$27,500

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Details
Condition Used
Body Convertible
Make Ford
Model Thunderbird
Mileage 2300 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1957
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Red
History Yes
VIN: D7FH270691
Description

Under the hood is a Windsor 302-cu.in. OHV V-8 engine that’s paired with a classic top-loader four-speed manual gearbox. The engine is topped with an aluminum intake manifold and a Holley four-barrel carburetor, along with “COBRA”-script finned aluminum valve covers and air cleaner. The engine is said to start easily and run well, without any reported smoke or leaking. No leaks from the four-speed, either, which the sell notes “is the best I’ve ever shifted.” Reportedly restored on the chassis and custom-painted on a “perfect, unmolested, and rust-free Arizona body,” the dark red paintwork on this classic T-Bird is described as being in “excellent” condition by the seller. There are no reported blemishes in the finish, while the glass is also said to be in “excellent” condition and the seals are “new.” The nose and fender badges have been removed for a smoother appearance and the factory skirts on the rear fenders have been removed to provide room for wider rear tires. Additionally, the car comes with a porthole hardtop and a tonneau cover for the folding convertible top, which reportedly works well. Inside, the T-Bird’s two-place cockpit was re-trimmed with black leather on the bench seat, along with complementing black soft trim on the door panels and dashboard. The carpet is reported as “new,” and the original gauges have been replaced with upgraded instruments from Classic Instruments. The seller reports the door panels and kick panels are original, and they appear to show some wear, while other details of the dashboard, including the engine-turned trim, show some age-related wear, as well. There’s also an aftermarket steering wheel that appears to be in very good condition. he chassis, suspension, and braking components are in good condition, with no known issues or needs. Recent service includes new stabilizer-bar bushings, and the brake system has been upgraded with front discs. The car also has power steering that is reported to work well, with no leaks, and the suspension has been lowered 2 inches via dropped spindles. That lowered stance is complemented with the timeless hot-rod look of 15-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. They’re matched with “new” Firestone radials that appear to show essentially all of their tread remaining. There are also no reported blemishes or curb rash with the wheels.