• 312CID V8
• 3-Speed Automatic
• Power Steering
• 7.5-14 Bias Ply
• Torch Red
*Per Federal law, cars 10+ years old are issued EXEMPT mileage titles.
This Bird's reputation preceded its documentation to our store. We knew we were receiving an over-the-top finished example of Ford's 1957 Thunderbird but the 2-inch-thick three-ring binder of details and receipts along with select restoration pictures confirmed what our eyes later told us — we have a stunning T-Bird.
In the binder's front pages lies this Bird's restoration story and includes a copy of its original factory invoice. In summary, the story goes: Award winning experienced restorer takes Best of Class, Best Paint and Best of Show his first time showing this completely disassembled, stripped to bare metal, and perfectly restored Thunderbird.
This show stopper was then sold to a private collection of 100+ classics and has been lovingly cared for and maintained since. Today, everything is as perfect as the day it was finished and being offered to the discerning collector. Recently, the Michigan Thunderbird Club paid us a visit and admired this bird. They give her a big thumbs up while finding a few minor things that were not 100% factory correct (and can be corrected), while teaching us a thing or two – like the dash paint shouldn't be as pretty and glossy as it is.
This is a hardtop-only roadster with its original 312CID V8 4BBL engine @245HP and FordOMatic transmission. It rides on authentic 4-ply bias wide white wall tires. The spare is mounted on a Kelsey-Hayes wire wheel as are the four tires on the ground. The body is Torch Red ("R" code). The interior is "XH" code red. The underside is body color with the frame and suspension components all powder coated in gloss black. An optional heater/defroster, fender skirts, AM Town and Country radio and power brakes round out this Bird's equipment – an impressive package.
Only letter Birds bring greater value that this high-horse power icon. The '57 Thunderbird is a collector-favorite. This one is a best choice and should be on your short list for further pre-purchase inquiry. Call or write. Let's talk soon.