1957 Ford Thunderbird

"Black Thunder"

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$29,900

Year
1957
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
BW0328
Vin
D7FH242520
Miles
40,517
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
Ford-O-Matic 2 speed automatic
Body Color
Black
Interior Color
Black and White
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Metro Detroit

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The Ford Thunderbird project was in direct response to that of the Chevrolet Corvette. In fact the number of T-Birds sold the first several years were much greater than that of 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”. Although not a lot of change happened from the first generation birds, the biggest was the size of the rear fender wings that went from a more rounded look in 1955 to a higher more pronounced look for 1957. The other change was a 312 ci V8, up from the 292 V8.

GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this highly original example of the 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible for your consideration. The styling and performance of these were really a benchmark for automobiles back then and this one still holds a great deal of originality as it hosts a 312ci V8 properly mated to the Powerglide automatic transmission. Believed to originate from the warm parts of California, the owner informs us that this was even owned by Jill St. John, a famous actress back then, and owned it for its first few years of its life! Although the exterior shows very well and comes with both a soft and a hard top (stand not included), the paint was redone to an original color choice around 30 years ago. Mechanically this vehicle is running and riding very well and has seen major work done to ensure this including a transmission rebuild a few years ago. Believed to be an all steel body still and with a fully restored interior, this is a real find for those who appreciate the early T-birds. With power brakes, power steering and even the A/C from the factory, this is a very complete car that comes to you ready to enjoy as a wonderful driver or for those who prefer to find them with a little work to be completed and customized to your liking! Call or email us with any questions you may have about this beautiful 50's era convertible!

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1957
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
40,517
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Black
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black and White
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
312 V8
Transmission Type
Ford-O-Matic 2 speed automatic

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(248) 912-6600

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