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Gorgeous 1957 showpiece in Thunderbird Bronze. PW, AC, T&C Tunes, Martini Ringer

1957 Ford Thunderbird Sport Coupe

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Type: Convertible
Trim: Sport Coupe
Year: 1957
Mileage: 86700
VIN: D57H258435
Color: Thunderbird Bronze
Engine: 312 V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Thunderbird Copper
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stanton, California, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
Convertible
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Description for Ford Thunderbird 1957

Thanks for taking a look at our awesome 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Presented in proper Thunderbird Bronze, she is a stunner. Wearing a corrective repaint from early in the 60's, she is a time capsule, preserved in top shape and pampered her entire life. That's not sitting on a shelf in the museum rotting away. This girl was loved and driven.


Purchased new here in Burbank California in April of 1957, she remained with the same owner until 2015. Not many people preserve and enjoy a car for 58 years. She stayed in California through 2017 wearing her original California Black license plates before entering the Arizona collection of a gentleman who knew of and pursued the car for over ten years.


Rarity

The Thunderbird has been celebrated since her introduction. The 1957 model was clearly the apex of the line, never to be eclipsed again. Plenty of folks have rescued and rebuilt Thunderbirds over the years and those cars can be nice but absolutely nothing beats an original well maintained car. No rust ever and no excuses needed here.


Exterior

Thunderbird Bronze in amazing condition. Polished to a deep lustre, the paint is stunning. The Chrome is perfect everywhere. Excellent panel fit, proper gaps. Trim in excellent nick. See the pictures and the video. Coker wide whites


Interior

Factory Thunderbird Bronze in gorgeous condition. Everything works as it should including the optional:

  • Power Windows

  • Power Brakes

  • Power Steering

  • Windshield washer

  • Town and Country Radio

  • Dealer installed Clardy Air Conditioning

  • Martini Ringer - When you have arrived at your home or office and park your Thunderbird on the turntable (Ala Dan Tanna in the TV show "Vega$”), you have a custom summons bell to alert staff of your presence. Our staff has been trained to present a shaken, not stirred, dry Martini within 5 minutes of the bell. Quite a nice feature.


Wheels, Tires

  • Coker tires

  • Full Shield wheel covers

  • Thunderbird Copper painted wheels


Engine

245 HP 312 CID Ford V8 wearing a Factory Engine Dress Kit and an Edelbrock carburetor. Dual exhaust with rear bumper outlets. Rebuilt Clardy AC compressor. California Smog EXEMPT. Runs strong. See the video


Transmission

Automatic transmission. Fordomatic Drive


Braking, Suspension

Power assisted front disc,and rear drum brakes.


Trim

The trim is in excellent shape. See pics and video.


Glass

Glass is in excellent condition throughout. Power windows.


Odometer

The odometer indicates 89,654 original miles and operates properly.


DMV / Documentation

The California title is clear and clean. Two California Black license plates. Registered currently in Arizona with the real Copper plates that weigh a ton. Registration is current with no back fees. The car is insured as a classic.


Build Book

We include a binder with our cars. This one includes:

  • Original Retail Buyers Order and Invoice

  • Original Automobile Conditional Sales Contract

  • Factory Invoice

  • Factory Owners Manual

  • Factory Warranty and Service policy

  • Clardy AC Owners Guide

  • New car dealer documents

  • California title and registrations though 2015

  • Thunderbird club membership card.

  • Photo CD

  • Hagerty Valuation

  • Vin Decode

  • Wiki


Comparables

These Thunderbirds have been on a lot of Bucket Lists and are always on offer at varied prices through standard media. What sets this car apart from the crowd is the meticulous care and maintenance that was a lifelong journey for the original owner. We have priced the car aggressively to sell and sell fast. This awesome TBird represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.


Inspection

Please come inspect this great Thunderbird before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 62 year old car. It is not a new soul sucking appliance like the Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that's what you are after, this is not your car.


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Financing

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Transportation

We use a Worldwide transport network. Our cars regularly go to the east coast. Several have gone to Europe lately. We can help with setting up whatever you need. There is a page on our website dedicated to shipping information here http://www.driven.co/home/shipping/


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More Photos

Thanks for checking out our listing. We have extensive pictures of this car on our website here https://www.driven.co/inventory/ford-thunderbird/


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