“Strictly personal… Some people frankly admit they’re just plain proud to be seen in this American classic. And certainly those graceful, sweeping lines—admired the world over—are a compliment to your taste and judgment.” 1957 Thunderbird brochure MUSCLE CAR SPECIFICATIONS Performance Model 1957 Ford Thunderbird Original Base Price $3,458 Total Production 21,380 Engine Used 312ci/300hp Zero to Sixty 8.5 sec Quarter Mile 16.7 sec Top Speed 120 mph Wheelbase 102 in Length 181.4 in Width 72.8 in Height 49.6 in Curb Weight 3,134 lbs Wheel Size 14 x 7.5 in Tire Size 7.5 x 14 in four-ply MUSCLE CAR COMPARISONS Muscle Car By Year 1957 Muscle Cars Muscle Cars By Make Ford Muscle Cars Additional Keys, Automatic Transmission, Bucket Seats, Floormats, Premium Leather
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.