Ford pioneered the personal luxury car with the Thunderbird of 1955, a luxury car to be enjoyed solo, or with a single passenger accompanying, in contrast to the typical full-size luxury car where one is driven, rather than drives. Hailing from the first generation, we’ve got a fine 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible up for sale that’s on its second owner, and has been with the same family since 1968. It’s done 107,000 miles since leaving the Ford factory gates, and comes with a fine set of luxury options for the Fifties. A worthwhile weekend cruiser, this T-Bird is a chance to own a slice of American motoring history, as well as a digital detox machine. Only 21,380 examples were built in 1957, so you’re in a fairly exclusive club if you choose to add this to your garage. Plenty of documentation is provided, including owner’s manual, shop manual, receipts, and brochures.
Sporting a very Fifties Dusk Rose Pink paintwork, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible has a black convertible soft top, as well as a color-matched hard top included in the sale. All badges are in great condition, as are the wire-style hubcaps, and the whitewall tires only add to the timeless allure of this American classic. The first generation is also notable for the single headlamps, before the second generation switched to twin headlamps. The Colonial White interior is in similarly good nick, and highlights another first generation Thunderbird characteristic – only two seats. The second generation onwards saw a rear seat included for increased versatility, making the first generation particularly unique in this aspect. You’ve got powered bench-style seats, lovely thin-rimmed steering wheel, Vintage Air AC, power windows, and the original AM radio which is reported to be functional. Pop the trunk and you’ll find the white and pink rimmed spare wheel tucked neatly on a side.
Beneath the hood of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible lies its original 312ci V8, which has been overhauled with an increased bore, and has received a recent engine service too. Output was said to be around 250hp, and sent rearwards via a three-speed Fordomatic automatic transmission.
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