This bird is a "Matching Numbers", documented CALIFORNIA/ARIZONA car that I shipped back home. Only 4% of all 1957 t-birds were originally painted Starmist Blue so this is truly an investment bird and one of the most beautiful and iconic cars ever built. In the 50's pastel colors were all the rage! Blue, turquoise, green, coral, yellow and pink and these retro colors are making a big comeback today. By the way, a large number of these early T-birds were later re-painted a different color than the original or given a different interior color than the factory original and this reduces the cars value.
The body and frame are straight and true and the undercarriage is rust free and in excellent condition. The engine bay and interior is correct, with all gauges clear and operating as intended as the car underwent a restoration approximately 4,000 miles ago. I can't begin to tell you how many thumbs up and compliments I receive about the color, condition and styling of the car at car shows and cruises, and how many people ask if they can take a picture with the car!
My bird starts right up, runs like a top and is ready to go anywhere! It's a "D" code Bird with a 312 CI, 4-V engine and power steering, power brakes, a porthole hard top and a new royal blue convertible top, "engine dress up kit", telescoping steering wheel, wheel skirts, heater/defroster and new Coker whitewall tires. This one is in "Very Good" condition. Please contact me to answer any questions and come take a look!
A few years ago, as part of the filming of a National Geographic special Driving America, I spent time in Traverse City, Michigan, where Hagerty opened its garage and car collection to the television crew. As part of the project, I drove a 1915 Ford Model T, a 1963 Chevrolet “split-window” Corvette, a 1960 Porsche […]
I was half asleep when he knocked on the door. “Rich, you up?” He entered the room and sat at the end of the bed. “Yeh, what’s up?” My voice reflected the late night before. He glanced around the room, noting the strange art and artifacts that made my habitat. Then he directed his eyes […]
“Hi! My name is Thelma…” is how the advertisement for the Pick of the Day begins. The car is a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible and the advertisement, placed with ClassicCars.com by the private seller in Palmyra, Indiana, is creative, allowing “Thelma” to tell her own story. Obviously, this red T’bird is named Thelma because of […]
‘Fairbird’ trim was featured in mid-’50s Ford brochure
Pick of the Day is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird wearing ’56 Crown Vic trim
The Pick of the Day is a limited-production Ford with a fiberglass tonneau that conceals the rear seats
Pick of the Day is the ‘Vista Bird’ station wagon
Pick of the Day is a special-edition 1964 Ford Thunderbird
Hollywood celebrity memorabilia sale featured personal items from the ‘screen goddess’ that garnered astronomical bids
The plan was to plop an air mattress in the 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus and sleep in a van down by the river. It wasn’t a good plan; it was hardly a plan at all. The Deluxe Station Bus painted orange and trimmed in white with white steel wheels and mirrored hubcaps contained three […]