1957 Ford Thunderbird
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Adventure Classics is a
totally beauty in black, from top to bottom, and is fun to drive
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:
(727) 688-1148 OR (727) 580-9919