1957 THUNDERBIRD COUPE
White/Black& White w/removable Hardtop and T-10 4 speed manual trans.
This is a beautiful example of a D Code 312 c.i.d. V8 Thunderbird Convertible and has a fine pedigree and will thrill you with its deep, lustrous white paint finish and its overall quality. Interior is white/black and equally as impressive. The ‘Bird also comes with its original Build Code Invoice! This “T-Bird” once sold at the Barrett – Jackson Auction, Scottsdale 2013 for $52,800.00 in a no reserve Auction.
VIN - D7FH265710 21,380 Thunderbird convertibles were produced in 1957.
Curb Weight: 3134 lbs. Length overall: 181.4” Wheelbase: 102”
Originally purchased from Ed Maher FORD in Dallas, TX and spent most of its life in the TEXAS area. The many options on this gorgeous car include: Port Hole Hardtop, Telescope Steering Wheel, Tinted Glass, Fender Skirts, Power Steering, Power Seats, Signal Seek Town & Country radio, White Wall tires, Heater and Defrost system, and “Positive Action” wipers! Incredible chrome Kelsey-Hayes wire spoke wheels were added later along with a sporty T10 4 Speed manual tranny, and a Vintage Air Conditioning unit nicely installed. A professional Frame Up/Off restoration was completed in 2012. This fabulous Thunderbird runs looks and drives great! Assembled in Dearborn, Michigan on April 11, 1957 and delivered to sales zone #61 at FORD Dealer #A002, Ed Maher.
Did you know that the original, 2 seat Thunderbird was inspired by the Fiberglass bodied Chevrolet Corvette and went into production in September of 1954? They shared the same 102 inch wheelbase, but that’s where the similarities end! With the exception of some very early models, a removable fiberglass hardtop was standard, as were roll up windows and V-8 power, all features unavailable to Corvette customers early on. The Thunderbird V-8 was a 292 cubic inch Y-block topped by a single 4 barrel carburetor with output of 193 H.P. and a standard 3-speed manual and a 198 H.P. when the Ford-O-Matic was installed. More power followed in 1956 as the standard 292 V-8 was up rated to 202 H.P. and an optional 312 c.i.d. Y-block arrived with either 215 or225 horses. Later that same year optional carburetors were introduced to help the 312 reach 260 H.P. . More updates for 1956 included the newly available and distinctive “porthole windows” for the removable hardtop and a Continental style spare tire carrier out back.
This is an exceptional Thunderbird, worthy of your careful consideration. If you have been seeking a car like this at a reasonable price, you may just have found it!
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