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Ford Thunderbird 1957 Convertible

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 79727
  • VIN: D7FH229337
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: Factory 312 cubic inch factory V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States


You are looking at an attractive, powerful, and an original, stock 1957 T-Bird.This is NOTa concourse correct show car that had a body-off restoration. And, we are not asking you to pay $40K to $60K,or even more still.

Offered for sale is low mileage 63-year old classic that spent most of its life in a garage.The odometer read 73,609 miles in 2003 when the current owner added this T-Bird to his collection.Today, the odometer reads 79,741 miles. Said another way, the seller drove it less than 360 miles a year. That does not mean this T-Bird was neglected.

Its start right up and runs smoothly. The owner made repairs as they were needed.Last year, the owner replaced the entire exhaust system from the engine to the tailpipes.This June, the four-barrel carburetor was rebuilt.

You will like this car, as it is. It is one very cool hunk of gorgeous metal. It gets lots of attention when you pull into a parking lot, go for a drive, or attended a T-Bird club event. It is a real head-turner and conversation starter.

The car’s appearance reveals the care this car received. It is hard to remember, this is 63 years new and never restored.It has the original Ford parts.It has good bones should you be the kind of collector who wants a project car or to complete an off-the-body restoration. You would not have to hunt down parts from other collectors, off eBay, or junk dealers.The frame is straight. Most all of the chrome is original.The chrome on the front bumper started to peal earlier this year.That is an easy fix, as you know.

The original T-Bird hubcaps look new, and so does much of the chrome on the body. Like most T-Birds, the car was entirely repainted. Car collectors know that Ford painted its early T-Birds with lacquer. After about 20 years, that original lacquer developed check marks. After hand-sanding off the marks, this T-Bird was repainted in its original color Torch Red. Theback-quarter panels are fitted with the original fender skirts and their chrome trim still shines.The remainder of this T-Bird looks on the outside as would a well maintained original car in a private collection.

The paint on the engine block shows its age but the original red color still shows, the round chrome carburetor cover shines, and the artfully finned Thunderbird valve covers are topped with Ford’s Thunderbird trademark design. If you want a show car, it would be easy to steam the engine compartment and add new belts and a few hoses. The inside of the trunk was recovered with the same sporty plaid fabric found in the car when it was new. The 1957 trim lines are highlighted by newer wide whitewall tires, like those that came on the car.

This convertible comes with two tops: the optional factory hardtop painted Colonial White.And, it has a black convertible soft-top, that is near new. The plasticine rear window is clear and free of bends and folds.

The interior—believed original—has very little wear and still looks amazing. Also, it has both wing windows.One was cracked.Even so, it is an amazing 50’s interior that shows incredibly well.In the center of the dash sits the original Town and Country, push button styled AM radio. It still works.The red bench seat is draped with pleated Colonial Vinyl.And this car haspower steering, power brakes, an electronic ignition, and a transmission cooler.These features were new and unusual in 1957. Based in part on its appearance,this car earned badges from membership in the International Classic Thunderbird Club and the car's participation in the Golden Jubilee event of the Antique Automotive Club of America.

It is very hard to find an original in this condition. Must see to appreciate,

Terms of Sale

The asking price of this car was reduced recently to reflect market conditions. Now is the time to buy. This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller nor any other individual associated with the sale of this vehicle shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.

It 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 bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes noresponsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Buyers are responsible for transferring and paying their own State tax, title, and license.Buyers from out of State are responsible for registering the vehicle in their home state within 15 Days of Purchase. Also, this car available in Alexandria, VA. No shipping or delivery is included.

We will not release the car until we have in our hand, clear funds supplied by you or a bank. A deposit of $500.00 through PayPal must be paid within 24 hrs of the sale, and balance to be paid within 7 days. Method of payment can be cash, bank wire transfer, or negotiated bank check.

Serious inquires only please. If you cannot follow the payment instructions, please look elsewhere.Bidders with less than 10 feedback comments must contact me before bidding.