West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely beautifully concours restored and therefore 'Concours d'Elegance' show ready example of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 Convertible in it's original 'Colonial White' factory color paint (code E), original 'Pleated Willow Vinyl' (trim code XM) color interior and factory ordered with the hard top and soft top and loaded with desirable factory specifications and options including;
Ford-o-matic automatic transmission ($257), Power brakes ($38), Power steering ($69), Power windows ($70), Engine dress kit, Magic air heater and defroster ($85), Original Town & Country radio ($100), Electric clock ($15), Full wheel covers, White sidewall tires ($30), Rear fender skirts, Dual horns, Dual exhausts, Removable Fiberglass Hardtop, Safety belts and it's original 312/245HP 4 BBL 'D' Code V8 engine!
The car will be sold with it's thick file of service records and records documenting the complete and full concours quality restoration of the car which was completed with absolutely no expense spared at the renown marque specialists 'Prestige Thunderbird' of Santa Fe Springs, CA. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously a garaged and cherished car both before and since the concours quality restoration.
The car has an extraordarily striking appearance with it's original factory color 'Colonial White' matched to a very rare and stunning 'Willow' color vinyl interior with a bench seat, automatic interior courtesy lighting, rayon loop carpeting, half-circle steering wheel horn ring, winged 'Thunderbird' front end emblem, stainless steel window surround moldings, dual horns, dual exhaust and a removable fiberglass hardtop!
The car's original 'D' Code 312 V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent. The transmission shifts smoothly though the gears and the power steering and power brakes make the car an absolute pleasure to drive. Four new whitewall radial tires have just been installed on brand new chrome wire wheels with matching center caps. All the chrome was removed and re-chromed.
This car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! Please note that the car also boasts its original spare wheel and jack in the trunk along with original trunk spec lining!
This is a rare opportunity to own an absolutely beautifully restored and superb and truly striking original Dearborn, MI built (as is true of all Thunderbirds!) car. It is also a great daily driving example of an original 1957 Thunderbird with it's original highly desirable 312 V8 'D code' engine and loaded with factory options including Power steering, Power brakes, Power windows, its original Port Hole hard top, new Canvas soft top, original 'Town & Country' radio, heater and defroster and electric clock!
A near perfect example restored by one of the most respected Thunderbird restorers in the country and ready for any T-Bird enthusiast or collector of a very striking turn-key ready example of the T-Bird's finest year for any classic American car collector!