LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Ford was ultimately compelled into the two-seater sports-car craze by the Corvette. The Thunderbird was the perfect car to compete in the newly created two-seater marketplace. Sold to the American buyer as an upscale personal sports car, this sporty new convertible was designed to be comfortable and convenient with an emphasis on luxury. The Thunderbird became a wildly instant success and outsold the Corvette by a shocking 23-to-1 ratio in its amazing first production year. This ‘57 Thunderbird is a culmination of everything learned over three years of producing Ford two-seaters, and it presents in absolutely stunning fashion.
The Thunderbird offered here for sale was sold to its first owner by Hollywood Motors Inc. in Hollywood, California on August 14th, 1957 and lived the majority of its life on the West coast. This beautifully restored 1957 model Thunderbird is presented in a stunning Flame Red exterior complemented by a Flame Red interior and Tan convertible soft top. It is powered by a 312 cu in V8 engine with optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. This beautiful car also features many factory options sought after on early Thunderbirds including thunderbird engine dress up kit, tinted glass, rear fender skirts, Town and Country radio, action wipers, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and padded dash. During the car's ownership under a Classic Thunderbird Club Certified Master III Judge, it was beautifully restored, complete with show quality paint that has been wet sanded and polished to glass like reflection. The engine bay has been detailed to OEM specifications and presents beautifully. To finish off the gorgeous restoration is a set of Kelsey Hayes wire wheel covers with radial wide whitewall tires.
This Thunderbird is finished in a timeless color combination is sure to grab some attention on the road. It has been beautifully restored and would do as well at the local show as on the road. It also comes documented with dealer invoice, owner’s manual, restoration parts receipts, and much more. A very nice example of 50’s era styling and in a two-seater roadster ready for Sunday evening cruises!