1957 Ford Thunderbird

"Built to be the Best"

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$49,900

Year
1957
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Stock
B0833
Vin
C7FH390896
Miles
1,884
Engine Size
292 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Flame Red
Interior Color
Tan
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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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 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 up front along with pronounced tail fins on the rear of the car. Fords Thunderbird for 1957 still remains one of the most recognizable car on the planet.
The example offered here is an outstanding example that was sold new at Ames Ford Sales, San Rafael, CA. This 1957 Thunderbird has been treated to a no expense spared, nut and bolt restoration finished in classis Flame Red over Tan interior, tan top. The 292 V8 has been completely rebuilt and fortified with hardened valve seats for today's gas, high output alternator, new radiator and heating core, and a 4 barrel carburetor with automatic choke. Other features include vintage air conditioning, added electric cooling fans that come on when the air conditioning engages, power steering, power brakes, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with wide whites, new glass, and AM / FM radio. Mechanically, all aspects of this American icon have been refurbished and rebuilt and or replaced with much attention to detail and drivability. Our test drive revealed the best driving early T-bird that we have seen. Cosmetically, the paint, chrome, interior, engine compartment and underside are breathtaking. Documentation includes progress photos of the restoration, original dealer invoice, and owners manual.
We all know that the T-bird has been an iconic part of collector car world from movies to being a staple among many personal and museum collections. The car offered here features a top shelf restoration and is fully sorted as it has been driven 1883 miles since completion. It does not get better than this. A must consider for any collection

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

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids 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
1,884
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Flame Red
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Tan
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
292 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic

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