1957 Thunderbird "E" Code
- Make: Ford
- Model: Thunderbird
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 2 door convertible w/port hole top
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 61,000
- Color: Gun metal grey w/ Black top
- Engine size: 312, 2 x 4 Carburetors
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Power brakes and power steering, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Gas
- Interior color: Red and grey
- Safety options: Factory seat belts
- Options: Port hole top, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Our '57 T-bird is a survivor car and is pretty much the way my mother purchased the car in 1970. It has been in the family ever since. It is an "E" code with 2 X 4 barrel carbs. from the factory. There were only 1300+ "E" code T-birds made in 1957. Car was said to belong to Mitch Miller the legendary band leader who performed in the resorts of the Catskill Mountains in NYS. Unfortunately we do not have documentation to back this up. The story goes that Mitch sold this car to his cousin who lived in Kinderhook NY (just south of our area). The cousin sold it to a local man who ran a body shop. My mother purchased it from this man. (Attached is a picture of the radio where you can see hand-written "Miller" on it).
T&C radio PS PW PB and P seats. The car comes with both tops. There is some checking on the hard top. The black convertible top is in good condition and is believed to be the original one. Body paint is worn in spots and believed to have been repainted in the 60’s - could use new paint. Body is solid with some rust underneath. Engine is a 312 with 61K original miles never rebuilt lots of power. Carburetors were overhauled recently. Exhaust system fuel pump and power assist cylinder front shocks and lower ball joints were replaced a few years back. Radial tires were placed a while back as well. The front end has been aligned and it is solid. It has been properly maintained and it is a good solid original car; excellent driver with a lot of power @ 270 HP. What is nice about this car is you turn the key and go. Rather than have it set we have been driving this car to the local shows and Hemming's cruise-ins since my mother passed a few years back.
A few items that need some attention are the clock and rpm gauge. The T&C radio works but the scan is a little “flaky” when trying to do areturn. Driver window has a crack.Dash padding is loose.
The pinstriped paint was added in the late sixties by the body shop owner. There are 2 pinstripes one on the hood and one on the trunk. Chrome is original with spot of rust on rear bumpers. Car was appraised locally by Jerry Linen at $58K a few years back.This is an original car not a restoration. We are looking for a good home for this car as it was very special to my mother.Buyer inspection is recommended prior to auction ending.Shipping is not included in the award of successful bid. It is the buyers responsibile for picking up and shipping costs.