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1957 Ford Thunderbird 312 CI

With an inventory of more than 300 classics.

USD 64,995
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Country State / Province City / Town Zip / Postal Code
United States NC Charlotte 28269

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1950-69 Post-War

Color Exterior:   
Color Interior:  
Odometer: 22979 Miles
Transmission: MANUAL
Convertible: YES
Advert No: 148438


Go ahead and get excited, because your eyes aren''t deceiving you. This is a real-deal, documented E-code 1957 Thunderbird. That means dual quads atop the 312 cubic inch V8, and with that in mind, the restoration was carried out to an extremely high standard. In a sea of early Thunderbirds, THIS is the one to own. It shouldn''t surprise you that this car was restored to compete on the show field, and we''ve never seen a 2-seat ''Bird as highly detailed as this one. They stuck to the original specifications with this one, giving it a coat of Colonial White paint, as it was new, although the quality and shine are simply astounding. For many, the ''57 Thunderbird is a favorite, with its more pronounced fins that were a part of the 1950s automotive landscape. Already a multiple show winner, this car shows the results of a no-expense-spared restoration that has mellowed somewhat in the past few years, but is still going to blow folks away on the show field. The chrome was treated to show-grade refinishing, and every single component on the car was buffed and shined before it was reinstalled, so it glitters no matter where you look. Even the undercarriage is nice enough to eat off of, and one look underneath will tell you everything you need to know about how much work went into making this one of the nicest you''ll ever see. Very, very impressive. The interior is restored to the same standards using correct red vinyl that does a pretty good impersonation of leather. The wide bench looks more like two close-coupled buckets and makes the sporty T-Bird strictly a 2-seater. Everything inside has been refinished to show standards, including the gorgeous door panels, exceptional steering wheel, and precisely detailed gauges. Thunderbird fans will also delight to see three pedals on the floor and a manual shifter for the 3-speed gearbox underneath. For show purposes, there are no "updates" or modifications to any of the interior systems, and even the original AM radio remains in its engine-turned panel in the dash. The spare tire moved back into the trunk for 1957, and this one is neatly finished with a correct reproduction mat and full-sized spare tire. The only real deviation from stock is the replacement of the original white vinyl convertible top with a tan canvas one, a change that is still technically correct. As nice as it is, this Thunderbird''s status is almost entirely due to the E-code engine under the hood, complete with dual quads. With 270 horsepower, it was a neat experiment in creating a Corvette-eater that could still cruise the streets of Beverly Hills. Topped by the distinctive air cleaner, the 312 cubic inch V8 was fully rebuilt to stock specs and fully detailed with a dress-up kit. Every detail is correct, from the hardware securing the valve covers to the reproduction battery, and it runs as it should with a healthy bark from the dual exhaust. You can see bright red engine paint on the oil pan from below, and take a few minutes to enjoy the fully detailed chassis that''s ready for the most demanding judges. And for style, nothing compares to a set of chrome wire wheels wearing 205/75/14 Coker Classic wide whitewall radials. There are only a few Thunderbirds that are more desirable than this, and they all have superchargers. If you''ve been looking for the one to complete your collection and compete at any show around, this might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

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