1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101169489
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Streetside Classics - Dallas-Ft Worth
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1957 Ford Thunderbird

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If youre going back to the 50s, THIS is how you do it. A very pretty Starmist Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird, nicely restored and ready to go. Add in a fantastic blue/light blue interior, a strong 312, and a few desirable options and you have one of the most iconic symbols of the period thats also a lot of fun to drive. Check the door tag again and youll discover that this one was always Starmist Blue with a Colonial White hardtop, so the restorers dared not get creative and commit a color change faux pas. If youre going to drive a 50s icon, it should be a pastel color and we cant argue with how great the original shade of light blue looks on the befinned 57. The car seems to glow from within, and youll note that even in our photos, the color seems to reach out to its surroundings, giving everything a lovely blue tint. Restored several years ago, the car does show some minor signs of use, but I think it would be hard to resist the siren call of the open road were this lovely T-Bird living in my garage. The finish is a highly accurate reproduction of the original color, expertly rendered in modern paints so itll last virtually forever with consistent care, and while theres some age on it, theres nothing that will stop you from attracting a crowd everywhere you go. Light blue shows off the cars good body gaps, particularly on the hood and trunk which can be tricky to fit properly, and all the chrome is in good order, another important factor on a 50s car. Two elegant shades of blue is the right choice to match up with the Starmist Blue bodywork, blending in the drama to the exterior and making the interior a comfortable place to enjoy a weekend drive. The seats, door panels, and carpets were restored when the car was refinished a few years ago, and while there are comfort marks on the seat, its still a very stylish interior. The dash shows correct pleats on the pad, and is full of original gauges in good shape, all nestled into a bright engine-turned panel. It also features a Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission, which makes this Bird very easy and relaxing to drive. The trunk is correctly finished with a period mat set and full-sized spare, which was moved back inside the trunk to alleviate understeer problems with the continental kit on the 56s. And when you bought your new Thunderbird in 1957, you could have either a hardtop or folding soft top at no charge, so this cars original owner selected a Colonial White porthole hardtop thats still in good original condition. The D-code 312 cubic inch V8 is topped by an Edelbrock 600CFM 4-barrel carburetor and makes robust horsepower, enough to make this Baby Bird an impressive performer out on the open road. The engine bay is neat but not overly detailed, showing off one of the best-looking engines ever. Finned valve covers with Thunderbird logos are works of art by themselves, and the bright red engine still shows through and shows only regular signs of use beyond the inevitable scale on the cast iron exhaust manifolds. Underneath, its very solid and shows signs of careful use, but nothing that should alarm a guy who wants to drive his new Thunderbird, and the newer dual exhaust system sounds great! Factory steel wheels with proper Ford hubcaps are an ideal choice on any Thunderbird and carry 205/75/14 thin whitewall radials. Pink Cadillacs are clich , but a Starlight Blue Thunderbird is truly a treat. Few were built and fewer exist today, so take this one home. Call today!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    40,840 miles
  • Engine
    312 V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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