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.
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.