1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD “E” CODE-VERY “RARE”-"BODY OFF RESTORED CALIFORNIA T-BIRD

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: West Hills, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: Hard Top
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: "E" CODE
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 16,857
  • VIN: E7FH220532
  • Color: COLONIAL WHITE
  • Engine size: "E" CODE 312 CU IN V-8 2X4 BBL 270 HP
  • Number of cylinders: “E” Code 312 CU IN V-8 2x4 bbl 270HP
  • Power options: Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: FORD-O-MATIC
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: STARMIST BLUE & DRESDEN BLUE
  • Options: Automatic Transmission, Tinted Windows, Wind Wings, Fender Skirts, Wire Wheels, Back-up Lights, Tonneau Cover, Heater/Defroster, Windshield Washer, Engine Dress-up Kit, Town & Country Signal Seeking Radio, “E” Code 312 CU IN V-8 2x4 bbl 270HP Engine, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1957 Ford Thunderbird Hard Top


NOTE:

THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER 1957 T-BIRD! THIS IS A“VERY RARE” BODY-OFFRESTORED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA “E-CODETHUNDERBIRDWITH POWER SEAT, POWER WINDOWS, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, ENGINE DRESS-UP KIT AND BACK UP LIGHT OPTIONS!!!

***THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL BUILD SHEET ACCOMPANIES THE CAR***


THIS RESTORED RARE “E” CODE T-BIRD WAS FORMERLY OWNED BY THE IMPERIAL PALACE MUSEUM IN LAS VEGAS, AND HAS BEEN DRIVEN ONLY 704 MILES SINCE RESTORATION. A PHOTOCOPY OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE TITLE ACCOMPANIES THE VEHICLE.

THIS FABULOUS “E” BIRD IS READY TO SHOW, DRIVE AND ENJOY.

THIS T-BIRD WAS BUILT ON FEBRUARY 13, 1957. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE “RARE” “E” CODE 312 CU IN V-8 2X4 BBL 270 HP ENGINE, FORD-O-MATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER SEAT, POWER WINDOWS, SIGNAL SEEKING RADIO, HEATER/DEFROSTER, FENDER SKIRTS, ENGINE DRESS-UP KIT, BACK-UP LIGHTS, TONNEAU COVER, TINTED GLASS, 5 WIRE WHEELS, WIND WINGS, WINDSHIELD WASHER, TELESCOPIC STEERING WHEEL, WHITE SIDE WALL TIRES, AND HARD TOP! THIS E-BIRD IS STUNNING IN ITS ORIGINAL-COLOR COLONIAL WHITE PAINT, AND TWO-TONE STARMIST BLUE & DRESDEN BLUE INTERIOR!

EQUIPMENT INCLUDES:

Clock

Hard Top

Tachometer

Wind Wings

Power Seats

Tinted Glass

Fender Skirts

Power Brakes

5 Wire Wheels

Back-up Lights

Tonneau Cover

Power Steering

Power Windows

Heater/Defroster

Windshield Washer

Engine Dress-up Kit

Telescopic Steering Wheel

Wide White Side Wall Tires

Ford-o-matic Transmission

Town & Country Signal Seeking Radio

“E” Code 312 CU IN V-8 2x4 bbl 270HP Engine

EXTERIOR



THIS THUNDERBIRD IS A REAL BEAUTY! IT LOOKS GREAT IN ITSORIGINAL COLONIAL WHITE COLOR,PORT-HOLE HARDTOP, FENDER SKIRTS, BACK-UP LIGHTS, WIND WINGS,WIRE WHEELS AND WIDE WHITE WALL TIRES! THIS T-BIRD IS ALSO FITTED WITH ITS ORIGINAL BLUE TONNEAU COVER. THE BODY HAS HAD ONLY ONE REPAINT IN ITS FACTORYORIGINAL COLONIAL WHITE CORRECT SINGLE-STAGE PAINTTHAT SHOWS EXTREMELY WELL AND HAS A GREAT SHINE.


THE BUMPERS, GRILLE, WIRE WHEELS, ALL OTHER EXTERIOR CHROME, STAINLESS TRIM, GLASS, AND WINDOW TRIM ALL LOOK FABULOUS! THE ORIGINAL HARD TOP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION!

THIS IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF A BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1957 “E” CODE THUNDERBIRD!


INTERIOR

WHEN YOU SIT DOWN INSIDE THIS THUNDERBIRD, IT’S LIKE BEING IN A TIME CAPSULE FROM 1957.

THE TWO-TONE STARMIST BLUE & DRESDEN BLUE INTERIOR IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. THIS T-BIRD HAS ITS ORIGINAL OPTIONAL TOWN & COUNTRY RADIO AND HEATER/DEFROSTER! OTHER EQUIPMENT INCLUDES POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER SEAT, POWER WINDOWS, TINTED GLASS, WINDSHIELD WASHER, CLOCK, TACHOMETER AND WINDSHIELD WASHER. EVERYTHING IN THE INTERIOR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! THE SEAT IS FIRM, JUST LIKE NEW!

THE INTERIOR IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS ALSO IN AMAZING CONDITION. IT IS FITTED WITH THE OPTIONAL ENGINE DRESS UP KIT.


TRUNK

LIKE THE REST OF THIS REMARKABLE 1957 T-BIRD, THE TRUNK IS IN EXCELLENT RESTORED CONDITION! IT HAS A CORRECT ORIGINAL MATERIAL MAT, A 5TH WIRE WHEEL, THE SPARE TIRE, JACK AND JACKING INSTRUCTIONS.


MECHANICALS

THIS TOTALLY STOCK 1957 “E” CODE THUNDERBIRD IS POWERED BYITS ORIGINAL FORD 312 CU. IN. 270 HP V-8 ENGINE WITH 2 x 4BBL CARBURETORS AND FORD-O-MATIC TRANSMISSION. EVERYTHING, INCLUDING THE POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS AND POWER SEAT OPERATE AS NEW.

THIS IS SUCH A NICE DRIVING T-BIRD!!!


VIN & TRIM TAG CODES:

Vin#E7FH220532

E=312 8V V-8 270HP

7=1957

F=Dearborn,MichiganAssembly Plant

H=Thunderbird

220532=Unit #

Vehicle Data

40 E XL 13 B 340 148P

Body 40=Thunderbird

Color E=Colonial White Body

Trim XL=Dresden Blue &Starmist Blue Interior

Date 13B=Built February 13, 1957

340=Dealer Code

148P=Scheduled Item Number

THE 1957 THUNDERBIRD

An American automotive icon!

The T-Bird roadster was introduced at theDetroitAuto Show in 1954 in response to the Chevrolet Corvette. It was a two door roadster with a focus on modern comforts, conveniences and all weather protection, as well as power, performance and handling. In short, it was the essence of personal luxury. The introduction of the 1955 Thunderbird was a huge success, easily filling a market niche. Ford created a car that combined the flair of a sports car with the comfort of a boulevard cruiser! It was a “personal” two-seater car that was fast and handles better than traditional cars of its time. Later nicknamed the “baby bird”, the 1955-1957 T-Bird has been a collector car almost since its introduction, and is now an American icon! Many auto enthusiasts consider the baby birds to be one of the best looking cars ever made! Its timeless design is recognized worldwide.

More than 5,000 names were considered for the new Ford project in 1954. A young Ford car stylist, Alden "Gib" Giberson, won a $95 suit and an extra pair of pants fromSaks Fifth Avenuefor suggesting the name Thunderbird.

Thunderbird enjoys a storied history whose iconoclastic entry onto the scene in 1954 single-handedly erected the personal luxury-car segment in theUnited States. The Thunderbird two-seater was instantly popular with overtones of a high performance sports car, yet it had a strong appeal to luxury-minded buyers seeking refinements such as roll-up windows, a selection of power extras, and steel bodywork as opposed to the fiberglass used for the Corvette.

Production of the car designed by William P. Boyer (under the direction of Franklin Q. Hershey) began Sept. 9, 1954, at Ford’s Dearborn (Mich.) Assembly Plant and generated immediate excitement. Customer demand for Thunderbird resulted in its October public introduction which was nearly a full month ahead of schedule. Public orders totaled more than 3,500 within the first 10-day selling period, while planned volume for the model year was only 10,000 units. Ford sold a first year total of 16,155 Thunderbirds.

The 1955 model had a removable hardtop with a 102 inch wheelbase chassis that was 175.3 inches overall, with a width of 72 inches and a height of 52 inches. Curb weight was 2833 pounds. The engine was a Mercury 292 cubic inch V-8, exclusive to the Thunderbird line, which had 198 horsepower with the automatic and 193 horsepower with the manual transmission. The car sold for a base price of $2,695 and was available in five colors: Thunderbird Blue, Raven Black, Snowshoe White, Goldenrod Yellow, and Torch Red. All cars had vinyl upholstery matching the exterior paint color.

The 1956 T-Bird was changed only slightly from the 1955 model, most easily distinguished by the continental kit spare tire.

The 1957 version offered many improvements, including a restyled grille, stretched rear sheet metal which allowed for a larger trunk, fresh bumper designs and improved seating. Other less visible improvements included larger openings for improved cooling, revised spring rates, stiffer chassis cross-members, larger brakes, a 12-Volt electrical system and new 14 inch wheels. The suspension improvements provided the 1957 T-Bird with more stable handling.

The1957 was offered with four engine options. The “C” code was a 292 Cu In 2V 212 HP unit. The most common upgrade was the “D” code 312 Cu In 4V with 245 HP. There were two high performance options. The “E” code was a 312 Cu In Dual Quad with 270 HP. And the “F” code was a 312 Cu In Fuel Injected engine with 300 HP. Although the “F” code sells for big bucks, it had never made for a very good driver due to the constant tuning issues needed. Only about 40 “F” code 1957’s still exist today! The “E” code is considered to be the best driver of them all!

The Baby-Bird continued in production for only three years, with the 1957 Thunderbird the last year of the classic two-seaters. The last one rolled off the assembly line Dec. 13, 1957, bringing an end to an iconic era.

WHEN YOU DRIVE THIS 1957 THUNDERBIRD, OTHERS WILL BE IN AWE OF THIS ICONIC MID 1950’S AMERICAN SPORTS CAR, SMILING AND GIVING YOU SIGNS OF THEIR APPROVAL!

THIS IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DRY CLIMATE CAR! AS SUCH, THERE ARE NO RUST ISSUES. THAT IS ONE REASON WHY COLLECTORS ARE WILLING TO PAY HUGE PREMIUMS FOR DRY CLIMATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARS!

BECAUSE THIS IS THE “RARE” “E” CODE T-BIRD, THIS T-BIRD IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT!

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THIS FABULOUS ICONIC 1957 “E” CODE THUNDERBIRD THAT WILL GIVE YOU YEARS OF DRIVING ENJOYMENT AND IMMENSE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

READY TO SHOW OR DRIVE

See my (539) 100% Feedbacks and

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!

BID TO WIN!

THIS T-BIRD SHOULD DELIGHT EVEN THE MOST ASTUTE COLLECTOR!

Vehicle Condition:

THIS ORIGINAL 1957 “E” CODE THUNDERBIRD IS IN AMAZING CONDITION. THIS VERY ATTRACTIVE VINTAGE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR RUNS AND DRIVES WONDERFULLY!

Everything appears to be in amazing restored 'as original' condition. The entire interior has been restored to perfection. The radio is not currently working, not uncommon for a vehicle this age. No attempt has been made to have it repaired. The exterior is beautiful! The chrome, wire wheels and paint are excellent. There are a few tiny touch-ups on the forward edge of the passenger side skirt. The weather strippingaround the skirts is good but not perfect. Everything under the hood, the interior, trunk and exterior are correct stock components that had been amazingly well maintained prior to this vehicles restoration!

Note that the yellow California plates are not included with the car. The mileage shown above is the odometer reading and is not known to be the total miles for the vehicle.

This Thunderbird will turns heads and gets thumbs up virtually everywhere it goes!

Terms ofSale:

BIDS ARE BINDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.

THE VEHICLE IS GARAGED INWEST HILLS,CAAND THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY. HOWEVER, ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.

I AM LISTING THIS 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD FOR ITS OWNER! TITLE WILL BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER TO THE WINNER OF THIS AUCTION. I AM EXPERIENCED IN VINTAGE CAR SALES AND WILL ASSIST WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THESALEOF THIS VEHICLE TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS. AS WITH MOST PRIVATE PARTY SALES, THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY, TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE, AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.


CALIFORNIA BUYERS WILL NEED TO PAY CALIFORNIA SALES TAX.

Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale, and to reject bids from anyone with Zero or Negative feedback. If you do not have a good positive feedback rating, please contact me by telephone or the email listed below to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder.

THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED INWEST HILLS,CALIFORNIA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE,

EMAIL OR CALL STEVE

Stevekr2000 at aol dot com

*(818) 340-4700*

Additional photos are available and all questions will be gladly answered!

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