The car market was in full swing back in the 50s. The sleek and artistic European vehicles stood among the large and exuberant American cars. Chevrolet's answer to that was the Chevrolet Corvette. With the all-new American sports car taking the world by storm, Ford released the Thunderbird and referred to it as a "personal car of distinction". The Thunderbird was a larger car compared to the Corvette but blended that 50s excess and modern-day styling exceptionally well. History lesson aside, the first generation Ford Thunderbird even today, is a looker, Drive-by with the top down alongside a scenic route, and you sure feel like you are in a movie. With the lovely 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, we have today, you can potentially own a piece of American car history. What's better is that this car has been with the same owner for 30 years and has reportedly seen a full restoration in the 90s, with just 62,486 miles clocked in since its restoration.
The Thunderbird was inspired and built to replicate the bespoke roadsters of the 1930s, it sure lived up to its assignment. This 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible sports a white exterior that makes this larger car look grander and more prominent; the seller reports that the original color was Gun Metal Gray with black. The car also comes with a soft white top and a matching hard top. The chrome trim on the car is in great shape, with the bumpers reported to be Re Chromed. In an ode to its factory looks the car rides on Turbine wheel covers wrapped with white wall tires. Nothing matches a white exterior better than the red exterior present on this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. All that luxurious 50s interior trim is still in place, with the interior being refreshed and looking factory fresh.
Good looks aside, you also got decent performance in this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. Powering this American beauty is the bigger 312ci (5.1L) V8 engine; the engine is reported to be a D code V8 which means the car is equipped with a single 4-barrel carburetor and, when new, could push out 245hp. Power is sent to the car's rear-wheel through a three-speed Fordomatic Automatic transmission. The power steering unit, while not original, has been rebuilt and makes for a more enjoyable drive. The car also has regular service and maintenance reported to keep it happily chugging along.
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