816-421-8273 M-F, 9-5 Central time

PO Box 2053 Mission, KS 66201

1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code Convertible<br />
LOT S93.1 // DALLAS 2023</p>
<p>F-Code 312/300 HP Supercharged V-8, 1 of 196 Produced

ENGINE: 312/245 V-8
EXTERIOR COLOR: Colonial White
INTERIOR COLOR: Colonial White
AUCTION: Las Vegas 2023

Mecum Auctions Heads to Las Vegas, Kansas City

Mecum AuctionsMecum Auctions heads to Las Vegas and Kansas City for upcoming auctions with 1,000 consignments at the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall this November 30- December 2 and 700 vehicles at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. The auctions will feature American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs, and more to cross the auction with live coverage by MotorTrendTV.

From a private collection with its California Black license plate is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot F244) that’s consigned to Mecum Las Vegas 2023. It’s presented with its original Colonial White exterior, a pleated Colonial White interior, and a Colonial White porthole hardtop. A comprehensive restoration included its 312/245 HP D-code V-8 engine, automatic transmission, and 4-barrel carburetor.

For Mecum Kansas City 2023, a 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (Lot F28) is offered with a Raven Black exterior over a Black and White interior. It’s powered by a 312 CI V-8 engine and automatic transmission with a Continental kit rear bumper, power brakes and hardtop.

To learn about consigning a vehicle to Mecum Las Vegas 2023, Mecum Kansas City 2023, Mecum Kissimmee 2024, and other Mecum Auctions, please contact Brett Catarozoli at 262-275-5050 or bcatarozoli@mecum.com.  

Mecum Las Vegas 2023- Auction Details

Mecum Kansas City 2023- Auction Details

How to Consign a Vehicle with Mecum Auctions

TV Schedule on MotorTrendTV

CTCI members receive a 50% discount on a $200 Standard Bidder registration for all Mecum Auctions. Check the CTCI website at https://www.ctci.org for details the offer.

CTCI Chapter may purchase a group ticket package of 15 tickets or more for $15.00 per ticket (plus handling fee). Please email tickets@mecum.com to place your order.

To receive the discount:

  • Enter the MECUM website for the specific Auction location you are interested in: (Houston, etc)
  • Create a Bidder Registration profile
  • Go through the entire process
  • At the end when the site asks for payment
  • Enter the Code CTCI23 where it says “Apply” and the CTCI discount is applied and the standard fee now becomes $100.00
  • Complete the registration profile as directed

To learn more about consigning a vehicle with Mecum Auctions, please contact Brett Catarozoli at 262-275-5050 or bcatarozoli@mecum.com.

CTCI Chapter may purchase a group ticket package of 15 tickets or more for $15.00 per ticket (plus handling fee). Please email tickets@mecum.com to place your order.