RARE F-CODE Factory SUPERCHARGED T-Bird One of Only 205 Examples
Fitted with the Supercharged F-Code Engine Recent examples of this
car have sold for $245,000 and more.. This beautiful example is a
the very unique Coral Sand color and comes from the collection of
famous cartoonist Mel Blanc (along with a fuel injected 1957
Corvette too- this car's arch-rival) One of 205
factory-supercharged F-Code Thunderbirds. California Car, Hard top,
Power brakes, power steering, power windows, signal seek radio,
Fordomatic transmission. Comes with Thunderbird handbook an
original copy of window sticker showing price of $3702.57. The
two-seater Thunderbird went out in 1957 with its head held high,
thanks to refreshed styling and a host of new engine options. Most
desirable of the new mills was the magical F-Code V-8. An F-Bird,
as they are lovingly known by enthusiasts, came with a Thunderbird
Special 312-cubic inch V-8, to which was added a McCulloch/Paxton
supercharger, a hot cam, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and
unique cylinder heads, to keep the compression ratio at a
reasonably sane 8.5:1. Either a manual or automatic transmission
was available. All of this was a $340 factory option package on top
of the '57 Thunderbird's $2,944 base price, but to the lead-footed
T-Bird owner, it was worth its weight in gold. The 300 horsepower
of the F-Code engine turned the Thunderbird from a reasonably quick
cruiser into a dedicated quarter-mile contender, which was just the
thing for trouncing those cocky Corvette owners. While 21,380
Thunderbirds were produced in 1957, only 205 of those were
delivered with the F-Code engine package. The following year, the
Thunderbird became a four-passenger personal luxury car, and the
supercharged engine faded into memory after only one season. Today,
the token number of F-Birds built is deeply desired by Thunderbird
collectors who want only the very best. While the Thunderbird was
often compared to Chevrolet's Corvette, the Thunderbird was more of
a personal sports car. It could not compete with the Corvette on
the dragstrip or road racing circuit, but the driving was that of a
more comfortable, smooth-riding vehicle. Performance was more than
adequate and owners enjoyed the comfort of a smooth ride and top
down fun in a very unique car. Today the 1957 F-Bird is by far the
most sought after Thunderbird by marque enthusiasts. 1957 marked
the last year before the Thunderbird was totally redesigned and
made into a sluggish four-passenger luxury convertible. The F-Code
engine elevated the performance of a standard Thunderbird from a
reasonably quick cruiser to a dedicated quarter mile contender.
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Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.