UPDATE: REPAIRS BEING DONE: Since there were no takers for a long time, I decided to go ahead an repair under carriage rust, do under carriage coating and will have it painted and looking at updating motor from a 6 to 8 cylinder (considering a 312 "overhauled completely" from a 1957 Thunderbird) . Of course the cost will be more, once the project has been completed I will know for sure how much to let it go for, if I decide to sell it. Based on what I project the cost will be somewhere at around $25,000.00. I added some pictures and will continue to add pictures as more work is done.
Reduced from original price of $16000 to $14000. OK Partial SALE/TRADE
I have/had 3 other vehicles listed- two sold: STILL AVAILABLE 1957 Ford Custom 300 LISTING #1382070 ((((((1956 Chevy Pickup LISTING #1365987 THIS ONE SOLD ON 9-1-2020 ; ALSO SOLD on 5-3-2021 the1928 Chevy Rod Pickup LISTING #1382074 )))))) ; My goal now of the two 57 Fords, is to sell one more and keep the other, and if a trade is involved, I can turn around and sell it; it being a lower cost vehicle maybe more easy to sell.
NOTE: IF SOMEONE WITH MONEY WANTS TO BUY ALL now two 1957 Fords, $20,000.00 WILL DO IT.
Driving the 1957, I have been told it is a beautiful car, even though it needs a paint job.
1. It starts up good;
2. The engine sounds good;
3. It accelerates good;
4. It is a good cruiser and good on the highway;
5. The brakes work well;
6. The 3-speed manual transmission shifts good;
7. The all steel body is in good condition, Some minor rust area;.
ENGINE: 223 CID, 6 cylinder / one-barrel carburetor – Original in trunk as pictured.
TRANSMISSION: Manual 3 speed
BODY: All steel; PAINT; needs to be sanded and painted;
INTERIOR: Original, seats Re-upholstered some time ago;
RADIO: Originally no radio;
STEERING WHEEL: Original;
FRAME AND SUBFRAME: Original;
TIRES: original 14” rims and hub caps;
BRAKES: Good working front and rear drum brakes.
SALE/TRADE: Would prefer the $14,000.00 cash; but as an ALTERNATIVE, I will take $8,000.00 minimum cash and a 1974 or prior years vehicle at an approximate value of $6,000.00, which may include reasonable cost of shipping to me, to be considered, depending on vehicle and location -, the vehicle must be running in good condition.
TEST DRIVE: To be done by owner-based on reasonable test driving.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: CASHIERS CHECK - obtained direct from bank OR Cash - turned in at bank. (Transaction to be completed at bank)
1957 FORD CUSTOM
To be helpful to inquiries, I decided to compile the additional information to hopefully answer more of the general questions. I am interested in selling so I am looking forward to offers.
The Vehicle Description is all correct based on what I know of the 1957 Ford Custom, It starts good, runs good and brakes good; and as you can see from the pictures, it could use a paint job, unless you which to keep it looking almost like a barn find. It was stored for many years until the collector passed on.
The reason I decided to sell it, is that I do have 7 cars: 3 family cars and 4 oldies. Our plans of building the big garage are not materializing, so my drive way is crowded. Age is creeping up on me with some physical health issues.