This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is a restored classic with a
distinct/correct color combo, proper V8 power and its desirable
hardtop. So if you're looking for an iconic symbol of the open road
that will turn head on every road trip, dig into the details of
this golden T-Bird.
Inca Gold paint is a paint that was only available on the first gen
car in '57, and quite frankly, we don't see it often enough today.
It's why this one immediately grabs your attention. The
factory-correct color was given a quality respray later in life,
and so it still carries a great shine today. In fact, the way it
even glows nicely in the undercarriage photos suggests this car
went through a comprehensive restoration. The brightwork is a key
part to a 1950s legend like this, and so you have mirror-like
bumpers and great trim everywhere from the hood scoop to the
taillight trim. And there are terrific details, everywhere from the
fender skirts, to the whitewalls, to the way the exhaust still
exits through the rear bumper.
The black folding roof has an elegant contrast to the gold paint,
and we know that the iconic porthole hardtop is one of the reasons
why you find this car irresistible. But like any good '57
Thunderbird, this one loves to be open to the world. The two-tone
black and white interior is the factory-correct color combo, and it
gives the interior the dignified look of formalwear. This is a
personal luxury car that focused on the driver. That's why you have
a telescoping steering wheel, and beyond that, the full gauge
package is set in a sporty machine-tuned dash panel. The dash has a
terrific classic style, right down to the working courtesy light,
and the Town and Country AM radio is even still there for display.
It all feels like a time capsule that's ready right now to hit the
This is a D-code car, and so under the hood is the larger
"Thunderbird Special" 312 cubic-inch V8. It has an attractive look
with color matched inner fenders, bold red block, and the dress up
kit that includes the finned valve covers with T-Bird logo. On top
is a proper Holley four-barrel carburetor. All of this should tell
you that you're looking at a Thunderbird that's not just meant for
Sunday car shows, but also it's ideal for Sunday drives, too.
That's why you get easy driving features like power steering and
three-speed automatic transmission.
The right look, the right features, and the right level of
investment have all come together to deliver the distinctive
first-gen Thunderbird you've been waiting for. So don't miss it,