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. Ford
introduced its 1957 models on October 1, 1956. In addition to the
new-for-1957 styling, the big news that really caught buyers'
attention was a choice of four powerplants. Among them was the
optional 312-ci E-code variant, producing 270 horsepower through a
modified Holley dual 4-barrel setup borrowed from the 1956 Lincoln.
21,380 examples rolled off the production line that year, and just
977 were believed to be produced with the vaunted E-code
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this wonderful example of the 1957 Ford Thunderbird "E-Bird" for your consideration. Featuring what is believed to be its original 312ci V8 mated to its smooth shifting 3-speed transmission, this is a real time capsule with almost all the options available from the factory added! The black and white interior is held together very well and pairs great to the Raven Black exterior that is also in superb condition. It has plenty of curb appeal in Raven Black, able to show off all of the lines of one of the most popular body styles of all-time. All of the sheet metal on this Bird is believed to be original; the vehicle also has recently been resprayed in the last few years. This car has been left original and reflects the way when it left the Dearborn, MI plant. Please call or email us for more information on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Bird.
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Owned and driven for years by the iconic Hollywood star, the car could be bid multiple times higher than the auction’s estimate
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.