A FRIEND SOLD HIS 57 LIKE THIS ONE RECENTLY AT AN AUCTION FOR $130K SO THIS MECHANICAL MASTERPIECE IS A STEAL, SO HURRY!
Flame Red Exterior with White Interior; 312 Cubic Inch/245 HP Engine; Hard Top and Soft Top; Automatic; Amos Minter Thunderbird; Pink Slip California Car; Numbers Matching; Original Colors; Power Steering; Power Brakes.
This 1957 Ford Thunderbird was built in Dearborn, Michigan on April 12, 1957. Amos Minter of Dallas, Texas purchased the car out of California. It was a California Pink Slip car with perfect metal. It had been well maintained over the years and was not in need of restoration. Minter inspected and updated the car with an alternator, stereo, and power steering. He also added wire wheels and the related helper springs.
The Thunderbird was then sold to a gent in Michigan in late 2002. That owner used it occasionally in nice weather and has always stored it properly when not in use. It has not been driven in winter months or used in bad weather. The car went back to Minter after purchase for an updated radiator fan and shroud, to help engine cooling during summer parades. The brakes and electrical system were recently gone through and were updated and improved (see below). The car drives great and is well sorted.
The exterior of the Thunderbird is very nice. The paint is bright and shiny, with no swirling or abrasions. It does show its age with a few imperfections and a couple of chips and touch-ups. The chrome is excellent. The interior is also excellent, with very little wear. The hard-top is in very good condition too. The included white soft top is in serviceable condition and would need recovering to be perfect. The underside of the car is very good and appears to be original. There is undercoating covering the underside (perhaps dealer installed when new) but no repairs, damage, or rust are evident.
-Installed Muscle Car Brakes Stage III Thermo Drum Brake Kit
-Brake Master Cylinder: rebuilt, honed, inspected
-Brake Booster: rebuilt by specialist
-New brake fluid
-Replaced ignition points and condenser,
-Updated/repaired vacuum passage on choke
-Full fluid service
-D: 312 4BC with Automatic
-F: Dearborn, Michigan
Body: 40 (Thunderbird)
Color: VV (Flame Red with Flame Red Hardtop)
Trim: XK (White)
Production Code: 12D620252P