The Ford Thunderbird hit the market in 1955 in was a direct response to the Chevrolet Corvette. While the Corvette aimed to impress with performance, the T-bird was all about style and substance. Dubbed the first “personal car” by Ford, it was described as a direct descendant of the bespoke 1930s roadsters and was aimed as a brisk grand tourer. It was light for its era and the powerful V8 could propel it to around 120 mph. The 1957 model featured the proven 292cid Y-block V8 and had updated styling features.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this nice 1957 Thunderbird for your consideration. The car is finished in Raven Black and is quite eye catching. The paint is nice and the body is pretty clean. There are some imperfections here and there. The chrome trim is very nice and the car rides on knock off wheels with whitewall tires. Original factory Interior (not aftermarket replacement) and shows no indication of excessive wear and tear. The trim, dash, carpet, door panels are in very acceptable condition and show no signs of being ever replaced or removed. A factory color matched hardtop is included as is a decent soft top. The interior features a two tone vinyl bench seats that is clean. The dashboard is clean and original and the car is well equipped with power steering, original radio, and an automatic transmission. This car is said to be a two owner vehicle and has been very well taken care of.
As one of the many top features of this Thunderbird is its engine bay. Showing all original it is like looking at time capsule. The wiring has not be ever been cut or repaired and appears in near perfect, certainly original condition. Everything is clean and tidy and indicates nothing more than factory complete. The under hood body paint is brilliant and shiny and has never been repainted.
The trunk shows all original condition and accessories, including the jack, mounting plate, lug wrench and spare tire. The original instruction sticker is adhered to the bottom side of the truck panel.The 292cid V8 runs well and the automatic transmission is smooth. The car goes down the road very well and is a classic American road icon.
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