1957 Ford Thunderbird
Car for sale by GR Auto Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
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
This bird was the recipient of a complete restoration by the world-renown Minter Restoration company. The car retains its original PPG windshield. The car comes with lots of documentation, including history back to the original owner, window sticker and sales agreement, and much more.
This extraordinary Thunderbird is finished in a beautiful Raven Black exterior over red interior. All of the chrome trim retains its shine both on the exterior and interior. With air conditioning, cruising down the road is sure to be a pleasure. Both the porthole hardtop and soft top remain in great condition.
Cosmetically, this 1957 T-Bird is beautiful in every way. The interior is absolutely stunning, the seats, dash, and turned brightwork are all awesome, the gauges beautiful as well as door panels, etc. The exterior panel fit is excellent as well as the paint, chrome, and trim. Under the hood is exceptionally clean as well.
The Ford Thunderbird project was in direct response to that of the Chevrolet Corvette, but not very similar. In fact, the number of T-Birds sold the first 3 years of production was much greater than the Corvette. This might have been the result of a better marketing campaign by Ford. They were the first to market the term personal luxury car vs sports car . The original 2 seater personal luxury car reached its pinnacle in the final year of production, 1957. The car received some subtle styling changes upfront along with pronounced tail fins on the rear of the car. Fords Thunderbird for 1957 still remains one of the most recognizable cars on the planet. This example comes with many original documents as well as a history of the previous owners. Now is your chance to own a truly great example of a first-generation Thunderbird. Please call or email today with any questions or for additional information.
Classic Car ID101329621
Stock NumberB3142 L
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