1957 Ford Thunderbird California Convertible-Data Plate Match-Hard -Saft Top

Price: US $54,000.00 Item location: Irvine, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: "Data Plate Match" Frame Off Restoration
  • Type: Convertible- Hard Top - Saft Top
  • Trim: ...Data Plate Match..." Frame Off Restoration"
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 10,200
  • VIN: D7FH146666
  • Color: Coral Sand - Colonial White
  • Engine size: 312 CID 245 HP “Y-Block” V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Colonial White
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1957 Ford Thunderbird ...Data Plate Match..." Frame Off Restoration"

1957 Ford Thunderbird California Convertible...

It captured the hearts of America, brought people into Ford showrooms so they could see it first hand and marvel at the craftsmanship of this fine automobile. Part of the first generation Thunderbird, The1957 Convertible would be the third and final year for the original two passengers Thunderbird, and some feel the third year was the best one yet. After 57 Ford would do away with the two seater sporty personal car. Stunning restoration of a car with California history The Thunderbird Convertible created a market niche that eventually became known as the personal luxury car.

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Meticulously Rotisserie Restored 13 years ago and recently through a major service, this American classic has an ULTRA straight body finished in gorgeous Ford Starmist Coral Sand - Colonial White interior and new White cloth soft top. the Thunderbird Special 312 CID 245 HP "Y-Block" V8 engine with Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission. Engine compartment and chassis are highly detailed. Options include the 312 CID 245 HP "Y-Block" V8 Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission, power steering, Aftermarket AM/FM radio, heater and defroster, engine dress-up chrome kit, power brakes, pristine fender skirts, 205/75/-R15 Wide white wall tires mounted on .

The iconic exterior of the 1957 Thunderbird has many styling elements that were seen on other Ford models at the time, including the front fenders and quarter panels. The 1957 Thunderbird stands out from the other T-birds with its slanted tail fins along the quarter panels. The front of the car had browed headlamps, a tasteful hood scoop, and an egg crate grille. The parking lamps sat on the front bumper and the exterior was rounded, with functional air vents. This true California car drives like a dream; feels and performs very tightly. There are no kinks, noises or thuds alike, all you hear is the wonderful and powerful sound of the roaring engine.

This classic beauty was meticulously rotisserie restored to perfect condition in year 2005 and recently went through a major service maintenance which serviced all the fuel system, brake system and mechanical system which includes replacing the brake lines, drums and shoes, fuel lines, fuel pump, fuel filter, coil, carburetor was completely serviced, as well as a fresh tune up .The undercarriage is as beautiful as it was when it first came off the line, very tidy, neat and clean.

She drives straight and true with power and elegance. There is no swaying to the left or right and she has a very solid body. While cruising down the coastline of PCH along Malibu, there was not one eye or compliment that was not paid to her exquisite looks and drive.

Classic Thunderbird Data Plate Decoder http://www.tbird.org/DataPlate/cdata.htm

.If you are in the Southern California area please feel free to arrange for a test drive before the auction ends.

If I can answer any other questions please feel free to call me at any time Kevin.. 714 402 4548


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).


Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 10 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.

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This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or she as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

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