<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124

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Lot 33
1957 Ford Thunderbird

Sold for US$ 53,200 inc. premium
1957 Ford Thunderbird
Chassis no. E7FH169124

312ci OHV V8 Engine
Two 4-Barrel Holley Carburetors
245bhp at 4,500rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Desirable "E-Code" version with twin 4-Barrel carburetors and manual shift
*Beautifully restored example of the classic Thunderbird
*Finished in striking Bronze Metallic over Colonial White
*The last year of the 1st generation Thunderbird model


THE FORD THUNDERBIRD

Conceived to challenge Chevrolet's Corvette sports car, the iconic Thunderbird debuted in October 1954 and was one of the first models produced with Ford's new overhead-valve V8 engine. Introduced in two-seat "personal car" form, the Thunderbird was intended to appeal to image-conscious younger customers and beat the Corvette hands down in the sales war thanks to its superior V8 engine and greater refinement. There were few alterations made for the '56 model year, yet a more thoroughgoing re-style for 1957 saw the adoption of a longer tail section featuring prominent fins. Today, the original 1955-1957 Thunderbirds are among the most desirable and sought after of all post-war American automobiles.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This fine example of Ford's classic Thunderbird features the desirable "E-Code" high performance 312ci V8 with two 4-Barrel Holley carburetors which provides this luxurious Ford with substantial grunt. Furthermore, the car is fitted with the rare, optional 3-speed manual floor shift transmission, giving the car an even sportier appeal. Adding to the stylish nature of the automobile is the attractive combination of Bronze paint with a Colonial White interior. The known provenance of the Ford begins in 1996 when the previous owner purchased the car. Fifteen years after his acquisition, the Thunderbird found itself in the hands of the current owner, a prominent Los Angeles-based collector. Files on hand indicate a large amount of restorative work being conducted around 2011 to bring the car back to fine running order. Over $16,000 was invested in the project and the work was completed by Prestige Thunderbird Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, California. Presenting in wonderfully restored condition and fitted with the classic Town & Country radio, this lovely example is ready to enjoy at local car shows and events, or on a weekend drive.
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<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
<b>1957 Ford Thunderbird</b><br />Chassis no. E7FH169124
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