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Ford Thunderbird 1957

General description : Delivered New To Culver Motors in Culver City, California
Factory €œX€ Code Dusk Rose Exterior Paint
D-Code 312 CI V8 Engine With Thunderbird Dress Up Kit
Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
Power Brakes, Power Steering
Padded Dash, Signal Seeker Radio
Fender Skirts, Wide Whitewall Tires
Original Window Sticker
Complete Frame-Off Restoration

LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Ford was ultimately compelled into the two-seater sports-car craze by the Corvette. The Thunderbird was the perfect car to compete in the newly created two-seater marketplace. Sold to the American buyer as an upscale personal sports car, this sporty new convertible was designed to be comfortable and convenient with an emphasis on luxury. The Thunderbird became a wildly instant success and outsold the Corvette by a shocking 23-to-1 ratio in its amazing first production year. This ‘57 Thunderbird is a culmination of everything learned over three years of producing Ford two-seaters, and it presents in absolutely stunning fashion.

The example offered here for sale was an early production example sold at Culver Motors in Culver City, California on November 10th, 1956. This frame off restored Thunderbird is presented in its original “X” code Dusk Rose exterior paint complemented by a White interior and White soft top. It is powered by a 312 cu in V8 engine with optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. This beautiful car also features many factory options sought after on early Thunderbirds including thunderbird engine dress up kit, rear fender skirts, signal seeker radio, backup lights, tinted glass, heater and defroster, power steering, power brakes and padded dash. It has been beautifully restored with show quality paint that has been wet sanded and polished to glass like reflection. The engine bay has been detailed to OEM style specifications and presents beautifully. To finish off the gorgeous restoration is a set of full wheel covers with wide white wall tires.

This Thunderbird is finished in a timeless and extremely collectible color combination, sure to grab some attention on the road. It has been beautifully restored and would do as well at the local show as on the road. It also comes documented with an original window sticker which outlines the original options and selling dealer. A very nice example of 50’s era styling and in a two-seater roadster ready for Sunday evening cruises.

1957 Ford Thunderbird is listed sold on ClassicDigest in Halton Hills by Legendary Motorcar for Not priced.


Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Thunderbird Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1957 Location : Halton Hills


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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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