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1957 Thunderbird E Bird Dual Quad Fully Restored
I am pleased to offer this striking fully restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird with factory 312 CI Motor, dual quads and 3-speed transmission with overdrive. VIN # E7FH227069.
This Ford Thunderbird is an example of one of the best years of the Thunderbird model run and represents a bygone era of Ford cars that will never be seen again…
The condition of this car is very nice and very well presented. The car shows very few signs of age and shows 76,000 miles on the odometer. Owner believes that he is the fourth owner from new.
Notable options include, power brakes and a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Please note that the car has a correct 3-speed manual transmission.
This Thunderbird wears the factory correct Torch Red paint, although the original color was Copper Bronze, according to the body tag. All of the body panels are ripple, dent, and rust free and have never had any sort of body or accident damage.
The paint is in very good overall condition, having been professionally restored approximately last year. There is no checking, fading, or cracking evident in the finish. The glass and seals are in excellent condition and there are no leaks evident.
The interior is trimmed in the correct white interior. The seating areas are in perfect condition, as are the door panels and dashboard. The carpet is factory correct and was recently installed.
All of the accessories, including the climate control, AM radio (factory installed), are in perfect working order. The owner also has a complete original factory air conditioning system (not installed in the car) that will be included in the sale. The new owner can easily install it in the car whenever he or she chooses.
All of the windows roll up and down and work perfectly. The trunk is in very nice condition, the trunk covering is in excellent condition with no rips, tears, or missing pieces, and the spare tire and wheel are in good condition.
The underside of the car is commensurate with a well cared for car. Again, it is extremely solid and very well preserved, with no evidence of any damage. While it has been previously restored a number of years ago and is no longer in concours condition, it is in very nice and presentable condition. A new gas tank, fuel and brake lines have also been recently installed.
ENGINE and ENGINE COMPARTMENT:
The powerplant in this Thunderbid is the original “E” Code 312 cubic inch motor with 270 horsepower. It was completely rebuilt approximately 1,000 miles ago. All aspects of the motor are in perfect working order and the compression ratio is exactly where it should be.
The engine bay is completely original, with all components in operational condition. Every detail of the engine compartment is “FoMoCo Correct” and well preserved. There is some very minor wear to certain painted surfaces due to age, but overall, it is very presentable.
TIRES AND WHEELS:
The tires are in new condition and do not show any wear. They are the correct and original style and size but are radials for comfort and safety.
The wheels are Kelsey Hayes Thunderbird wheels and are in like-new condition, with very minimal wear evident. All of the center caps are original with sharp graphics and are also in very nice condition.
OVERALL DRIVING IMPRESSIONS:
This Thunderbird runs and drives as it should – It’s barely broken in! The 312 CI V8 powerplant runs and accelerates smoothly and very quickly and the 3-speed transmission with overdrive shifts nicely.
The car drives around town and on the open road with no squeaks, creaks, or rattles. It has had all of the necessary service recently performed including oil-change, tune up, installation of new battery, and transmission and differential service. It needs absolutely nothing to drive, show, and enjoy. All of the mechanical aspects of the car work as they should be.
NOTES FROM THE RESTORER:
- Restoration was done in 2010
- Repainted in base coat clear
- Interior is in excellent condition
- Dashpad is new
- Chrome - 85% has been replaced
- Stainless has been polished
- New tires
- New gas tank
- New front and rear springs
- New shocks
- Completely rebuilt front end (upper and lower)
- Undercarriage from firewall forward is frame off
- Replacement outer rockers
- Very solid car
- Rebuilt motor and trans have less than 500 miles (done 10 years ago)
- New exhaust
- Distributor, generator and starter rebuilt
- #'s matching original per date codes
- Original dual quad carb setup correct to this motor
This 1957 Ford 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 THUNDERBIRD 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 during the last 54 years…
According to the seller, "this Thunderbird is the most solid, unmolested, and original example I have ever seen! 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 come, take a look, and drive it. I can also provide you with additional photos of any specific part that you request. You or your mechanic are also welcome to put the car on a lift and perform any drivetrain inspection you wish, including a compression check."
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1957 Thunderbird EBird
Original Build Sheet
- A super '57 E bird
- Very nicely restored
- A truly classic piece of American auto history
- Original build sheet to verify options
- Own it, drive it or show it - you'll be proud to own this car
I invite and encourage any interested party to inspect this car in the Chicago, IL. area.
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Terms & Conditions
This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.