1957 Ford Thunderbird

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1957
Mileage 79756
Engine 8
Doors --
Transmission Automatic
Make Ford
Model Thunderbird

Thunderbird 1957

Title Status --
Exterior Color Flame Red
Interior Color Red


Getting a stunner like this 1957 Ford Thunderbird takes time and money. There has been a solid investment in the paint to keep it shining... solid investment inside to give you all the best luxury, including A/C... and solid investment in the motor to make sure the V8 is a strong runner with a concours-worthy presentation. The result is an iconic classic that you'll be proud to drive and show.

The high-quality finish on the factory-correct code-V Flame Red sets the tone right for a premium classic that deserves your attention. 1957 was arguably the best year for the first generation with the cleanest design of the trio, and this bright shade of red was offered for one year only. Plus, you have all the right features you want on this car, including the porthole hardtop, fender skirts, and the dual exhaust that still exits through the rear bumper. And speaking of that intricate bumper, there was clearly an investment in the chrome including the front grille, form-fitting front bumper, and those jet-like taillights. Finishing off this total package is likely the piece of brightwork you'll talk about the most: the set of genuine Kelsey Hayes wire wheels.

This one comes with more than one top. You have the hardtop, a nice soft top that can easily go in place, and a rarely-seen third racing tonneau for a sporty look. But even with all these options, let's face it, a '57 T-bird like this was meant to be shared with the world. That's why the interior is done with just as much vibrant red as the exterior. The door panels, carpeting, dash, and upholstery are all in like-new condition. So you'll love showing off everything, right down to intricate details, like the Thunderbird logos in the doors and the working courtesy light. Even the Town & Country AM radio is still working! But the features you may just like the most are what keep this classic comfortable in modern times. You have rare and desirable features like power windows, a power seat, and cold-blowing R134a air conditioning. You'll love slipping behind the artful steering wheel, and this cruiser feels sporty thanks to the machine-turned dash panel, floor shifter, and full gauge package w/tach.

Another nice performance touch is the larger D-code "Thunderbird Special" 312 cubic-inch V8 with a four-barrel carburetor. The consignor states that this was rebuilt by Thunderbird guru Ray Dellumo at his Thunder Garage in 2017. And we even have receipts from 2020 for over $8k in keeping this maintained. That's a big investment in substance, and you can tell there was one in style, too. The bold red paint on the block, glossy black components, and correct Thunderbird logo valve covers make it award-worthy. Plus, even the details are right, like the hoses, stamps, and the half diaphragm around polished pie dish air cleaner. And as you look at the undercarriage photos, you see the difference a full investment in quality makes, and that directly relates to a confident feeling on the road. You also have easy driving features like power steering, power brakes, and an automatic transmission that was rebuilt earlier this year.

Strong investments make for the kind of car you want to own, drive, and show. This is a Thunderbird of distinction that is meant for a collector of distinction. If that's you, call today!


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