The Thunderbird was introduced in 1955 as a sporty competitor to
the Corvette. The 1957 Thunderbird, third model year, presented a
new front fascia, new rear taillight/fin design and carried over
features from the previous model year including a 12-volt
electrical system, deep-dish 'safety' steering wheel and removable
hardtop. This particular 1957 Thunderbird is a rare 'E code' (2x4
intake) example of the iconic Gen1 roadster. Horsepower is provided
by a rebuilt Thunderbird 312ci engine fitted with dual Holley 4000
'T-pot' 4-barrel carburetors, each said to flow 330cfm for a total
of 660cfm. This engine features an 'Engine Dress-up Kit' with
chrome/alloy accents and was factory rated at 270hp. This 'E-code'
is backed by Ford's time-honored 2-speed Ford-O-Matic
The fully restored (1998) T'bird has been with its current owner
for the last 24 years and has been well cared for. The exterior was
refinished in classic White and is in overall good condition. Note:
There are areas of the finish that are less than perfect due to
some preparation oversight. Accents include rear fender skirts and
new wide-white radial tires mounted on beautiful Kelsey wire
wheels. The white 'porthole' hardtop is in very good condition and
a stand is furnished to store the top upright (no soft top). The
interior has been reupholstered in black/white vinyl and includes
the restyled '57 instrument cluster with round gauges and all '57
Thunderbirds are equipped with an adjustable telescopic steering
column. Other features include power windows and an aftermarket
AM/FM/Cassette radio. The chassis is equipped with power steering
and manual drum brakes. The 'E code' Thunderbird is a rare version
of this classic roadster that just may belong in your garage. ALL
VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Location:Concord, North Carolina
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