1957 Ford Thunderbird
Car for sale by Back in The Day Classics in Carson, California 90745
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1957 Ford Thunderbird $62,500
Sporting a redesign in 1957, the new Thunderbird received a facelift that saw a reshaped front bumper along with a larger grille and tail fins and saw a forty percent increase in sales, with 21,380 Thunderbird's rolling of the production line in 1957, the last year of the first generation body style. This fully restored frame off restoration 1957 Ford Thunderbird was built May 20th, 1957 at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan plant and is powered by a 312ci V8 engine mated to a Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission. Under the hood this Thunderbird has been fully detailed and features Master-Guide power steering and Swift Sure power brakes for comfort and convenience. Restored in its original scheme of Flame Red with a Colonial White porthole top, the exterior of the Thunderbird shows excellently with minimal flaws and has a rich, deep, shine while the chrome is excellent with no pitting or rust and features optional backup lights and rear fender gravel guards. Inside the interior, the upholstery has been redone in the original Flame Red vinyl, according to the original data tag, and the dash features a speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge, and clock, along with a set of accessory Stewart Warner gauges which monitor oil pressure, water temperature, vacuum, and amperage. Additionally, this Thunderbird also features a Town and Country radio and Ford’s Lifeguard padded dashboard, sun visors, and steering wheel. The Thunderbird rides on a set of Goodyear Custom Super Cushion 7.50-14 wide whitewalls mounted on a set of optional 14-inch Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels with Thunderbird center caps to give the car the perfect period correct look. Overall this ’57 Thunderbird is an excellently restored car that can be enjoyed without worry and would be right at home in any garage for somebody looking for a wonderful example of the most popular year of the first generation of Thunderbirds.
1957 Ford Thunderbird Specifications
Classic Car ID100905461
Trim Body Style
Custom Exterior ColorFlame Red w/ Colonial White
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