Vehicle Description

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Car History

The Ford Thunderbird was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005 and it created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car.

The Thunderbird was revised for 1957 with a reshaped front bumper, a larger grille and tailfins, and larger tail lamps. The instrument panel was heavily re-styled with round gauges in a single pod, and the rear of the car was lengthened, allowing the spare tire to be positioned back in the trunk.

This 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Adventure Classics has been completely restored and is in the gorgeous color of Black with the black/white interior with both tops including the convertible top and the black paint matching Porthole hardtop.

Engine & Drivetrain

The engine in our T-Bird is equipped with the desirable ''D'' code option which offered a 312 cu in V8 with 4-barrell carb which had become the Thunderbird's standard engine, and now produced 245 horsepower in 1957 which was more horsepower than most other small block V8's of the time.

Ours has what looks to be a total restoration to a level matching an all original engine compartment with all the factory correct hose, clamps, accessories as well as the factory dress up kit with the correct finned "Thunderbird" valve covers, power steering, power brakes, cast iron factory exhaust headers, and the correct chrome air cleaner assembly that gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop.

It is backed by the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission that shifts perfect and the exhaust system is good with a great sound and the car wears a set of stock steel wheels, original hubcaps, and wide-white wall tires.

Interior

You will like the Pleated Raven Vinyl and Pleated Colonial Vinyl interior with door panels that match the dash. The dash consists of the factory tach and gauges and AM/FM stereo radio system with the gauges in original condition and look great in the machine turned dash.

It has correct black carpets and seat belts, T-Bird black/chrome steering wheel, chrome automatic shifter on the floor, accessory gauges, and that black padded dash.

Exterior

The paint is super looking as it flows over the bodywork with fit and finish that are nicely done and is very deep and shiny looking. The graceful fins and body lines has straight panels and the taillight end caps round out the rear end of the car.

Other details like the Thunderbird badges, tinted windshield, dual mirrors, rear bumper with integrated exhaust outlets, and the stainless trim on the fender skirts are all great, plus it also comes with both the convertible top and the Thunderbird's famous "porthole" hardtop comes in black.

Conclusion

The 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Adventure Classics is a totally beauty in black, from top to bottom, and is fun to drive anywhere.

You will enjoy the iconic Thunderbird look as well as the looks you will get just on that "Porthole" top.

Call or email us at:

[email protected]

(727) 688-1148 OR (727) 580-9919

AdventureClassicCars.com

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1409876
  • Price:$34,900
  • Location:Clearwater, Florida
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black/White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:66284
  • Stock Number:125
  • VIN:D7FH318232