For Sale: 1957 Ford Thunderbird in Sparta, New Jersey

Vehicle Description

Are you looking for a super sleek, ultra classic sports car for 2020? Look no further. This 1957 Ford Thunderbird will have you shifting through the gears with the wind in your hair!

This car is outfitted with its original 312 engine rated at 245 horses and you will be pleased to see how easy her 3 speed transmission shifts. 

In specifics this vehicle was well maintained and loved by its owners. Engine was rebuilt in the '80s, and about 7 years ago the block was professionally boiled out. To this day it still maintains strong oil pressure. 

The paint surprisingly makes the car stand out in a crowd compared to all the other restored birds. Black lacquer was applied in the '70s, and the paint shines very well however with it being old lacquer it is showing crazing and cracking (as pictured).  This is a feature that actually most love about the car as it shows its character and tells a story yet to be heard.  

Interior is not entirely originally but blends well with the dash filled with aluminum brightwork. The dash-pad is original to the car, is very firm and has no issues keeping its shape. Dash is outfitted with the original town and country radio. Gauges were replaced in the '60s minus the speedometer, with Stewart Warners. This includes a motor minder gauge, as well as oil pressure, water temp, fuel, and amps. Door panels appear to be done in the 70's around when the paint  was applied. The original bench seat as been re-upholstered with new foam and original tuxedo vinyl. 

This car was owned currently for the last 7 years and there has been several items refreshed:

  • Entire front end was rebuilt with all new tie rods, bushings, ball joints, and grease seals
  • Shocks, front and rear have also been replaced at that time
  • Wheel cylinders, lines, and brakes were completely redone
  • New fuel pump, tank, and lines
  • Exhaust from manifolds back are all new including functional dump tubes exiting on either side of front fenders
  • Carburetor was rebuilt
  • BF Goodrich Bias Ply tires

Now is your time to own a car that defined the 1950's automotive scene. This car is in good working condition as well as mechanically sound, but with some extra TLC could make this car create lasting memories for another 63 years. The owners are looking for someone else to love this car as much as they did.

We are making every effort to accurately depict the car, but please understand we are human and can make some mistakes. All third party or self is welcome to check out the car when necessary. Car is sold as is where is, no warranty expressed or implied, and all sales are final.


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1320916
  • Price:$22,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Sparta, New Jersey
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black and White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • CD Player:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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