For Sale: 1957 Ford Thunderbird in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is an interesting classic that was made to cruise. It has nice factory features like strong V8 power, a power driver's seat, and the iconic hardtop. This is combined with modern upgrades that make it better for enjoying the drive - including a radio that you can plug in your iPhone. It's all part of the larger idea of how great it is to have a road-ready icon.

The 1957 car liked to be a bit sportier than the two previous years. You see it on the exterior with the cleaner front and rear design. Even the bumper's integrated exhaust tips were wider and more aggressive than the previous years. And so having this one in Torch Red seems like the right attitude. It's the kind of finish we like on a driver-ready car, but the price on this one can also leave room in your budget if you're looking to professionally unlock even more luster. Plus, these touches of speedier style never took away from the overall elegance. The extra-long tailfins, fender skirts, whitewalls, and intricate taillights are all part of what made this so attractive even when just in the parking lot. And not only do you have a white folding roof, but the white porthole hardtop gives you one of the most distinctive looks ever to hit the American highway.

A red interior is always attractive in a red car, and this one is quite complete. You may choose to upgrade details like the folding convertible top or carpeting, but those are part of the well-backed Thunderbird aftermarket that lets you individualize your easy-driving drop-top. In fact, this one seems to really want to inspire drivers. The idea of the extra sporty '57 attitude is seen again inside because this was the only one of the first gen to have the recessed gauge panel that offered a race-inspired readout design. These T-birds were great individual cruisers but not all of them were created equal. This has some nice added luxuries like the power seat and power windows. Plus, they made this one to be an even more individual experience with upgrades like a tilt steering column and armrest center console with cup holders. And we love the retro-style radio. It fits in with the classic dash when not in use, but the digital tuner means a much better AM/FM stereo. There are even inputs for you to connect and power your cell phone.

The engine bay continues this car's vintage style with the right driver-ready upgrades added in. You have the classic 312 cubic-inch V8, and it has nice dress-up items like the Thunderbird valve covers and pie dis air grabber. And it also doesn't take much to see this has good additions. There's an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, a newer alternator, and the Champion four-core aluminum radiator helps keep this cruiser running cool. It's a strong-running powerhouse, and features like an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, and upgraded front discs make it easy to hit the road at any time.

There are interesting details all around this car. It's even on an actual miles title (although it's unclear if it reflects the full truth.) It all makes for an iconic classic with an even cooler cruiser image. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1620544
  • Price: $39,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Torch Red
  • Interior Color:Flame Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:13235
  • Stock Number:3666-TPA
  • VIN:D7FH393807
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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