Ford was looking for something to compete with the Chevrolet
Corvette which started to show quickly as a popular segment but
didn't want to pursue the sports car necessary but created a
segment all of its own. With the clever marketing plan in place,
Ford began the production of the Ford Thunderbird in 1955 as a
Personal Car segment and although it was very much a sporty
two-seater convertible just like the Corvette, it paid more
attention to luxury and comfort more so than the competition. This
model did not inherit its second row of seats until 1958 and from
there it slowly but surely grew in size, generation after
generation until 1977 when the larger cars lost their popularity in
the market. The Thunderbird was one of the longest lasting nametags
for Ford and started strong by selling 23 models for every one
Corvette sold when it first hit the market. The only changes
completed between its inception model to the 1956 was moving the
spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more
room within the trunk.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this well preserved example of the 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible for your consideration. Featuring the well-known 312ci V8 mated to a smooth shifting 2 speed automatic transmission, this is a real time capsule with almost all the options available from the factory added! With its original invoice available and offered with the sale of this fine ride we see this vehicle was originally purchased in Indiana helping with the preservation of this example. With many add-ons this vehicle has the power seats, a new soft top that has never been put up according to the previous owner, signal seek radio, heater and defroster, back up lights, tinted glass, paw and windshield washer and much more! The interior is held together extremely well and looks great. From behind the wheel this vehicle starts and drives well and with its removable hard top in excellent condition, this is the best of both worlds. Call or email us for a closer look at your new favorite ride!
To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.