1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible.
Take a stroll down memory lane with this 1957 Ford Thunderbird!
This two-door convertible features a sleek, sporty styling that has become an icon of the Thunderbird nameplate. It is dressed in beautiful black paint with chrome accents and complemented by an exceptionally clean black and white interior. Needless to say, this vehicle's dashing good looks are sure to turn heads! Powered by the original, numbers matching 312 V-8 engine that is paired with 3-speed transmission, this charming convertible is eager to get out on the road for an enjoyable open top driving experience. With only 99,243 original miles you can rest assured that this iconic Thunderbird will inspire your love of American classics for many years to come!
The Ford Thunderbird was produced from 1955 to 2005 with production spanning across eleven generations. This 1957 model is part of the Thunderbird's first generation which developed the new market segment known as the personal luxury car. It was built on January 29th, 1957 at 11:08 pm and sold to Sexton Ford in Moline, Illinois. The owner who originally purchased the vehicle utilized it as a daily driver for many years. He began executing a full frame-off restoration in 1980, yet due to his passing he was never able to fully complete the work despite the fact that he had purchased all necessary parts. The new owners prepared to have the process finished, and it was completed in the Spring of 2004 by CASCO Auto Parts of Coshockton, Ohio. Details of the entire process are available upon request, as well as all repair/parts receipts and a copy of the factory invoice.
During the completion of this '57 Thunderbird's restoration, the car received a 3-speed transmission out of a 1956 Thunderbird to replace the Werner T10 4-speed transmission that had been installed before ownership of the car was transferred. Other highlights of this car's upgrades include the installation of a dual point Mallory distributor and breather caps on the valve covers. Additionally, the blow-by tube was removed and an EPA approved carburetor adapter plate was installed. An electric wiper motor was installed which eliminated the vacuum operated motor, as well as a better radio (however, the original is still available). It also comes with seat belts, radial tires, and a Hi-Capacity 4-core radiator to remedy inherent overheating issues common to classic Thunderbirds. The engine was completely torn down and gone through. CASCO reinstalled the original cam shaft and lifters to replace the 3/4 street cam that was in it at that time. Minor parts were replaced and the engine was tested prior to being reinstalled.
This 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible has been meticulously maintained and always properly stored in climate controlled garage that does not get below 40 degrees in winter. As of 1999, the car has never been wet either by rain or washing. It is only driven to car shows and an occasional drive on sunny weekends to properly exercise the seals, brakes, oil circulation, and more. The oil is changed every spring and the antifreeze is changed every other year. Also, the battery is removed and stored indoors every fall. There are some minor physical imperfections, as can be expected, however don't let this detail fool you - this car is an excellent vehicle that is perfectly suited for anyone who enjoys the rich heritage of classic Thunderbirds!
This '57 Ford Thunderbird is a must see/drive to truly appreciate its classic authenticity and luster. In fact, come see for yourself! You will agree that you cannot find another '57 Thunderbird in this condition for the asking price! Perfect for anyone who collects or appreciates valuable automobile icons. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Call today for more information on how you can get behind the wheel of this iconic classic jewel!!!
*Please note that the owner is still very attached to this car and would politely request the opportunity to discuss re-purchasing the vehicle if and when it is resold again *