1957 Ford Thunderbird

Streetside Classics-Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL



Year 1957
Mileage 68339
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Ford
Model Thunderbird

Thunderbird 1957

Title Status --
Exterior Color Flame Red
Interior Color Red


This 1957 Ford Thunderbird has been under long-term care, and that means an attention to detail and the right investments. And this car deserves this level of respect because it's a true icon that continues to have the best features and strong V8 to remain a terrific cruiser.

This drop-top has spent over fifteen years with the same owner, and as you look over this whole car, you see it was cherished. The factory-correct Flame Red paint has an instant appeal that you want for a true classic cruiser. You'll love how there's a deep luster that comes from investment in a respray. And it continues to shine today thanks to responsible enjoyment over the years. It has great body lines and doors that close flush so that the light loves to roll smoothly over all those iconic curves. And speaking of iconic, the chrome practically defines this legend. So you'll love the big and bright presentation of the curvaceous bumpers, hood scoop trim, classic wheel covers, and the surround for the wraparound windshield. It really is a detail-oriented classic, right down to the rear fender skirts, whitewalls, and dual exhaust routed through the rear bumper.

The tan convertible top is part of the newer investments in this T-bird, and it makes for a sophisticated color combo. But as distinct as this one looks with the roof in place, it really impressed with the top down. The red interior is the factory-correct color, and so this was ordered from day one to be a full red-blooded American classic. The door panels, carpeting, and other fundamentals all show good quality from care. A grippy steering wheel, machine-turned dash panels, floor shifter, and clear gauge panel are all part of a sporty driver's package. And the right premium Thunderbirds had some desirable luxury features like power windows and a power seat. Plus, this one even has a retro-style AM/FM/cassette stereo. So it's easy to imagine getting comfortable in this one and hitting the road. There are even nice details, like the dash courtesy light, white rubber floor mats with classic logo, and new weather-stripping.

Since you have a bold red car, it's great to lift the hood and see a bold red block. The engine bay not only has a tidy look that's ready to show off, but also it has nice details, like the Thunderbird valve covers and correct polished air grabber. This is a D-code car, and it even has the year-correct Ford's 312 cubic-inch V8. It's a great vintage style, right down to the Holley four-barrel carburetor. But under the surface is a full motor overhaul that took place less than 3k miles ago. It was comprehensive work that did the big things like a bored .030 kit and forged pistons. And you'll even recognize the little things that make the difference, like new plugs, wires, and gaskets. It's all part of what makes this a strong-running classic a drop-top that loves to be driven. The car drives with confidence, and the power steering, power brakes, and smooth three-speed automatic transmissions keep it an easy cruiser.

The sale comes complete with maintenance records. When you want a premium classic that has the right care and the right flair, you know this one does it right. So don't miss your chance, call today!


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