1957 Ford Thunderbird
Car for sale by Classic Investment in Marietta, Georgia 30062
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.
Classic Car Overview
When GIs who fought in the European Theater of World War II returned home, they brought with them fond memories of the British two-seaters that were a common sight over there. Some even managed to buy some and have them shipped home. It was clear to Detroit that there just might be a market for an American made version of the famed two-seater open car.
The two most famous of these were the MG-TC (and the later TD) and the incredibly handsome Jaguar XK-120. Kaiser introduced the famed Kaiser-Darrin in the early 50s and Chevrolet would follow next with the legendary Corvette. Ford was not blind to Chevrolets new car, but chose to develop a car along a different path.
It was decided their car would be made of metal instead of fiberglass; that it would be powered by a V-8 engine unlike the Corvettes Blue Flame Six ; and that it would feature roll-down windows and an optional hardtop unlike the Corvettes snap on curtains. They further decided that it would, as much as possible, utilize the same tooling and parts interchangeability with the big Fords of that era.
This Example is finished in Extremely Rare Willow Green, Code J , with Beautiful (2) Tone Green Interior, & Willow Green Hard Top. This Rare Estate Classic Underwent a restoration, including Exterior, Interior, Top, Brightwork, and More.
It comes with many amenities including:
Fordamatic Automatic Transmission
Floor mounted Locking Button Shift Selector
Low and Drive Range
Master Guide Power Steering
Sure Swift Power Brakes
Telescopic Lifeguard Steering Wheel
Magicaire Heating and Defrost System
Town & Country Radio
8 Track Player
Cigar Lighter (unused)
Willow Green Porthole Hardtop
2 Tone Delux Willow Green Interior
Lifeguard Padded Sun Visors
Thunderbird Scripted Floormats
Chrome Side View Mirror
Rear Fender Shields
Rear Fender Skirts
Wide Whitewall Radial Tires
THUNDERBIRD SPECIAL V-8 Engine
4 Barrel Carburetion
Dual Exhaust System
312 Cubic Inch Displacement
8.4:1 Compression Ratio
3.75 X 3.30 inch Bore & Stroke
12 Volt Electrical System
Full Flow Oil Filter
102 Inch Wheelbase
185 Inch Length
3088 lb. Weight
71 Inch Width
Highly Detailed Engine Compartment and Undercarriage
Classic Car ID101105708
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