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1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Show Car Two Tops New Paint A/C Auto PS PB PW

Sale price: $26,100.00 make an offer

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Date: 2016-09-11

Philip Wainman (from London) offered usd

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Show Car Two Tops New Paint A/C Auto PS PB PW for sale

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1957 Thunderbird

Restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

Show Car

7 Day No Reserve Auction

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This 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible show car is in excellent working condition. This car is rust free. all the body panels and sheet metal are in good shape. All the glass including the side windows and windshield are good. The car has been sanded down to bare metal before being repainted in pearl pink (original is Dusk Rose pink). We have owned this car for eight years now (acquired in 2006 with rebuilt engine). The car has 61. 65 miles (not sure if original since car is 57 years old). This car stands out because it was ordered with almost all available options back in 1957 as follows.

Ford D-Code 312 Y-Block V8 4V (240 HP) with engine dress up kit (aluminum valve covers. etc. ) Ford-O-Matic Transmission Masterglide Power Steering Swift Sure power brakes Power Windows Power Seats (Dial-a-matic controller included but needs to be reinstalled. this is the memory seat option not the normal power seat) Fender Skirts Full wheel covers Back up lights Both Hardtop and Softtop Dusk Rose Paint code (only around 600 1957 Thunderbirds were ordered in this color)

All the instrument gauges (except tachometer) and lights work. Even the clock works!

Aftermarket Sanden A/C R134A air conditioning system was installed by previous owner (blows cold and reliable)

Please call me at (323) 360-1988 if you have any questions. Re-listing since winning bidder did not have the funds to purchase the vehicle.


This Show Car was restored in 2008 and it has won a First Place Trophy at Ford Car Show in August 2009.

VIN Tag Data

VIN: D7FH348648

Body: 40A (Convertible)
Color: XX (Dusk Rose Pink)
Trim: XK (White)
Date: 05H
Trans: 3 (Ford-O-Matic transmission)
Axle: 1 (3. 10 to 1)

It won "Best 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible "

The car has been repainted using DuPont two stage paint (oil based. not water base) in 2008 and the interior was completely redone with new upholstery. door panels. new carpet and weatherstripping. All the window mechanisms were lubed before the new door panels were installed. As such. they roll up and down nicely.

The following parts and work have been done to the car during our ownership. In addition. several spare and original parts are included. Please see parts photos below.

Heavy Duty Optima Battery Four New Coker Tire White sidewall tires installed in 2008 (less than 1. 0 miles) Full size spare tire and bumper jack included New Edelbrock 600 CFM carburetor with electric choke (more reliable) New Horn Original Exhaust system Rebuilt Engine New fuel pump New grille and rechromed bumpers New 8 mm spark plug cables New Motorcraft distributor cap New brake pads all around New Air filter New Carpet and floor mats New weatherstripping all around New Fuel tank and fuel sending unit All the fluids have been replaced a few months ago new Bosch H4 Halogen headlights

I have the receipts for most of the above items and the work done on the vehicle

The rebuilt engine and original transmission run good. This car has been well taken care off and is always garaged. Own a piece of American History Today.

Be the New Proud Owner! Good Luck bidding!

Please understand that this vehicle is 57 years old. It has been restored but that does not mean it is a perfect trailer queen concourse car. This car is sold "as-is". Pre-purchase Inspections are welcome and preferred.

Terms and Conditions

This auction is set as a 7 Day auction With No Reserve. so please only serious bidding. The vehicle will be sold to the highest bidder - Auction will run it's full length. If you have any other questions. feel free to email me or call (323) 360-1988. I check my inbox for questions throughout the day. Clean California Title in hand.

Full payment must be sent within 7 business days. Payment methods accepted are either a bank wire. certified cashiers check or cash in person. No bank loans or credit cards excepted. Paypal can be used as a deposit. A nonrefundable deposit is due within 72 hours of auction end.

International Bidders: I am willing to sell Worldwide & familiar with the process. I understand it can take time & patience to finish a transaction. I am willing to help in any way to make it an easy sale & have all the information needed on hand. I can help out with any shipping needs. I'm located in West Hollywood. not too far away from many of the huge transport companies including Stanton. Wilmington. Carson. Gardenia  & Compton. I can have it stored as long as it is paid for in full. Please ask any questions prior to bidding.

Contact Steve @ CFR for domestic/import shipping +1 (323) 645-4242 or visit  CFR Rinkens online. I can have it dropped off at their terminal to save you money.

Contact Cindy Stock @ Dan Transport for domestic shipping quotes Phone: 209-888-5147

U. S Shipping: I can help out with any shipping needs if requested. I can store it as well as long as it is paid for in full. I recommend Bernie @ Dependable Auto Shippers. I can have it taken there to save you money on your end. Bernie at DAS can be reached at (310) 525 - 2259. Soon as you paid for the car. I can drop it off within a day or two.

Brief History

The 1957 Thunderbird was arguably the best 1950s T-Bird two-seater. although it lacked the clean lines of the first two models. It had a new combination front bumper/grille and longer rear end. which again enclosed the spare tire. Rear fenders had modest canted fins. as did regular 1957 Fords because Ford wanted to maintain the potent Thunderbird sales influence on regular models.

A new instrument panel from full-sized Fords had gauges nestled under a cowl. and arriving were options such as the Dial-O-Matic power seat. which automatically went to a pre-set position when the car was started.

A manual-transmission T-Bird still had the 292-cubic-inch V-8. but its horsepower jumped to 212. Also offered was a 312-cubic-inch V-8 with 245. 270 or 285 horsepower. And there were 208 supercharged "F" Thunderbirds with the "312" V-8 that produced 300 to 340 horsepower. mainly for racing. A 1957 T-Bird hit 146. 3 mph during the Daytona Speed Weeks.

The Thunderbird was successfully turned into a four-seater for 1958 to improve sales and profits. But the two-seater had proved in the end that it could be a true high-performance car. if not a sports car.

Production for 1957 topped out at 21. 380. Around 600 of them were ordered in Dusk Rose Pink. Base convertible prices was $ 3. 08. 00

August 2009 Ford car show in Van Nuys. CA  


Vintage Thunderbird International Club Car Show September 2008 in Orange County. CA


  Clean California Title in hand                         Coker Tire Wide Whitewall tires Optional Fender Skirts Included     Interior Dashboard             AM/FM Cassette Radio works. A/C blows cold (Sanden R134A)     Headliner               Convertible Top included Top Down         D-code Ford Y-Block 312 V8 4V engine       Trunk   Undercarriage       New Fuel Tank Trophies. manuals. Brand New Ford NOS 1957 Air Cleaner. Mallory Tach Drive Distributor and Dial-a-matic controller included Rare Ford NOS 1957 Thunderbird Air Cleaner never used!   Mallory Tach Drive Distributor for Ford Y-Block V8   Dial-A-Matic Controller needs to be hooked up   OEM Original Seat Belts included Car was sanded down to bare metal during repaint     Engine Bay Data Tag Own a piece of American History!

If you have any questions. please feel free to call me at (323) 360-1988. Please note this car is also for sale locally. I reserve the right to end the auction early.





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