The Ford Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. The Thunderbird created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car.
The Thunderbird was revised for 1957 with a reshaped front bumper, a larger grille and tailfins, and larger tail lamps. The instrument panel was heavily re-styled with round gauges in a single pod, and the rear of the car was lengthened, allowing the spare tire to be positioned back in the trunk.
Why This Car Is Special
The 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is in gorgeous original color of Colonial White with the white interior with black trim and the white Porthole hardtop.
Ours has what looks like an all original engine compartment with all the factory correct hose, clamps, windshield washer bag, accessories as well as the factory correct 312 cu in V8 with 4-barrell carb which had become the Thunderbird's standard engine, and now produced 245 horsepower in 1957.
It has the dress up kit with the correct finned valve the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission that shifts perfect. The engine also has a chrome air cleaner gets fresh air through the fully functional hood scoop
The exhaust system is good and the chassis is largely original, not detailed for show but great as a driver, and wears a set of stock steel wheels, original hubcaps, and good tires.
You will like the Pleated Raven Vinyl and Pleated Colonial Vinyl interior with door panels that match the dash. The gauges are in original condition and look great in the machine turned dash. The 57 still has the original Town & Country radio, correct black carpets and colored seat belts.
The bodywork, fit and finish are nicely done. The Thunderbird's famous "porthole" hardtop comes in white on top of the car. The graceful fins and body lines has straight panels and the taillight end caps round out the rear end of the car. Other details like the Thunderbird badges, rear bumper with integrated exhaust outlets, and the stainless trim on the fender skirts are all great.
The 1957 Ford Thunderbird we have at Skyway Classics is fun to drive anywhere and enjoy the iconic look as well as the looks you will get just on that "Porthole” top. Come see ours today.
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