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Ford Thunderbird 8 cylinders 312 1957

General description : This 1957 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door Removable Hardtop (Stock #F13388) is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-419-8200 or by email at
Sensational 1957 Ford Thunderbird Removable Hardtop
The next amazing classic up for grabs in our Fairfield showroom is this gorgeous 1957 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door with a Removable Hardtop painted in  Pearl White Metallic with a beige vinyl interior.  You’ll find a factory correct 312 cid V-8 engine under the hood along with a Holley 4bbl carburetor and a Ford-o-Matic (automatic) transmission.  This prestigious classic is highly original throughout and it’s only been driven approximately 12,000 total miles since the engine was rebuilt back in the mid 1990’s.
The VIN # decodes as- D=312 4-barrel 245 horsepower, 7=1957, F=Dearborn MI Assembly Plant, H=Thunderbird. The trim tag decodes to EE=Colonial White, XH=Red vinyl interior, 3=Fordomatic Transmission, 1=3.10-1 rear gear ratio.
Enjoyed by Current Owner in Sacramento, CA Since 1979
The current owner of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Hardtop is the 2nd lifetime owner and they took possession of the vehicle over 40 years ago.  This beautiful classic was sold in Sacramento, California to the original owner and has remained there throughout its entire life with excellent service records to show proper maintenance and care.  It’s also worth pointing out that this example has not been restored over the decades- it’s simply a classic that’s been kept up at the highest possible standards.
Some may not consider it a true survivor since the motor was rebuilt in the 90’s and there’s been some minor cosmetic reconditioning, but it’s lifetime of excellent provenance proves that it’s not very far off.  There’s no guesswork involved here since we have true lifetime documentation of how this prestigious classic was enjoyed across six decades of ownership.
Ultra-Clean, Highly Original & Never Fully Restored
Additionally, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Removable Hardtop shows excellent in person with only the slightest of visible imperfections.  The body lines are fantastic with excellent chrome, glass and trim.  The interior is equally as impressive with blemish-free white seating, a like-new dashboard and super clean factory gauges.  You’ll also find a highly original engine compartment that simply hasn’t changed over the years- this vehicle is absolutely sensational in person since it also performs at a very high level.
Out on the open road, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has nice acceleration, tight handling and an ultra-smooth overall feel for a classic that’s never been overhauled or fully restored.  It reaches highway speeds with ease and has a really nice, solid feel while cruising through traffic.  This example could be enjoyed today as a really nice driver or tucked away since it will continue to appreciate in value.
Easily One of the Most Impressive Examples Nationwide
Overall, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door Removable Hardtop is one of the most impressive, well documented original examples we’ve ever come across and it’s lifetime of prominence makes it even more desirable.  This example is a collector’s dream in almost every sense of the word and there’s simply no way it remains available for long.  For more information about this vehicle, visit our Fairfield, California showroom, give us a call at 707-419-8200, or email us at  Be sure to mention Stock # F13388 as well.
Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase.  Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.
The information presented for this vehicle is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed as a basis of purchase.  The Buyer should make a thorough, independent inspection and investigation of the vehicle prior to purchase.

1957 Ford Thunderbird 8 cylinders 312 is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Fairfield by Specialty Sales Classics for $44990.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Thunderbird Model Version : 8 cylinders 312 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1957 Sub type : Coupé Location : Fairfield Vehicle Registration : Undefined

44990 $

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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

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