1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster The Thunderbird and the Corvette have a long and sorted history, with both initially competing for the same customer space. Eventually the Corvette went to racing, and the Thunderbird became the boulevard king. The ultimate getaway car from the kids with only 2 seats, as well as the option to have a hardtop traveler, or a convertible cruiser, it became the it car for mid 1950\'s suburbia. If you\'re looking for a sweet 50s-era classic that\'s valuable, fun to drive and has the ability to turn Main Street into an instant classic car show then this is it for you. The consignor builder of this car put his heart and soul into this restoration, leaving virtually no stones unturned. A labor of love that took all but 8 years, covered every aspect of this car, and now along with the post restoration years of enjoyment leaving the kids behind and motoring with just him and his wife, they created many memories with the fruits of his labors. Exterior Micrometer tolerance straight rust free steel panels covered in Ford Flame Red clad the exterior of this car. A white painted hardtop with porthole window caps the interior passenger compartment. The black canvas convertible top in new condition can be popped if you get caught in a shower while motoring with the top down. All plastic windows in the top are clear and blemish free. All brightwork, and chrome bumpers are in excellent condition. 14 inch chromed wire wheels with T-bird spinners are seen all around, and sport fat white sidewall striped tires. Panoramic wrap around front glass, hood scoop, side vents, small fins, jet age tail light styling, through bumper exhaust this car is the cat\'s nuts! Interior Mid fifties design drips from the interior, with a warm cream white manually operated vinyl bench seat spanning from door to door. This has an aftermarket console in its center which has a glovebox, some cupholders and serves as a nifty armrest. It resides beside the shift lever on the central hump. A machined aluminum front dash with round gauges has a warm white padded dash top with a semicircular visor overhang on the circular instrument clad drivers side. This dash seamlessly melts into the door panels which sport the machined aluminum and more warm vinyl for their coverings. Plush red carpeting with carpet floor mats looks like it has never seen the underside of a shoe. Door panels show power window controls, as well as manually operated wind wings added to the doors. A sweeping front windshield reminiscent of future bubble tops wraps the drivers compartment. Trunk is adorned with a sea of pristine red carpeting and it presents in near perfect condition. Drivetrain The consignor stated 1957 Thunderbird engine is a 292 cubic inch V-8, rated at 212 horsepower and supplied with the 3-speed automatic Ford-O-Matic transmission. This car has a Holley 4bbl feeding to fossils and air. It is covered by a shiny dinner plate styled air cleaner covering. On the back is a Ford 9 inch rear with 3.10 gears. We note finned Thunderbird rocker covers, and supple hoses all in a nicely restored engine bay. This mill is presenting well and ready to wow the crowd. Undercarriage Up on the lift plenty of nice black undercoating on the floor pans, rockers and wheel wells. A strong stable X frame which is also rust free holds up the car with ease. 4 wheel drum brakes are seen along with a red painted engine block showing no runs, drips, or errors. Dual exhaust evacuates engine gasses quicker than a passenger elevator in a high rise during a fire! Independent coil sprung front suspension and leaf springs for the back are there for the ride. All showroom quality under here. Drive-Ability Just a well done with passion car, and it drives as such. Fires right up, and handles nicely, curses smoothly, and has nice peppy acceleration. Stopping is no problem with the rebuilt brakes, and all functions are working as they should. PERFEC
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