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Annette Funicello’s 1957 Ford Thunderbird sold for $150,000

She’s still got it!

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A 1957 Ford Thunderbird that was originally owned by legendary Mousketeer Annette Funicello has been auctioned for a high, high, high, high $150,000.

The two-seat was Funicello’s first car, and bought for her when she was just 16. She drove it for the next decade before giving it to her younger brother.

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It was later sold out of the family and fell into disrepair before being purchased by an unsuspecting buyer in 2003, who discovered its history while putting it through a restoration.

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The car was originally white, but Funicello repainted purple and the color changed several times since before the latest red coat was applied. It also features a new interior, but was sold with many of its original parts, including the seats and AM radio.

The price paid on Bring a Trailer was four to five times higher than a similar example without the Hollywood connection is worth today and closer to what all-original show quality Thunderbirds sell for.

Gary Gastelu is’s Automotive Editor covering the car industry and racing. Follow @foxnewsautos


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