MIGHT BE THE NICEST E-BIRD IN THE US, NUT-&-BOLT RESTO, 312/270 HP V8, DUAL QUAD

Price: US $122,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: E-Bird
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 8,579
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 312 V8
  • Power options: Power windows, Power seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Other
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Bird

Go ahead and get excited, ecause your eyes aren't deceiving you. This is a real-deal, ocumented E-code 1957 Thunderbird. That means dual quads atop the 312 cubic inch V8, nd with that in mind, he restoration was carried out to an extremely high standard. In a sea of early Thunderbirds, HIS is the one to own.It shouldn't surprise you that this car was restored to compete on the show field, nd we've never seen a 2-seat 'Bird as highly detailed as this one. They stuck to the original specifications with this one, iving it a coat of code F Starmist Blue paint, s it was new, lthough the quality and shine are simply astounding. For many, he '57 Thunderbird is a favorite, ith its more pronounced fins that were a part of the 1950s automotive landscape. It's been in the current owner's hands since 1979 and since a full restoration about 10 years ago, t has hardly been driven so it's very fresh. The chrome was treated to show-grade refinishing, nd every single component on the car was buffed and shined before it was reinstalled, o it glitters no matter where you look. It's also loaded with other unique features, ncluding a dealer-installed continental kit, riginal radio antenna on the deck lid, nd beautifully fitted fender skirts. This is a very impressive car.The interior is restored to the same standards using correct two-tone blue vinyl that does a pretty good impersonation of leather. The wide bench looks more like two close-coupled buckets and makes the sporty T-Bird strictly a 2-seater. Everything inside has been refinished to show standards, ncluding the gorgeous door panels, xceptional steering wheel, nd precisely detailed gauges. It's all quite correct, rom the neatly clustered instruments to the floor shifter for the Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission. For show purposes, here are no "updates" or modifications to any of the interior systems, nd even the original AM radio remains in its engine-turned panel in the dash. The spare tire moved back into the trunk for 1957, nd even with the continental kit, his one is neatly finished with a correct reproduction mat and full-sized spare tire with jack assembly. And yes, on't worry, his one comes with two tops, color-matched light blue hardtop with porthole and a beautifully fitted navy blue canvas convertible top with a crystal clear rear window.As nice as it is, his Thunderbird's status is almost entirely due to the E-code engine under the hood, omplete with dual quads. With 270 horsepower, t was a neat experiment in creating a Corvette-eater that could still cruise the streets of Beverly Hills. Topped by the distinctive air cleaner, he 312 cubic inch V8 was fully rebuilt to stock specs and fully detailed with a dress-up kit. Every detail is correct, rom the hardware securing the valve covers to the reproduction battery, nd it runs as it should with a healthy bark from the dual exhaust. You can see bright red engine paint on the oil pan from below, nd take a few minutes to enjoy the fully detailed chassis that's ready for the most demanding judges. Both power steering and power brakes make this E-Bird easy to handle and for style, othing compares to a set of chrome wire wheels wearing 205/75/14 Coker Classic wide whitewall radials.There are only a few Thunderbirds that are more desirable than this, nd they all have superchargers. If you've been looking for the one of these to complete your collection, his might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Call now!