1957 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible Car for sale in RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California 91739
In just a few short years, Walter P. Chrysler took his company from an unknown automotive manufacturer to fourth in the industry. Walter Chrysler was a perfectionist with a deep mechanical background. This aspect, probably more than anything, helped to make Chrysler Corporation grow quickly.
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Classic Car Overview
1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale. This is the third and last year of the “Little Bird” Thunderbird. For the 1958 model, a rear seat was added, and the overall length of the vehicle was increased.
I discovered this 1957 gem as it sat in a warehouse in central California for over 25 years. I bought it from the son of the second owner. I was told by the seller that this car was bought in California and remained in California its entire life. I located a California Inspection Sticker on the windshield from the early 1970’s validating this statement. After sitting for so long, it needed some TLC which is why I bought it. This Thunderbird is Inca Gold as indicated by the VIN number.
I enjoyed restoring this Thunderbird. I placed an emphasis on detail with the mindset of remaining stock.
It now starts and runs really well with no smoke out of the exhaust. It drives smoothly and I am most impressed with the way the Thunderbird feels while driving into my driveway and over roadway bumps.
This gem has a factory 312 V8 engine with a 4 barrel carburetor that produces 245 rated horsepower. It is equipped with factory power steering, power brakes, power seats and power windows which makes it unique among 1957 Thunderbirds.
Below is a list of major parts that I have replaced. These 4 components deserve special recognition as they are not on any other 1957 Thunderbird that I have seen for sale:
1) *I replaced the factory AM radio with a modern AM/FM, Bluetooth equipped stereo that is an exact match to the factory AM radio. Along with the stereo, I replaced the single speaker in the dashboard with a stereo speaker and added a two speaker stereo panel hidden behind the driver seat which completes the four speaker stereo system.
2) *The factory white wall bias-ply tires were replaced with modern radial tires which handle and perform like modern tires. The difference is that these tires look like the bias-ply tires that came with a 1957 vehicle but feel and perform like modern radial modern tires. The replacement tires even have the signature “pie crust” pattern of the 1950’s.
3) *I had both the front and rear bumpers re-chromed.
4) *New battery. This looks like the stock battery but it is a Ford sealed script “Power Punch” maintenance free, limited warranty, absorbed glass mat model #32NPP. This is a modern battery that requires no maintenance with a 1 year full transferrable warranty and a 3 year prorated warranty after that.
If I have not bored you too much, here is a list of the major parts that I have replaced:
*New battery tray
*New 4-row radiator to replace the factory 3-row radiator.
*New water pump
*New carburetor (4 Barrel Holley)
*New brake master cylinder
*New brake shoes, wheel cylinders and hardware (4 wheels)
*New gas tank
New truck carpet kit
*Windshield washer pump and fluid bag
*New door panels
*New generator and alternator
*New padding in the seat
*New heater core
*New electric 2 speed windshield wiper motor that replaces the unreliable stock vacuum motor
*New 14” steel wheels
*stock or stock looking item
I have had fun restoring this gem, now it is time to own the car of your dreams!
Classic Car ID101560432
Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Custom ColorStock Ford Inca Gold
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