Very nice numbers matching 1957 Thunderbird with 312 V8 and the rare factory three speed on the floor with electro-mechanical overdrive. Includes both tops: the white hardtop with porthole and tan soft top. New foam and upholstery in 10/15.
This Thunderbird was originally purchased in Fort Worth , Texas and has remained in the Dallas/Fort Worth area all of its life. Out of 21,380 T Birds produced in 1957, only 757 came with the three speed manual transmission with the overdrive, and this one has it. Most all of the interior has been replaced. An after-market AC was added and it works well. An AM/FM Thunderbird radio was also added. The 312 V8 is numbers matching and was entirely rebuilt.
The tires are steel-belted radials with the classic look of 2-1/4 whitewalls. The hubcaps are the original T Bird hubcaps. The paint is in "fair" condition, but it is not show quality. The car starts easily, runs well and drives beautifully. This car looks good and turns heads wherever you take it.
Hollywood celebrity memorabilia sale featured personal items from the ‘screen goddess’ that garnered astronomical bids
Owned and driven for years by the iconic Hollywood star, the car could be bid multiple times higher than the auction’s estimate
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
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.