In its third year of production Ford's two-seat sporty convertible the Thunderbird was graced with several design changes, including a lengethened rear end to accommodate the spare tire in the trunk, fashionable tail fins and front grille, as well as a new front bumper. Marketed from the get-go as a personal luxury car, the 1957 models featured a 312 cu in (5.1L) V8 under the hood. Power was sent through the reliable Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission. Record sales accompanied the Thunderbird in 1957, making it one of the most recongizeable cars of the decade. This particular Thunderbird features a removable fiber glass roof with porthole windows, Colonial White paint & Raven Black/Colonial White interior. ***Call us today at 630-443-4582 for more information! We Buy, Sell, and Consign All types of vintage cars! We also finance at competitive rates! Come Visit us at Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery 4200 E. Main Street, Saint Charles Illinois 60174*** ***Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery also handles Shipping, Service, Detail, Body/Paint, Pre and Post Sale Inspections, and Much More!*** ***Contact us at Phone: (630) 443-4582, Email: email@example.com , or Website: www.Baltria.com***
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.
After Ford reinvented the Thunderbird as a four-seat luxury car for 1958, some still pined for the trim, exclusive, two-seat sports car that Thunderbird was when introduced in 1955.