1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101188539
1957 Ford Thunderbird
$44,500
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1957 Ford Thunderbird

Car for sale by Gateway Classic Cars in O Fallon, Illinois 62269

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Classic Car Overview

For sale in our Detroit showroom is a classic 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolets new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 140 mph speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didnt possess. The exterior was professionally painted in a Dusk Rose while the interior is black and white vinyl. The two complement each other very nicely. Under the hood youll find a potent 312 CID V8 engine backed by a 3-spd automatic transmission but youll also find a rare A/C option. The valve covers are the original Thunderbird ribbed covers that scream 50s style. Its probably the first thing youll notice when you open the hood. Under the chrome air cleaner sits on a 4BBL carburetor that the purists will surly love. The infamous porthole hard top is in amazing condition and painted white on this T-Bird. With the hardtop secured into place the road noise diminishes significantly. Other options include: AM radio, manual convertible top, power brakes, vinyl interior, and wide white wall radial tires. This is a classic Thunderbird with a timeless look which bodes well for an investment piece and a fun driver alike. To view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD pictures, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or call to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff at 313-982-3100. See more at: WWW.GatewayClassicCars.com/DET/1483/

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    GCCDET1483
  • Classic Car ID
    101188539
  • Stock Number
    DET1483
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    95,850 miles
  • Engine
    312 CID V8
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Dusk Rose
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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