1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale 101237630
1957 Ford Thunderbird
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1957 Ford Thunderbird

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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 Magnificent Example is finished in Stunning Colonial White (E Code), with Beautiful Contrasting Red Interior, Colonial White Hard Top and White Soft Top. This Classic Bird Underwent a Frame Off restoration, including Exterior, Interior, Top, Brightwork, Wire Wheels, and Mechanics. Total Investment Exceeds $60K.

It comes with many amenities including:

Fordamatic Automatic Transmission

Floor mounted Locking Button Shift Selector

Low and Drive Range

???Master Guide??? Power Steering

Power Window Lifts

Power Seat

???Sure Swift??? Power Brakes

Full Instrumentation

Factory Tachometer

Telescopic Lifeguard Steering Wheel

Fully Adjustable

Directional Signals

Magicaire Heating and Defrost System

AM-FM Radio

Electric Clock

Cigar Lighter (unused)

Lifeguard Seat Belts

Tinted Windows

Colonial White Porthole Hardtop

White Soft Top

Delux Red & White Interior

Lifeguard Padded Sun Visors

TBird Scripted Floormats

Backup Lamps

Wing Windows

Chrome Side View Mirror

Rear Fender Skirts

Wide Whitewall Radial Tires

(5) Kelsey Hayes Styled Wire Wheels


4 Barrel Carburetion

Dual Exhaust System

312 Cubic Inch Displacement (D Code)

225 Horsepower

8.4:1 Compression Ratio

3.75 X 3.30 inch Bore & Stroke

Chrome Engine Dress Up Option

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

Owners Manual

This Magnificent and Extremely Rare Thunderbird, finished in Thunderbird Colonial White, with Red Interior & a Full Complement of Options, is an Absolute Pleasure to Drive. Many ???Baby Bird??? aficionados consider the ???57 to be the ???Last, Most Beautiful, and Most Desirable??? of the ???Baby Birds??? of the era. It is as??? Straight as an Arrow??? and Absolutely Immaculate Throughout. It garners all the ???oohs??? and ???aahs??? any time out!!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    10 miles
  • Engine
    V8 5.0L
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
    Colonial White
  • Custom Color

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