Thanks for taking a look at our awesome 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Presented in proper Thunderbird Copper, she is a stunner. Wearing a corrective repaint from early in the 60’s, she is a time capsule, preserved in top shape and pampered her entire life. That’s not sitting on a shelf in the museum rotting away. This girl was loved and driven.
Purchased new here in Burbank California in April of 1957, she remained with the same owner until 2015. Not many people preserve and enjoy a car for 58 years. She stayed in California through 2017 wearing her original California Black license plates before entering the Arizona collection of a gentleman who knew of and pursued the car for over ten years.
Rarity
The Thunderbird has been celebrated since her introduction. The 1957 model was clearly the apex of the line, never to be eclipsed again. Plenty of folks have rescued and rebuilt Thunderbirds over the years and those cars can be nice but absolutely nothing beats an original well maintained car. No rust ever and no excuses needed here.
Exterior
Thunderbird Copper in amazing condition. Polished to a deep lustre, the paint is stunning. The Chrome is perfect everywhere. Excellent panel fit, proper gaps. Trim in excellent nick. See the pictures and the video. Coker wide whites
Interior
Factory Thunderbird Copper in gorgeous condition. Everything works as it should including the optional:
Power Windows
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Windshield washer
Town and Country Radio
Dealer installed Clardy Air Conditioning
Martini ringer - When you have arrived at your home or office and park your Thunderbird on the turntable (Ala Dan Tanna in the TV show “Vega$”), you have a custom summons bell to alert staff of your presence. Our staff has been trained to present a shaken, not stirred, dry Martini within 5 minutes of the bell. Quite a nice feature.
Wheels, Tires
Coker tires
Full Shield wheel covers
Thunderbird Copper painted wheels
Engine
245 HP 312 CID Ford V8 wearing a Factory Engine Dress Kit and an Edelbrock carburetor. Dual exhaust with rear bumper outlets. Rebuilt Clardy AC compressor. California Smog EXEMPT. Runs strong.
Transmission
Automatic transmission. Fordomatic Drive
Braking, Suspension
Power assisted front disc,and rear drum brakes.
Trim
The trim is in excellent shape. See pics and video.
Glass
Glass is in excellent condition throughout. Power windows.
Odometer
The odometer indicates 89,654 original miles and operates properly.
DMV / Documentation
The California title is clear and clean. Two California Black license plates. Registered currently in Arizona with the real Copper plates that weigh a ton. Registration is current with no back fees. The car is insured as a classic.
Build Book
We include a binder with our cars. This one includes:
Original Retail Buyers Order and Invoice
Original Automobile Conditional Sales Contract
Factory Invoice
Factory Owners Manual
Factory Warranty and Service policy
Clardy AC Owners Guide
New car dealer documents
California title and registrations though 2015
Thunderbird club membership card.
Photo CD
Hagerty Valuation
Vin Decode
Wiki
Comparables
These Thunderbirds have been on a lot of Bucket Lists and are always on offer at varied prices through standard media. What sets this car apart from the crowd is the meticulous care and maintenance that was a lifelong journey for the original owner. We have priced the car aggressively to sell and sell fast. This awesome TBird represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.
Inspection
Please come inspect this great Thunderbird before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 62 year old car. It is not a new soul sucking appliance like the Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your car.
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Financing
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Transportation
We use a Worldwide transport network. Our cars regularly go to the east coast. Several have gone to Europe lately. We can help with setting up whatever you need. There is a page on our website dedicated to shipping information here here
Please, no after auction games. Please have your permissions and funds in order before bidding.
More Photos
Thanks for checking out our listing. We have extensive pictures of this car on our website here here
Links
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Seller notes:
Year: 1957 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): D57H258435
Mileage: 86700 Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Ford Transmission: Automatic
Model: Thunderbird Body Type: Convertible
Trim: Sport Coupe Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 312 V8 Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Options: Convertible
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows Exterior Color: Thunderbird Copper
Interior Color: Thunderbird Copper

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