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1957 Ford Thunderbird

Features Overview
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic
  • Bad Ass
  • Bench Seat
  • Hotrod
  • One year only model
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Runs Great!
  • smog exempt

    Thanks for taking a look at our awesome 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Presented in proper Thunderbird Copper, she is a stunner. Wearing a corrective repaint from early in the 60’s, she is a time capsule, preserved in top shape and pampered her entire life. That’s not sitting on a shelf in the museum rotting away. This girl was loved and driven.

    Purchase new here in Burbank California in April of 1957, she remained with the same owner until 2015. Not many people preserve and enjoy a car for 58 years. She stayed in California through 2017 wearing her original California Black license plates before entering the Arizona collection of a gentleman who knew of and pursued the car for over ten years.

    Rarity
    The Thunderbird has been celebrated since her introduction. The 1957 model was clearly the apex of the line, never to be eclipsed again. Plenty of folks have rescued and rebuilt Thunderbirds over the years and those cars can be nice but absolutely nothing beats an original well maintained car. No rust ever and no excuses needed here

    Exterior
    Thunderbird Copper in amazing condition. Polished to a deep lustre, the paint is stunning. The Chrome is perfect everywhere. Excellent panel fit, proper gaps. Trim in excellent nick. See the pictures and the video. Coker wide whites

    Interior
    Factory Thunderbird Copper in gorgeous condition. Everything works as it should including the power windows, power brakes and steering, Windshield washer, Town and Country Radio. Dealer installed Clardy Air Conditioning and the super cool Martini ringer.** When you have arrived at your home or office and park your Thunderbird on the turntable (Ala Dan Tanna in the TV show “Vega$”), you have a custom summons bell to alert staff of your presence. Our staff has been trained to present a shaken, not stirred, dry Martini within 5 minutes of the bell. Quite a nice feature.

    Wheels, Tires
    Coker tires
    Full Shield wheel covers
    Thunderbird Copper painted wheels

    Engine
    245 HP 312 CID Ford V8 wearing a Factory Engine Dress Kit and an Edelbrock carburetor. Dual exhaust with rear bumper outlets. Rebuilt Clardy AC compressor. California Smog EXEMPT. Runs strong.

    Transmission
    Automatic transmission. Fordomatic Drive

    Braking, Suspension
    Power assisted front disc,and rear drum brakes.

    Trim
    The trim is in excellent shape. See pics and video.

    Glass
    Glass is in excellent condition throughout. Power windows.

    Odometer
    The odometer indicates 89,654 original miles and operates properly.

    DMV / Documentation
    The California title is clear and clean. Two California Black license plates. Registered currently in Arizona with the real Copper plates that weigh a ton. Registration is current with no back fees. The car is insured as a classic.

    Build Book
    We include a binder with our cars. This one includes:
    Original Retail Buyers Order and Invoice
    Original Automobile Conditional Sales Contract
    Factory Invoice
    Factory Owners Manual
    Factory Warranty and Service policy
    Clardy AC Owners Guide
    New car dealer documents
    California title and registrations though 2015
    Thunderbird club membership card.
    Photo CD
    Hagerty Valuation
    Vin Decode
    Wiki

    Comparables
    These Thunderbirds have been on a lot of Bucket Lists and are always on offer at varied prices through standard media. What sets this car apart from the crowd is the meticulous care and maintenance that was a lifelong journey for the original owner. We have priced the car aggressively to sell and sell fast. This awesome TBird represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.

    Inspection
    Please come inspect this great Thunderbird. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 62 year old car. It is not a new soul sucking appliance like the Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your car.

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