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1957 Ford Thunderbird Dual Quad

Sale price: $16,600.00 make an offer

Car location: Villa Park, Illinois, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Ford
Model: Thunderbird
Year: 1957
Type: --
Color: Gunmetal Gray
Mileage: 7
Engine: 312
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Dual Quad
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clean
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1957 Ford Thunderbird Dual Quad for sale

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1957 Ford Thunderbird, E-Code 3-Speed Manual, Frame-Off Restoration, Perfection

Stock #:

52

Exterior Color:

Gunmetal Grey

Interior Color:

Red

Transmission:

3 speed manual

Fuel Type:

Gas

Engine:

312

Mileage:

7

I am pleased to offer this absolutely gorgeous and beautifully restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird complete with porthole hardtop.  This is an E-Bird with the factory dual quad carb setup and all #'s matching.  This Thunderbird received a nut and bolt restoration and is offered today in immaculate condition.  There is no better color combination in my opinion than this car in gunmetal gray with red interior (pleated flame vinyl).  The pictures don't lie and they tell a wonderful story.  This beauty has been driven approx. 7 miles since the completion of the restoration which was done approx. 10 years ago.  It has been recommissioned from being on display and now runs and drives beautifully.  VIN # is E7FH272716.

Scored 295 out of 300 at a Thunderbird National show,  this E-Bird is correct in every way and is a senior level Thunderbird CTCI  (Classic Thunderbird Club International) National Club judged example.  If you're looking for a turnkey show winner, look no further.



This 1957 Ford Thunderbird “E-Code” is a fantastic example of one of the most well-known Thunderbird models produced.



The condition of this car is near perfect, being the subject of a complete frame-off restoration. Every nut and bolt was restored or replaced with correct N.O.S. Thunderbird parts. The owner notes that he's either the fourth or fifth owner from new. The car was restored in the mid 2010's by a Thunderbird marque expert and is a numbers matching and original car. Every number on the car, from the motor to the transmission to the rear end, etc., is original to the car and correct.



Please note, the owner has the original Ford invoice for this car, the Original VIN tag, and photographic documentation of the restoration.




This car still retains a host of important and rare options available on a Thunderbird at the time, including:



-Dual 4 Barrel Carburetor 312 CI Engine



-3-Speed Manual Transmission (a special option and transmission specifically made for the dual-quad engine option.



-Auxiliary Hardtop



-Power Seats



-Engine Dress Kit



-Heater and Defroster



-Signal Seeking Radio



-Full Wheel Covers



BODY:



This Thunderbird wears its factory correct gunmetal grey paint, and was re-painted when the car was restored. All of the body panels were, and still are ripple, dent, and rust free and don't appear to have ever had any sort of body or accident damage.



The glass and seals are in excellent condition and there are no leaks evident. The windshield is original and also in very nice condition.



The body trim, including the stainless steel, chrome, and rubber, is all in excellent condition. Everything was attended to under restoration.



The hard top was restored in the same manner as the rest of the car. The porthole windows and trim are in perfect condition as is the headliner and all of the associated hardware and brightwork.



INTERIOR:



The interior was also the subject of intensive restoration, and is trimmed in the original color and code of red. The seating areas are in beautiful restored condition, with no wear evident. The door panels are also in the same condition.



All of the accessories, are in perfect working condition. The original signal seeking radio is in place and working, along with the power seat.



All of the windows roll up and down and work perfectly. The trunk is in stunning condition, the trunk covering is in new condition with no rips, tears, or missing pieces, and the spare tire, jack, and associated tools are accounted for and in very nice condition.



UNDERCARRIAGE:



The underside of the car is exactly what a restored show car should look like. A very solid and very well preserved car was the subject of this restoration, and it shows, with no evidence of any accident damage. It is in show condition.



ENGINE and ENGINE COMPARTMENT:



The powerplant in this Thunderbird is the original 312 CI V-8 engine. It has been completely restored and rebuilt to the original specifications and as you can see from the photos, very well restored. All aspects of the motor are in perfect working order, and the compression ratio is exactly where it should be.



The engine bay has been restored to original specifications with all components in operational condition. Every detail of the engine compartment is “Ford Correct” and beautifully presented, down to the N.O.S. “trashcan” fuel filter and the original dual quad air cleaner cover, which has the correct raised “dimple” in the forward center of the cover. It would be difficult to find an engine compartment with a better presentation.



TRANSMISSION:



The manual transmission in this car is in perfect working order and functions as a restored car should and has been completely rebuilt. It is the original 3 speed transmission to the car and very special, as there is a particular 3 speed that was mated to the dual-quad engine option in 1957.



TIRES, WHEELS, and BRAKES:



The tires are in very nice condition and are virtually new. They are the correct and original size replacement for the 1957 Thunderbird, with the correct whitewall and proper load rating. The wheels are the original Thunderbird wheels and full wheel covers original to the car, and specified on the invoice.



The entire braking system has been gone through recently to ensure every part works as it should.



OVERALL DRIVING IMPRESSIONS:



This Thunderbird runs and drives as should – It's barely broken in! The 8-cylinder powerplant runs and accelerates smoothly and very quickly and the transmission shifts as it should.



The car drives around town and on the open road with no squeaks, creaks, or rattles. It needs absolutely nothing to drive, show, and enjoy. All of the mechanical aspects of the car work as they should.



PLEASE NOTE:



This Thunderbird still retains all of its original or N.O.S. components! This means the engine, transmission, rear end, etc. are original or correct to the car. All of the numbers, markings, etc., are correct. THIS CAR HAS NEVER BEEN MODIFIED IN ANY WAY. It is an original and very special car that, as evidenced by the low mileage and condition, has been driven very sparingly and properly cared for. If you've never driven a Thunderbird of this period, you are in for a treat with this one!



If you are serious about purchasing this vehicle, I encourage you to West Suburban Chicago and come take a look, and drive it. I can also provide you with additional photos of any specific part.



You or your mechanic are also welcome to put the car on a lift, located where the car is stored, and perform any drivetrain inspection you wish, including a compression check.


If the photos appear distorted in this listing, please copy and paste the link below to see full undistorted photos:

inventory/listing/1957-ford-thunderbird-e-code-3-speed-manual-frame-off-restoration-4-owners-from-new-perfect-running-condition/

Vehicle Description

I am pleased to offer this absolutely gorgeous and beautifully restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird complete with porthole hardtop.  This is an E-Bird with the factory dual quad carb setup and all #'s matching.  This Thunderbird received a nut and bolt restoration and is offered today in immaculate condition.  There is no better color combination in my opinion than this car in gunmetal gray with red interior (pleated flame vinyl).  The pictures don't lie and they tell a wonderful story.  This beauty has been driven approx. 7 miles since the completion of the restoration which was done approx. 10 years ago.  It has been recommissioned from being on display and now runs and drives beautifully.  VIN # is E7FH272716.

Scored 295 out of 300 at a Thunderbird National show,  this E-Bird is correct in every way and is a senior level Thunderbird CTCI  (Classic Thunderbird Club International) National Club judged example.  If you're looking for a turnkey show winner, look no further.



This 1957 Ford Thunderbird “E-Code” is a fantastic example of one of the most well-known Thunderbird models produced.



The condition of this car is near perfect, being the subject of a complete frame-off restoration. Every nut and bolt was restored or replaced with correct N.O.S. Thunderbird parts. The owner notes that he's either the fourth or fifth owner from new. The car was restored in the mid 2010's by a Thunderbird marque expert and is a numbers matching and original car. Every number on the car, from the motor to the transmission to the rear end, etc., is original to the car and correct.



Please note, the owner has the original Ford invoice for this car, the Original VIN tag, and photographic documentation of the restoration.




This car still retains a host of important and rare options available on a Thunderbird at the time, including:



-Dual 4 Barrel Carburetor 312 CI Engine



-3-Speed Manual Transmission (a special option and transmission specifically made for the dual-quad engine option.



-Auxiliary Hardtop



-Power Seats



-Engine Dress Kit



-Heater and Defroster



-Signal Seeking Radio



-Full Wheel Covers



BODY:



This Thunderbird wears its factory correct gunmetal grey paint, and was re-painted when the car was restored. All of the body panels were, and still are ripple, dent, and rust free and don't appear to have ever had any sort of body or accident damage.



The glass and seals are in excellent condition and there are no leaks evident. The windshield is original and also in very nice condition.



The body trim, including the stainless steel, chrome, and rubber, is all in excellent condition. Everything was attended to under restoration.



The hard top was restored in the same manner as the rest of the car. The porthole windows and trim are in perfect condition as is the headliner and all of the associated hardware and brightwork.



INTERIOR:



The interior was also the subject of intensive restoration, and is trimmed in the original color and code of red. The seating areas are in beautiful restored condition, with no wear evident. The door panels are also in the same condition.



All of the accessories, are in perfect working condition. The original signal seeking radio is in place and working, along with the power seat.



All of the windows roll up and down and work perfectly. The trunk is in stunning condition, the trunk covering is in new condition with no rips, tears, or missing pieces, and the spare tire, jack, and associated tools are accounted for and in very nice condition.



UNDERCARRIAGE:



The underside of the car is exactly what a restored show car should look like. A very solid and very well preserved car was the subject of this restoration, and it shows, with no evidence of any accident damage. It is in show condition.



ENGINE and ENGINE COMPARTMENT:



The powerplant in this Thunderbird is the original 312 CI V-8 engine. It has been completely restored and rebuilt to the original specifications and as you can see from the photos, very well restored. All aspects of the motor are in perfect working order, and the compression ratio is exactly where it should be.



The engine bay has been restored to original specifications with all components in operational condition. Every detail of the engine compartment is “Ford Correct” and beautifully presented, down to the N.O.S. “trashcan” fuel filter and the original dual quad air cleaner cover, which has the correct raised “dimple” in the forward center of the cover. It would be difficult to find an engine compartment with a better presentation.



TRANSMISSION:



The manual transmission in this car is in perfect working order and functions as a restored car should and has been completely rebuilt. It is the original 3 speed transmission to the car and very special, as there is a particular 3 speed that was mated to the dual-quad engine option in 1957.



TIRES, WHEELS, and BRAKES:



The tires are in very nice condition and are virtually new. They are the correct and original size replacement for the 1957 Thunderbird, with the correct whitewall and proper load rating. The wheels are the original Thunderbird wheels and full wheel covers original to the car, and specified on the invoice.



The entire braking system has been gone through recently to ensure every part works as it should.



OVERALL DRIVING IMPRESSIONS:



This Thunderbird runs and drives as should – It's barely broken in! The 8-cylinder powerplant runs and accelerates smoothly and very quickly and the transmission shifts as it should.



The car drives around town and on the open road with no squeaks, creaks, or rattles. It needs absolutely nothing to drive, show, and enjoy. All of the mechanical aspects of the car work as they should.



PLEASE NOTE:



This Thunderbird still retains all of its original or N.O.S. components! This means the engine, transmission, rear end, etc. are original or correct to the car. All of the numbers, markings, etc., are correct. THIS CAR HAS NEVER BEEN MODIFIED IN ANY WAY. It is an original and very special car that, as evidenced by the low mileage and condition, has been driven very sparingly and properly cared for. If you've never driven a Thunderbird of this period, you are in for a treat with this one!



If you are serious about purchasing this vehicle, I encourage you to West Suburban Chicago and come take a look, and drive it. I can also provide you with additional photos of any specific part.



You or your mechanic are also welcome to put the car on a lift, located where the car is stored, and perform any drivetrain inspection you wish, including a compression check.


If the photos appear distorted in this listing, please copy and paste the link below to see full undistorted photos:

https://www.ronsusser.com/inventory/listing/1957-ford-thunderbird-e-code-3-speed-manual-frame-off-restoration-4-owners-from-new-perfect-running-condition/

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Be sure to visit my website at www.ronsusser.com.  Lots of great cars, motorcycles, watches, artwork, collectibles to browse.

Take advantage of proxy bidding:
Don't loose the vehicle at the last minute! There have been many people who have lost bids in the past because they were not familiar with proxy bidding. When you bid, bid the maximum amount that you are willing to spend on the vehicle. Each time someone bids higher than your last bid, eBay will automatically increment your bid by the minimum bid amount until it reaches your maximum. Don't get stuck loosing a good deal!

Testimonials – Bid with Confidence

Read what a buyer has to say about the quality of my service after he purchased a great 1988 Lotus Esprit S4 Turbo“AAA+++, This is the way Ebay is supposed to work. Everybody is happy!!! Thanks.”

Read what a buyer has to say about the quality of my service after he purchased a beautiful 1970 Mercedes 280SL.“My acquisition of a vehicle with Ron conducting the transaction went without a single problem. The description of the car was complete, informative and quite accurate. There were no surprises. All my questions and concerns were promptly addressed. His attention to details continued beyond the actual sale until the car was safely in my garage. As a new buyer I had only a positive experience and recommend him to the eBay community without reservation.”

Read what another buyer had to say when he received his 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.“Car better than expected, Ron is prompt, friendly and honest, Highly Recommend!!”

Read what another person who purchased an '88 Mercedes 560SL had to say“Thanks, Ron, for your prompt, courteous and honest service. I've been looking for the right '88-'89 MB 560SL for the past three years – you found it for me! I couldn't be more pleased with the responsive, highly professional manner in which you handled my special needs. I'll buy from you again”.

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