Vehicle Description

A rare factory color, V8 power, and serious style all come together on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird. It makes for an attractive classic, especially at this value price.


The factory-correct Thunderbird Bronze is quite distinctive. Only offered in 1957, it's one of the rare colors that knows how to impress with little effort. A product of an older restoration, this car still shows quite well, suggesting that the work was done right. Its sophisticated glow will make a huge impact at shows. So, it's exactly the kind of hue everyone secretly wishes was on their first-gen T-bird. Plus, everything remains clean and complete, including all your favorite hallmark elements are still in place on this example. The deeply dipping front bumper, bright grille, hood scoop, and jet-inspired taillights all make this a distinctive cruiser. And sporty rear bumper still has the integrated exhaust ports. The designer gave this the right details, like how the slats in the front fenders match the turbine-style wheel covers. When you put the Colonial White hardtop in place, it coordinates with the whitewall tires and inner-ring of the wheel covers to give this a subtle two-tone presentation.


While the formal roof gives this the look of a dignified coupe, we all really love these T-birds with the top off. This one looks especially nice with the coordinating bronze interior. It's a solid presentation everywhere from the dash pad to the carpeting, and so that gives this first-gen car a full precious metal feeling inside and out. There are some nice extra here, like the newer seat covers, and there is a wool dash mat specifically done with the Thunderbird logo. The 1957 car was catching up to Chevrolet's Corvette, and so they had some added sporty style to go with the personal luxury image. This one seems to show that off well. The machine-turned panels on the dash and doors shine bright. And the full gauge package includes a working tach, which goes particularly handy with the floor shifter.


The larger D-code "Thunderbird Special" 312 cubic-inch V8 was a nice option in '57, and so it's ideal to still have the correct displacement under the hood today. The correct Ford red paint on the block, chrome air cleaner, and special Thunderbird valve covers all look great in engine bay. This V8 fires up eagerly as it inhales deeply with the four-barrel carburetor. It idles nicely and makes a dignified tune from the dual exhaust. So you'll love taking full control of the motor with the three-speed manual transmission and hitting the open road.


This is the Thunderbird with the right look and the right price. So if you want a distinct and powerful icon, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1414162
  • Price:$39,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Thunderbird Bronze
  • Interior Color:Bronze
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:67434
  • Stock Number:1555-PHX
  • VIN:D7FH361556