1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E-CODE CONVERTIBLE, 1 OF ONLY 1,441 E-CODE'S BUILT!

Price: US $59,900.00 Item location: Saint Ann, Missouri, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: FROM COUNTRY STAR, JIM OWEN, COLLECTION!
  • Type: convertible
  • Trim: convertible
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 26,123
  • VIN: E7FH257378
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 8 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1957 Ford Thunderbird FROM COUNTRY STAR, JIM OWEN, COLLECTION!

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A family tradition for over 50 years, selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world. 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E-CODE CONVERTIBLE Questions? Contact Us

Highlights

  • FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEGENDARY COUNTRY MUSIC STAR, JIM OWEN!
  • ONE OF ONLY 1,441 E-CODE’S BUILT!
  • BEAUTIFUL OLDER RESTORATION!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • E-CODE 312 CU IN/270 HP WITH FACTORY DUAL 4-BARREL CARBURETORS
  • REMOVABLE PORTHOLD HARDTOP
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER SEATS
  • CHROME WIRE WHEELS
  • FORD-O-MATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • FENDER SKIRTS
  • TOWN AND COUNTRY PUSH-BUTTON RADIO
  • Finished in stunning Colonial White with a Black and White interior, this magnificent E-code Thunderbird is from the collection of legendary country music superstar, Jim Owen. This is one of only 1,441 E-code’s built and drives and performs especially well. The paint looks absolutely beautiful from about 10-feet away, but being an older restoration, the car is starting to show some patina and upon closer examination, some blemishes are apparent. It is with great pride we offer this investment grade Thunderbird E-code, with its great provenance, to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this extremely rare and iconic motorcar. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? According to Motortrend, the classic car market has recently shown more growth than hedge funds with projected returns of 161% after five years and a whopping 467% after a decade. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions that you may have. Bid with confidence; this might be one of the best finds on the market!

    BIOGRAPHY OF JIM OWEN
    Jim Owen (born April 21, 1941 in Robards, Kentucky) is an American singer-songwriter. When he was eight years old, Owen saw Hank Williams Sr sing and from that time he became completely fascinated by the star and his music. After completing his education, he worked variously as a journalist and as a golf coach until 1969 when, with Mel Tillis’ help, he relocated to Nashville Tennessee to work as a songwriter. Over the next few years, several artists had chart hits with his songs. These included ‘Too Lonely Too Long’ and ‘One More Drink’ (both Mel Tillis), ‘Little Boy’s Prayer’ (Porter Wagoner), ‘Sweet Baby On My Mind’ (June Stearns), ‘Southern Loving’ and ‘Broad Minded Man’ (both Jim Ed Brown), ‘The Telephone’ (Jerry Reed) and arguably the best-known of all, ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man’ (Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn). He never lost his obsession with Hank Williams and encouraged by his wife, who once dreamed that she saw Owen onstage at the Grand Ole Opry but that it was Williams’ voice that she heard coming from him, he began to recreate his idol as an impressionist or impersonator. He talked with people that had known or worked with Williams and practiced his mannerisms and stage presentation. In 1976, he presented "Hank," a one-hour PBS television special that won him an Emmy award for the best show of the year on public television. He then produced a 90-minute one-man live stage show: "An Evening With Hank Williams" which had backing tracks provided by Hank’s band: "The Drifting Cowboys." He commenced touring extensively with the show and regularly drew audiences of thousands at countless venues. He also starred in the 1980 film: "Hank Williams: The Man And His Music" for which he received an Emmy nomination. In 1978, his Epic recording of "Lovesick Blues" recorded with the "Drifting Cowboys" was a minor chart hit and in the early 1980s, he scored two more minor hits with ‘Ten Anniversary Presents’ and ‘Hell Yes, I Cheated’. In 1985, he wrote and produced a 10-hour Hank Williams radio show which, on New Year’s Day was broadcast on various U.S. stations as a tribute. Owen has also appeared as Williams for the noted "Legends In Concert" at the Imperial Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada and made many appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, including a special one on January 1, 1993, the 40th anniversary of Williams’ death, which gained him a standing ovation. He continued to tour into the 1990s, still writes songs and, at times, works as an auctioneer near his Henderson, Tennessee home. He is also noted for his collection of classic cars. Legendary singer and songwriter Jim Owen mentioned at Music of Missouri has been entertaining audiences with his comedy and award winning musical talent for years in Branson, Missouri. He performs many of the songs he has written for numerous country music stars which have become classics. You will be amazed at how many of your country favorites were written by this talented songwriter. Owen won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Hank Williams Sr. in a made for TV movie that he both wrote and starred in. His show is complete with clips and songs of Hank as well as other legendary artists. Charlie Daniels once called Jim Owen country music's least known country superstar, and that might be true in some cases but he is certainly well known by true country music fans all over the world. In 2012, Owen had only 45 shows scheduled although most years he tops 150. Performances in Branson were curtailed following the 2012 Leap Day tornado outbreak.
    *Not to be confused with Jim Owen who was the Mayor of Branson for 12 years.* Year: 1957 Make: Ford Model: Thunderbird Color: Colonial White VIN: E7FH257378 Mileage: 26,123 Stock Number: 406272
    Engine: 312 cid 270 hp Transmission: Automatic Style: Convertible NADA VALUE $100,200.00 DISCOUNT $40,300.00 BUY IT NOW PRICE $59,900.00 Click For More Photos Why Buy? Financing Warranty Transportation/Shipping More

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. We are proud to offer some of the finest classic and luxury cars on the market today.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    We are located in St. Louis, Missouri and have been a family tradition for over 50 years while serving some of the most prestigious clients in the classic car industry. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. We are committed to ensuring that your purchase is handled with the utmost care. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.


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    High Retail: $100,200.00


    Year: 1957 Make: Ford Model: Thunderbird Click for More Information

    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a "100 Point" or "# 1" vehicle *.* "100 Point" or "# 1" vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    Vehicle may be sold by our dealership before the end of auction.

    Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $285 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).

    In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection, we will not only refund your deposit, but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.

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    All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle's brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer's workmanship or a previous owner's diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason, all vehicles are sold "AS IS". There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. reserves the right to end the auction at any time.

    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Our goal is to introduce you to a vehicle that fits your style and provide you with exemplary customer service. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

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