1957 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2-Door Convertible
- Stunning Color Combo
- 312ci/245hp 4bbl V8
- Same Owner for over 30 Years
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When the Thunderbird was a new vehicle, Ford described the Thunderbird as a “A Personal Car of Distinction” in some of their advertising. This car is certainly a distinctive Thunderbird with a lot going for it. Restored to a high standard, this car is pleasing to the eye, drives as smooth as expected, and is an iconic American Vehicle.
This car is finished in a white hue that is very similar to 'Colonial White' that Ford offered on the '57 Thunderbird's palette of colors. The restoration was done in the mid-90's by a reputable local body shop. This car was originally Gunmetal Gray with a two tone black and white interior. Sure a first generation Thunderbird is attractive in any color combination, but the sporty red interior, white exterior combination catches our eyes. The exterior is in beautiful condition and features recently re-chromed bumpers, 'Turbine' wheel covers, rear fender skirts, white soft-top and matching hardtop. From the curvy front fenders to the finned rear fenders, this car's exterior is pleasing to the eye, and finished to a high standard.
The deep red interior gives a stark contrast from the clean, white exterior. Like the exterior, the interior has been finished to a high standard, with all trim and brightwork being in excellent condition. For '57, gone is the gauge cluster with a clear 'hood', replaced by a tight grouping of round gauges that are surrounded by engine turned aluminum trim. As seen in this car, an optional 'Volumatic' signal seeking radio was the ultimate luxury item for the '57 TBirds. The radio automatically raised or lowered the volume based on vehicle speed, and had a 'Town' or 'Country' switch to determine how hard the radio should search for a signal. (Town: Strong signal, Country: Weak signal.)
Under the forward canting hood is Ford's optional 312ci “Special” V8 (“D” Code) mated to a 2-Speed Automatic Ford-O-Matic transmission. The engine, topped by a 4 BBL carburetor is nestled in a very neat engine bay that has all the little details right down to the washer fluid reservoir. The underside of this special TBird shows very well, and is solid in all areas.
Park a “personal car of distinction” in your garage in the form of this beautiful Thunderbird. The distinctive design of the Thunderbird and the color combination on this car are timeless highlights. The ability to drive a piece of Americana is something you can always enjoy. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
VIN Decode -
D - Engine Type: 1957 312ci V8, 4BBL Carb, Ford-O-Matic Transmission
7 - Vehicle Year: 1957
F - Production Plant: Dearborn, Michigan
H - Vehicle Model: Thunderbird
366256: Production Sequence Number
Body Data Tag Decode -
Body - 40: Thunderbird
Color - HH: Gunmetal Gray
Trim - XA: Black/White
Date - 26H: August 26th Production Date
Transmission - 3: Ford-O-Matic 2 Speed Automatic
Axle - 1: 3.10:1