For Sale: 1957 Ford Thunderbird in Alpharetta, Georgia

$51,000

Vehicle Description

The Atlanta Showroom is offering this 1957 Ford Thunderbird for sale. Thanks to Franklin Q. Hershey & William P. Boyer, Ford had a car that combined the flair of a sports car and the comfort of a boulevard cruiser, the Thunderbird. However, a slight sales decline in 1956 sent Ford Designers back to their drawing boards. The labor resulted in the consummate two-seat Thunderbird. Buyers noticed the restyled grill, stretched rear sheet metal, fresh bumper designs and improved seating the 1957 version offered. Other less visible improvements included larger openings for improved cooling, revised spring rates, larger brakes, stiffer chassis crossmembers, a 12-volt electrical system and new 14-inch wheels. These evolutionary steps enabled a more stable and capable handling Thunderbird and its spare tire back in the trunk. Marketed as a spacious, luxurious boulevardier, the Thunderbird was introduced in 1955 in response to the Chevrolet Corvette, which had been launched two years earlier. A luxurious car in the day and optional power windows and removable hard top, the 1955 T-bird found 16,155 buyers compared to a mere 674 for the Corvette, which was almost discontinued due to poor sales. This two top T-Bird had a frame off restoration about 4 years ago. The 3 owner bird is striking in white and has curb appeal which makes you just stop and stare. Options include, radial tires, hard and soft top, vintage air, and power brakes. To view the car in greater detail, including 100+ HD photos and HD video, please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com. For more information please call the Atlanta showroom at 678-894-4833 or e-mail us at Atlanta@GatewayClassicCars.com

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-989134
  • Price:$51,000
  • Location:Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:10054
  • Stock Number:ATL363
  • VIN:GCCATL363