1957 Ford Thunderbird

CA Car, Low Mileage, Tour or Show

$38,800

Harry's Thoughts

This T-Bird is stunning in its Raven Black with Red interior. And the Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels are the topping on the cake! It's gorgeous and fun to drive.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a beautiful 1957 Ford Thunderbird that can be shown at local car shows or used for touring or weekend use.  It is well appointed in its original Raven Black with Flame Red interior, and the more powerful 312 CID engine with the automatic transmission.

This T-Bird was bought from an estate sale in 2012 to become part of the Calumet Collection in La Jolla, CA.  It was said to have been owned by the deceased owner and his uncle before him, who acquired from new.  It has garnered two first place awards at shows in Del Mar, CA and the T-Bird club show in Long Beach.

The livery is impressive with Raven Black (Color Code A) that has brilliant luster and shine.  The canvas convertible top and the factory hardtop with its iconic porthole are also black and look great.  The black is deep and rich and is stunning against the abundance of chrome featured throughout the exterior.  The chromed original (not reproduction) Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels are brilliant.  Overall, the paint is in nice condition.  There is one small bubble on the hood and a few touched up areas.  The hardtop has a small area with a dent and scratch.  The chrome and stainless is in overall nice condition.

The interior is in pleated Flame Red vinyl (Trim Code XH) and is stunning looking when contrasted with the Raven Black exterior.  The interior is in very nice condition throughout.  The red carpet looks very new as does the entirety of the interior.  The engine turned dash trim looks great and very sporty.

The D-Code engine is the venerable 312 CID V8 with the upgraded four-barrel carburetor delivering 245 hp.  The only modification is the replacement of the carburetor with a Holly, both for performance and reliability.  This T-Bird also specified the Fordomatic automatic transmission.  The T-Bird runs and drives beautifully.

We have this T-Bird priced very fairly.  The Hagerty values for the 1957 Thunderbird are: No.2 Condition $44,100 and for a No. 3 Condition $29,100, while the NADA Value Guide has the average retail value at $68,900.  This is definitely a No. 2- condition example and ready for showing or touring.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The T-Bird is in our Phoenix showroom.

1957 Ford Thunderbird

$38,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 565

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1957 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Ford Thunderbird

$38,800

VIN D7FH234981
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 22,100
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red Vinyl
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1957
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 565

Ford Thunderbird

Interesting Fact: The Ford Thunderbird is an upscale vehicle that featured eleven unique generations. This vehicle sparked the expansion of the market segment for personal luxury vehicles that feature a higher emphasis on driving comfort, rather than high-speed performance. Production on the Ford Thunderbird occurred from 1955 to 1997 and then again from 2002 to…
Interesting Fact: The Ford Thunderbird is an upscale vehicle that featured eleven unique generations. This vehicle sparked the expansion of the market segment for personal luxury vehicles that feature a higher emphasis on driving comfort, rather than high-speed performance. Production on the Ford Thunderbird occurred from 1955 to 1997 and then again from 2002 to 2005. By the end of 2005, Ford had managed to produce over 4.4 million Thunderbirds. The car was originally designed as a sporty two-seat convertible but was not marketed as such. Within a few years, a second row was added, and the Ford Thunderbird is known for getting larger and large in size until the late 1970s. Many V8 engines have been used in the Ford Thunderbird over the years. As the size of the model increased, a larger engine was also required to support the vehicle. This resulted in later models having poor fuel efficiency. While they weren’t advertised for speed, Ford used the Thunderbird body in their NASCAR races, with many hitting an average speed of about 200 miles per hour. The final Thunderbird was manufactured in July of 2005, but the vehicle still holds up as one of the most comfortable and high-performing cars to date!

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