1957 Ford Thunderbird
Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina 28027
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1957 Ford Thunderbird $45,995
One of the worlds most beloved cars, theres just no way to make a 57 Thunderbird look bad. But when you get it right, they can be downright amazing, and the high-quality finish on this two-seater is a testament to a life well lived. The professional repaint of the factory-correct code-A Raven Black has a near mirror-like quality when the sunshine hits the scooped hood. Its set off with uniform gaps all around (particularly the hard-to-fit doors), and the optional fender skirts make it look long and sleek. Nice chrome accentuates this 50s icon, and the exhaust still exits neatly through the rear bumper. The bright factory wheel covers with white F-O-R-D centers look great, and match perfectly with the whitewall tires. Plus, you have the choice between a folding black convertible roof for when weather unexpectedly turns bad, or the matching black hardtop with iconic portholes gives it a great coupe silhouette.
Red interiors always look fantastic on black cars. In fact, the factory-correct Flame Red has so much style, just looking at this T-bird it radiates like liquid-hot lava ready to overflow the moment you open the door. Style and luxury were the true hallmarks of this classic, and thats why it came with rare features for its time, like the power windows. Not only do those function perfectly, but so do other original components like the heat and defrost. Its all displayed in a machine-turned panel that flows across both doors and the dash. This frames many of the intricate styling touches such as logo embossed side panels and red/chrome steering wheel. Beyond that you could see the Ford Thunderbird was getting serious about competing with the Corvette with its full gauge package, including the large speedometer prominently in the center.
When you open the hood, youll appreciate seeing nice elements like the pie dish air cleaner, big red block, and Thunderbird-specific valve covers. But beneath the aesthetics of that great looking engine bay (do you see the date stamps, too!?) is some real substance. This 312 cubic-inch V8 codes back correctly to 1957, but it was rebuilt around 100 miles ago to include hardened valve seats, bored block, new pistons, and a new cam. It inhales deeply through a four-barrel carburetor and exhales with authority through an enhanced dual exhaust system. But this is no muscle car. So while you can get some serious performance out of the three-speed manual transmission; you also have the control to settle into the nice and comfortable ride provided by Fords personal luxury convertible.
Complete with owners manual, this is the last year for the first-generation T-bird. And with stunning looks and compete control over the rebuilt V8, this final-year two-person icon is presented in the best way you could ever want. Call today!!
1957 Ford Thunderbird Specifications
Classic Car ID100790171
Trim Body Style
Transmission3 Speed Manual
Exterior ColorRaven Black
Custom Exterior ColorN/A
Interior ColorRed Vinyl