Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is delighted to offer this
classic 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. The Ford Thunderbird
began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet's new
sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype
form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird
went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the
public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the
Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout.
Production of the Thunderbird began later in 1954 on September 9
with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954.
Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the
time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest
tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape,
and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 140 mph speedometer
hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn't
possess. The exterior was professionally painted in a RED while the
interior is RED and White vinyl. The two complement each other very
nicely. Under the hood you'll find a potent 312 CID V8 engine
backed by a 3-spd automatic transmission, but you'll also find a
rare A/C option. The valve covers are the original Thunderbird
ribbed covers that scream 50s style. It's probably the first thing
you'll notice when you open the hood. Under the chrome air cleaner
sits on a 4BBL carburetor that the purist's will surly love. The
infamous porthole hard top is in amazing condition and painted red
on this T-Bird. With the hardtop secured into place the road noise
diminishes significantly. Other options include: AM radio, manual
convertible top, power seats vinyl interior, and wide white wall
radial tires. This is a classic Thunderbird with a timeless look
which bodes well for an investment piece and a fun driver alike. To
view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD
pictures, please visit www.GatewayClassicCars.com or call to speak
with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff at (954)227 -4202
or make an appointment to see this car at our showroom come to 4020
NW.126TH AVE. Suite 108 Coral Springs Florida 33065
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