1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101204520
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Garage Kept Motors
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1957 Ford Thunderbird

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1957 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Convertible - Stunning Color Combo - 312ci/245hp 4bbl V8 - Same Owner for over 30 Years (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, its possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are not presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) When the Thunderbird was a new vehicle, Ford described the Thunderbird as a A Personal Car of Distinction in some of their advertising. This car is certainly a distinctive Thunderbird with a lot going for it. Restored to a high standard, this car is pleasing to the eye, drives as smooth as expected, and is an iconic American Vehicle. This car is finished in a white hue that is very similar to Colonial White that Ford offered on the 57 Thunderbirds palette of colors. The restoration was done in the mid-90s by a reputable local body shop. This car was originally Gunmetal Gray with a two tone black and white interior. Sure a first generation Thunderbird is attractive in any color combination, but the sporty red interior, white exterior combination catches our eyes. The exterior is in beautiful condition and features recently re-chromed bumpers, Turbine wheel covers, rear fender skirts, white soft-top and matching hardtop. From the curvy front fenders to the finned rear fenders, this cars exterior is pleasing to the eye, and finished to a high standard. The deep red interior gives a stark contrast from the clean, white exterior. Like the exterior, the interior has been finished to a high standard, with all trim and brightwork being in excellent condition. For 57, gone is the gauge cluster with a clear hood, replaced by a tight grouping of round gauges that are surrounded by engine turned aluminum trim. As seen in this car, an optional Volumatic signal seeking radio was the ultimate luxury item for the 57 TBirds. The radio automatically raised or lowered the volume based on vehicle speed, and had a Town or Country switch to determine how hard the radio should search for a signal. (Town: Strong signal, Country: Weak signal.) Under the forward canting hood is Fords optional 312ci Special V8 (D Code) mated to a 2-Speed Automatic Ford-O-Matic transmission. The engine, topped by a 4 BBL carburetor is nestled in a very neat engine bay that has all the little details right down to the washer fluid reservoir. The underside of this special TBird shows very well, and is solid in all areas. Park a personal car of distinction in your garage in the form of this beautiful Thunderbird. The distinctive design of the Thunderbird and the color combination on this car are timeless highlights. The ability to drive a piece of Americana is something you can always enjoy. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking. VIN Decode - D - Engine Type: 1957 312ci V8, 4BBL Carb, Ford-O-Matic Transmission 7 - Vehicle Year: 1957 F - Production Plant: Dearborn, Michigan H - Vehicle Model: Thunderbird 366256: Production Sequence Number Body Data Tag Decode - Body - 40: Thunderbird Color - HH: Gunmetal Gray Trim - XA: Black/White Date - 26H: August 26th Production Date Transmission - 3: Ford-O-Matic 2 Speed Automatic Axle - 1: 3.10:1

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    62,471 miles
  • Engine
    312ci/245hp 4bbl V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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