VOLO AUTO MUSEUM
27582 VOLO VILLAGE RD
Gorgeous Bird! Slick black paint with rich black cloth top and those wire wheels with whitewalls really look great. It also has very desirable power steering and brakes. It has been body off the frame restored. We sold this car 10 years ago and that owner took excellent care of it.
EXTERIOR: I'm going to say it looks better than new because the factory did not put out a paint job as smooth and glossy as this. I am looking at the body it is straight, fits nicely, no bubbling or damage that I found. All of the chrome and trim shines bright. It has a factory convertible top frame that has been restored and it is reupholstered with black German cloth material, the plastic rear window is clear. New weatherstrips on the top. Reproduction BF Goodrich Silvertown wide white walls and Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with the black Thunderbird spinners. The fender skirts do not interfere with the wheels on this one. Door jambs are nice and smooth, the weather strips and sill plates have been replaced.
Air is pushed in the motor through the ram air scoop on the hood and out the bumper through the exhaust. It was and is a cool car.
INTERIOR: I'm sitting in the car and it's in excellent shape. The dash pad is mint, the gauges and knobs are all very good. Carpet, upholstery and door panels have been replaced. Miscellaneous items like the horn ring, brake pedal, kick panels etc are all in very nice shape. This one has seatbelts, original Town and Country radio and reproduction floor mats.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It more than just detailed, it was taken apart and restored. You can tell each component was removed restored individually. Has the dress up kit which includes aluminum fin valve covers and chrome air cleaner lid. It also has the very desirable power steering and power brakes option. Newer Interstate battery with a built in battery tender. The engine bay was painted gloss black, even has Paint OK decals. Some easy detailing can make this beautiful motor compartment even better.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Grey plaid liner looks new. Has a matching white wall tire that's never been used. Under the mat is completely solid metal painted satin black, the bottom side of the trunk lid and jamb is glossy. Excellent weather strip.
UNDERSIDE: It was over 10 years ago but you can see this car was taken apart and restored properly. The front suspension and steering was all rebuilt, cleaned and painted. Bottom of motor and the transmission is still clean. Rear end was apart and restored. Shocks, gas tank, brakes exhaust were replaced. Very solid floors and braces with factory undercoat. Smooth, clean frame was painted semi gloss black.
This is a properly restored, beautiful T-bird. Easy to drive with automatic, power steering and brakes. The T-bird was America's other sports car for 3 years short years then Ford decided to add a backseat. In many ways it was more refined then the Corvette but still offered performance and sportiness. I have always loved the ram air scoop on the hood, I dont know of any other car doing that back then. It was impressive in 1957 and still is today!
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