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SOLD! 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible for sale

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Price
SOLD
Location
GOLD COAST- By appointment only
Year
1957
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
292ci V8
Transmission
Automatic
Exterior Colour
Red
Interior Colour
Tan
VIN
C7FH390XXX
Stock #
783211

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This is a gorgeous example of a fully restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird. 1957 was the last year and most desirable of the 1st Generation Ford Thunderbirds or as they are more commonly known, “baby birds”. The Thunderbird was introduced in 1955 as a two seater sports luxury convertible by the Ford Motor Company. It’s aim was to steal some sales away from GM’s Chevy Corvette which was released two years earlier, and it did.

1957 was the last year for the “Baby Bird’s” before Thunderbird moved to a larger 4 seater platform in 1958. It is also considered the most desirable year amongst many enthusiasts and collectors. The car offered here is an outstanding example that was sold new at Ames Ford Sales, San Rafael, California. The car has been treated to a no expense spared, nut and bolt restoration finished in classic Flame Red over Tan interior with Tan convertible top.

The 292ci V8 has been completely rebuilt and upgraded to include hardened valve seats for today’s fuel, rebuilt automatic transmission, high output alternator, new radiator and heating core, and a 4 barrel carburetor with automatic choke. Other features include Power steering, power brakes and vintage air conditioning with added electric cooling fans that come on when the air conditioning engages. During the restoration the car was treated to new glass all round and an AM / FM radio. The car sits beautifully over a set of Thunderbird Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with wide white wall radial tyres.

Mechanically, all aspects of this American icon have been refurbished and rebuilt and or replaced with much attention to detail and drivability. Cosmetically, the paint, chrome, interior, engine compartment and underside are in very good condition and very well presented. The car includes a file of documentation which contains the original dealer invoice, receipts and owners manual.

NEW STOCK DROPS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AND THE DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8AM TO 2PM. OTHERWISE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOR GENUINE VEHICLE INQUIRIES/INSPECTIONS TUESDAY TO SATURDAY ALL OTHER TIMES, PLEASE CALL LOCKY MCCANN WITH INQUIRIES OR TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO VIEW ON 0403935488

Located at 2 Palings Court, Nerang on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Inspections by appointment only. We are also practising social distancing so please be mindful of the 1.5m rule.

PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is being sold on consignment, consignment vehicles are sold as is without registration unless otherwise stated and there is no cooling off period or warranty expressed written or implied by the consignee. Information is provided to us by the consignee and is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgement solely.

GOT A CLASSIC CAR TO CONSIGN OR SELL? PLEASE CONTACT BEN ATKINSON ON 0416407540

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