1957 Ford Thunderbird - $36,500.00
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Voted as one of America must beautiful cars “Classics 1957 Thunderbird.” The last year of the two-seater Ford sport roadsters came fully load with luxury amenities such as power steering, power windows, power seat, chrome wire wheels, and let us not forget the removable hard top with the famous side port windows. Who could forget the seen in American Graffiti when the beautiful Suzanne Somers captures the heart of Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) with her smile? The stunning Raven Black paint shines like mirror highlighted by the gleaming chrome. The ’57 sported a restyled appearance starting with smoother look to the front and rear bumpers, and the rear body fins highlighted by a new rear taillight design. No longer need to bend down to a frustrating fight with a license plate to fill the gas. The sleek new bodylines also included a passenger side gas door for easy refueling.
She looks as if she just came off the assembly line. The 312 5.1-liter V8 was one of most powerful Ford had introduced 1957 with an impressive 245 HP fed by Holley 4V carburetor. The increased bore and stroke 3.80 x 3.44 inch and compression ratio 9.7.1 gave 332 lbs-ft of torque @3200 rpm! The 2-speed Fordomatic automatic transmission shifts smooth. The upgrade to 12-volt system was a landmark achievement from the former 6 volts seen in ’55 Thunderbird. The exhaust from the original manifolds has that classic dual sound. This is a zero-rust car!
The interior also had seen new styling features starting with the dash. A more aggressive instrument cluster with black face and brushed chrome housing. The dash no longer was flat and dull as in the 55-56 models but came in a new padded tuck & roll design. Tooled metal dash inserts flow into the door panels to give a race / cockpit feel. The ’57 has more leg room and easy access thanks to the redesigned powered bench seat. A new modern 15” steering wheel has been added to replace the bulky 18” stock wheel that had made original Thunderbirds so difficult to drive. The stock AM radio has been upgraded to AM/FM/Cassette stereo with electronic tuner. The classic look of radial small white wall tires and new chrome wire rims by True Wire are the final touch to this beautiful “show ready” ’57. It comes with its removable hard top but no soft top.
Add it to your collection for $36,500.00!
This car is being represented for a collector in the Seattle, Washington area.
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