1957 Ford Thunderbird LX
Convertible Car for sale in Uniontown, Ohio 44685
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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The price is negotiable, I am a reasonable person, so I will consider any offers.
The VIN is : D7FH184578.
This is a rare 1957 Ford Thunderbird, because it has not been restored at all, it's all-original, even the spare tire is from that time. It only has 31,542 miles. The car was bought from a classic car auction in Palm Beach, Florida in 2006, and from that time I didn't drive it more than 100 miles. It stayed in a heated garage, nice and clean, taking it out for a spin from time to time. It's an American Style Icon, striking and well-equipped.It has 245 bhp, 312 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, two-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission, independent wishbone front suspension, live rear axle, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.
As with so many great cars, the original two-seater Thunderbird reached its apex in the final year of production, 1957. A mild facelift up front and stylish rear fins with sharp, creased edges added greatly to the car's appearance, as did a new instrument panel with safety-oriented “Lifeguard Design,” including a padded dashboard and a dished steering wheel. Six engine options were offered, along with a host of power refinements and wide whitewall tires. An added leaf to the rear springs, 14-inch wheels, and larger front brakes were among numerous engineering changes.
Buyers responded by continuing to make the Thunderbird fly out of showrooms, with some 21,000 examples sold in 1957, and reportedly, continued requests for many more could not be answered by the factory. Today, the 1957 Thunderbird is seen as the most desirable of the first generation of T-Birds, and it has been considered a collectible for nearly its entire life - a feat few automobiles can claim.
This 1957 Thunderbird is presented in the beautiful, color combination of Colonial White over a red interior, with both a white soft top and removable porthole hardtop. Finishing off the classy package is a set of Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels. Equipped for comfort, the car features the sprightly 245-horsepower “Thunderbird Special” V-8, power steering, power brakes, two-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission, AM radio, and excellent, vintage air-conditioning, which blends seamlessly into the interior and looks absolutely like an American legend.
Classic Car ID101087854
ConditionVery good condition. The car is all-original.
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