Top-down, two-seat motoring is supposed to be the ultimate
expression personal luxury, and this 1957 Ford Thunderbird does
that perfectly. With under 250 miles on it since a complete
restoration, this has everything you want from a beautiful color
combo to the correct D-code V8 providing plenty of cruising
A first-generation T-bird rendered in Colonial White has the appeal
of driving around fine China. The graceful color just has a way of
rendering the lines that give this vintage convertible a timeless
elegance. And this example embodies this thanks to a careful
restoration in 2013 and so few miles put on it since. There's nice
panel alignment so you can close the doors with confidence; the
fender skirts follow the contour of the body; and it's a full white
package with whitewalls and a snug-fitting folding roof. And of
course, when investing in a proper restoration, the brightwork
takes center stage. It's not just that all the pieces are complete
and mirror-like, but also that they took the time on the details,
too. That's why the exhaust still exits through the rear bumper and
there are genuine wire wheels for a true premium image.
Red interiors always look fantastic on white cars. Thoughtful
luxury was a true hallmark of this classic, and so they paid
careful attention to making this authentic while remaining
luxurious. It starts with the details, like the pattern of the seat
and the plushness of the carpet. And it's also in the terrific
details, like the Thunderbird logo embossed in the doors and power
side windows with correct wing windows. The Thunderbird was going
directly for the Corvette at this time, and so they also made sure
it had sporty details, like a tachometer and the elegant
machine-turned insert that flows across the dash and onto the
doors. Plus, you have the best luxury features of the time like a
telescopic steering column, full heater, and AM radio. It's all
working correctly, because this T-bird was restored to be an
elegant time capsule.
More of that time capsule feeling comes with you open the hood.
It's a bright and tidy correct presentation. You'll appreciate
seeing nice elements like the pie dish air cleaner w/gasket, big
red block, and Thunderbird-specific valve covers. But beneath the
aesthetics of that great looking engine bay is some real substance.
This D-code T-bird correctly has the larger 312 cubic-inch V8, and
it inhales deeply through a correct Holley four-barrel carburetor.
This gives plenty of authority to the sound from the dual exhaust.
And as you look at the undercarriage photos, you see more of the
clean distinction that comes from a careful frame-off restoration.
Power steering, power brakes, and a three-speed automatic
transmissions means Ford's personal convertible delivers on its
luxury cruising promise.
The sale comes with build receipts documenting over $21k invested
in creating this crisp and clean T-bird. So if you love
award-worthy quality, call today!!!