For Sale: 1957 Ford Thunderbird in Lutz, Florida

$32,995

Vehicle Description

First generation Thunderbirds are all about style, and this 1957 T-Bird does it the best. Nicely restored back to its factory original colors, re-chromed bumpers, and a well-maintained 312 V8 under the hood... this is desire on wheels. And while it's still priced for the distinction crowd, it is far more affordable than you would believe a Thunderbird of this caliber would be.


One of the world's most beloved cars, there's just no way to make a '57 Thunderbird look bad. But when you get it right, they can be downright amazing. The professional repaint of the factory-correct code-Y Inca Gold looks stunning. It's set off with uniform gaps all around (particularly the hard-to-fit doors), and the optional fender skirts make it look long and sleek. The big bumpers have been re-chromed so that this roadster can truly present it brightest personality, and in a true touch of class, the exhaust still exits neatly through the rear bumper. The bright factory wheel covers with white F-O-R-D centers look great and match perfectly with the color matched wheels behind it and the whitewall tires. But what the white in the wheel and tire combo really does is make sure this car looks fantastically coordinated with the porthole hardtop is in place.


Inside the gold and white theme continues with an addition of black where you really want it. Style and luxury were the true hallmarks of this classic, so you'll love showing off how the black and white on the seats seamlessly matches the door panels. When you sit down you see all the original components like the heat/defrost controls and clock displayed in an engine-turned panel that flows across both doors and the dash. This frames many of the intricate styling touches such as logo embossed side panels and the white/chrome steering wheel. Beyond that you could see the Thunderbird was getting serious about competing with the Corvette by its full gauge package, including the large speedometer prominently in the center.


The larger D-code "Thunderbird Special" 312 cubic-inch V8 was a nice option in '57, and it only gets better when you know this motor only has about 8,000 miles on it since a complete overhaul. Ford red paint on the block and the chrome air cleaner looks great in a very authentically presented engine bay. All of this should tell you that you're looking at a Thunderbird that's not just meant for Sunday car shows, but also it's idea for Sunday drives, too. That's why you get easy driving features like power steering, Ford-O-Matic auto transmission, and highway-friendly rear gears.


Thunderbirds have a cool cruising attitude for people of distinction. That's why this sale also comes with items like the '57 Florida plate and a restoration book that includes how it was painstakingly taken from a too bold red back to the original subtlety elegant Inca Gold. Who knew fine vintage motoring could be this affordable. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-839251
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Inca Gold
  • Interior Color:Black and White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:83509
  • Stock Number:0334-TPA
  • VIN:D7FH305300