SURVIVOR, 312 V8, FORD-O-MATIC, PWR STEER, VG CONDITION, AWARDS & DOCUMENTED!!
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Features and Specifications
1957 Ford Thunderbird D-Code
This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is for the lovers of originality. More than just a fantastically presented original V8 under the hood, this carries its factory-correct colors with pride. Previous owners only replaced components as needed (most of the original pieces also come with the sale, too.) It ensures that everything from the sleek body, to the acres of chrome, to the porthole hardtop is as authentic as possible on this icon.
There's nothing more beautiful than Ford's personal coupe in black and chrome. This is a survivor-grade vehicle, so the factory-correct Raven Black doesn't have some of the same detailed shine that some of our other first-gen T-birds do. But instead, its high degree of originality is why this one gets invited to exclusive places like the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance. In fact, have you checked out the mileage? This one has averaged less than 400 miles annually!!! Plus, with good panel gaps all around and the optional fender skirts in place, you are always going to turn heads with its sleek profile. Nice chrome accentuates this '50s icon, and the exhaust still exits through the rear bumper. Wire wheels and whitewall tires are the perfect finishing complement to this package that is the ultimate in lasting classic elegance.
Style and luxury were the true hallmarks of this classic, and that's why it's a real class act with the top on or off. So while the porthole hardtop really gives this Thunderbird its iconic appearance, the car arguably looks even better with it removed. That's because the factory-correct Flame Red interior is the perfect addition of color sort of like a red rose on the lapel of this black tuxedo. As you can see, all the components are about retaining a high degree of originality, but there is also a NOS dash pad that comes with the sale. The moment you sit down, you are surrounded in individual style with a machine-turned aluminum panel flows across the dash and onto both doors. This frames many of the intricate styling touches such as logo embossed side panels and the red/chrome factory steering wheel. Beyond that you could see the Ford Thunderbird was getting serious about competing with the Corvette with its full gauge package, including tachometer and a large speedometer prominently in the center.
The larger D-code "Thunderbird Special" 312 cubic-inch V8 was a nice option in '57, and it only gets better when you know this motor is original to this cool cruiser. Plus, it looks thoroughly correct with the bright red block, pie dish air topper with factory decal, and iconic Thunderbird logo valve covers from the factory dress-up kit. It even has an extra boost of power thanks to a later-model Holley four-barrel carburetor (the original factory Holley also comes with the sale.) But don't think this upgrade makes the V8 ever lose the composure that made the Thunderbird famous. As a true personal luxury vehicle, the power steering and Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission makes driving effortless. So there's nothing stopping you from going out an enjoying this survivor on the open road.
When you have a surviving icon like this you want all the right paperwork to back it up, and that's why the sale also comes with the original window sticker, dealer invoice, owner's manual, and title documentation. This is a fantastic total package for lovers of originality. So if you want a great surviving T-bird, you need to hurry up and grab this impossibly low-mileage classic. Call now!