1957 Red Ford Thunderbird
Why This Car Is Special
The Ford Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive automobile which was
manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model
generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a
market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury
The 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is in gorgeous
red color with the color matching red interior, white convertible
top, and the Porthole hardtop and it has just a tad over 56,000
miles that is said to be the original miles.
Ours has what looks like an all original engine compartment with
all the factory correct hoses, clamps, windshield washer bag, power
brakes, accessories as well as the factory correct 312 cu in V8
with 4-barrell carb which had become the Thunderbird's standard
engine, and now produced 245 horsepower in 1957.
It has the dress up kit with the correct finned valve the
Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission that shifts perfect. The engine
also has a chrome air cleaner gets fresh air through the fully
functional hood scoop.
The exhaust system is good and the chassis is largely original, not
detailed for show but great as a driver, and wears a set of stock
steel wheels with wire wheel hubcaps, and wide whitewall tires.
You will like the Pleated Raven Vinyl and Pleated Colonial Vinyl
interior with the bench seat, door panels that match the dash, red
center console, gauges are in original condition and look great in
the machine turned dash,
The 57 still has the original Town & Country radio and a MP3 and
aftermarket radio as well, along with correct red carpets and seat
The Thunderbird was revised for 1957 with a reshaped front bumper,
a larger grille and tailfins, and larger tail lamps.
The bodywork, fit and finish are nicely done. The Thunderbird's
famous "porthole" hardtop comes with the car as well as the bright
white convertible top.
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, rear bumper with integrated exhaust
outlets, and the fender skirts are all great.
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.
Our trunk is outfitted with all the factory mats, jack, and spare
tire and wheel and makes a great presentation.
The Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is fun to
drive anywhere and enjoy the iconic look as well as the looks you
will get just on that "Porthole" top.
Come see ours today.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.