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Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 1957

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Old Thunderbirds never go out of style; they're still just as chic and sophisticated today as they were sixty years ago. Many have been over-restored to the point of perfection, but that means they're no longer any fun to drive, so if you're looking for a great driver-grade early 'Bird in an unusual color, perhaps this Thunderbird Bronze '57 will pique your interest. For many T-Bird fans, the '57s were the pinnacle of 2-seater evolution, a longer, sleeker design that added small tailfins and a wider grille to an already successful design. The code Q Thunderbird Bronze was one of Ford's early experiments in an iridescent metallic paint, and you'll note that it seems to change colors as you move around and in different lighting situations. A product of an older restoration, this car still shows quite well, suggesting that the work was done right. Look at how straight and smooth the sides of the car are, how crisp the tailfins look, and the great fit of both doors-stuff like that doesn't happen by accident. The paint is quite correct, offering a wonderful preview of the slick metallic '60s color schemes that looks right at home on the 'Bird's classic lines. There's not a lot of chrome on the '57s, another factor in their timeless styling, but the pieces that are there look fantastic thanks to quality work and excellent care since it was finished. Even the rear bumper exhaust tips are in great shape, showing none of the discoloration that typically plagues these models. This car also offers a correct code XJ Thunderbird Bronze interior, which was definitely a rare choice. Most of the interior was restored with the rest of the car and shows some very minor signs of use and age, but overall, it's quite nice and the monochromatic look works quite well, allowing the dramatic sheetmetal to do most of the talking. The engine-turned dashboard with its full complement of instruments remains in excellent shape with bright trim and clear lenses on the gauges. A white plastic steering wheel offers pleasing contrast to the otherwise monotone interior, and seat belts were added during the restoration for safety purposes. The original Town & Country radio is gone, replaced by a more reliable AM/FM/cassette unit and both power windows motor up and down without issues. It includes a trim-fitting black canvas soft top and a Colonial White porthole hardtop, as well as a fully outfitted trunk with full-sized spare. Ford's 312 cubic inch "Thunderbird Special" V8 is topped by a 4-barrel Holley and runs superbly. In the two-seat 'Bird, it delivers more than adequate performance and a sophisticated V8 soundtrack that's enough to get noticed, but for only the right reasons. Complete with a factory dress-up kit and bright red engine enamel, it looks as good as it runs, so you won't hesitate to tip the hood forward to show it to onlookers. It's backed by a Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission and a 9-inch rear. Color-matched steel wheels with flashy hubcaps are protected by a set of modern wide whitewall radials, so it tracks like a cruise missile on the highway. If you've been looking for a Thunderbird you can actually drive, but not one that looks like everyone else's, this '57 is ready to go. Call today!

Features : Vinyl Interior , Seatbelts , Removable Hard Top , Power Windows , Power Steering , Power Brakes , Numbers Matching , Manual Convertible Top , Heat , Defrost , Cassette Player , AM/FM Radio ,

1957 Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas by Streetside Classics - Dallas/Fort Worth for $41995.


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Karosstyp : Personbil Märke : Ford Modell : Thunderbird Modellversion : 312 V8 Motorvolym : 0.0 Årsmodell : 1957 Läge : Dallas/Fort Worth Fordon Registrering : Odefinierad

41995 $

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Ford, som grundades 1902, har utan tvekan förändrat historien om bilvärlden mer än någon annan biltillverkare genom att införa de första folkbilen Modell T 1908. De hade producerat mer än 15 miljoner bilar i slutet av produktionen 1927, genom vilket T hade blivit föråldrade.

Ford lanserade den första lågpris V8-motor driven bil 1932. 1932 V8 var en omedelbar hit med överlägsen hantering och prestanda för många betydligt mer expansiva bilar av dagen. Inte undra på 32 V8 Ford har blivit en sådan favorit bland heta rodders runt om i världen med 32 Deuce Coupe som sin ikon.

Under kriget Ford helt stänga civil bilproduktionen att ägna alla sina resurser till de allierade krigsansträngningarna (1942-1945) De används för att bygga B-24 bombplan, flygmotorer, jeepar, M-4 stridsvagnar, militära lastbilar och Bren-gun bärare och mer än 30.000 super laddade Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 motorer till Mosquito och Lancaster bombplan samt P-51 Mustang fighters. Efter kriget Ford bilar i USA blev större och flashier tillsammans med sina konkurrenter. I 60: s Ford var tillbaka i förgrunden igen när man inför deras kommersiella hit Mustang 1964. Mustang var så populär tävlingen var tvungen att följa Fords exempel och ponycar fenomenet tog över USA. Under åren ponnyer växte några muskler tills oljekrisen döda äntligen dödat dem.

På sextiotalet rusade Ford i internationell motorsport scenen med en raseri. Efter misslyckade Ferrari övertagande, då Enzo Ferrari hade klippt affären av med Henry Ford II gör det senare absolut koka av vrede, vände Ford till Lola i Storbritannien för att producera en Ferrari slog långdistans racer efter. Samarbetet mellan Ford och Lola skapade den mäktiga Ford GT40 som absolut slog Ferrari i Le Mans 24 flera gånger.

I Europa införde Ford några av de mest episka race och rallybilar av 60-talet som bygger på ödmjuka familj sedaner; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, och Escort 1600RS med de ikoniska Cosworth BDA motorer.

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