First generation Thunderbirds are all about style, and this 1957 T-Bird does it the best. With an unbeatable factory color combination, amazing interior, correct 312 V8 under the hood, and presented exceptionally clean everywhere, this is desire on wheels. This car is so clean, and so well restored, it just might be the cleanest 57 T-Bird we've ever had at Streetside Classics-it's that nice!
One of the world's most beloved cars, there's just no way to make a '57 Thunderbird look .....
bad. But when you get it right, they can be downright amazing, and the high-quality finish on this two-seater is a testament to a life well lived. The professional repaint of the factory-correct code-F Starmist Blue looks stunning. It's set off with uniform gaps all around (particularly the hard-to-fit doors), and the optional fender skirts make it look long and sleek. Nice chrome accentuates this '50s icon, and the exhaust still exits neatly through the rear bumper. The bright factory wheel covers with white F-O-R-D centers look great and match perfectly with the whitewall tires. Plus, the darker blue folding top gives this American icon a touch of European flair.
The two tones of blue on the exterior (when the top is up) is a theme that continues on the inside, too. And you'll really love showing off how the lighter blue on the seat inserts and door cards seamlessly matches the exterior color. Style and luxury were the true hallmarks of this classic, and that's why it came with rare features for its time, like the power seat and power windows. Not only do those function perfectly, but so do other original components like the heat/defrost and courtesy light. It's all displayed in an engine-turned panel that flows across both doors and the dash. This frames many of the intricate styling touches such as logo embossed side panels and the power steering wheel. Beyond that you could see the Thunderbird was getting serious about competing with the Corvette with its full gauge package, including the large speedometer prominently in the center.
The larger D-code 312 cubic-inch V8 was a nice option in '57. It has been cared for just like the rest of this immaculate T-Bird with tidy hoses, big red block, and shiny components. Of course what really gets this motor noticed is the factory dress-up kit with finned valve covers and a chrome air cleaner. Make sure you look at the undercarriage photos to see that this high level of presentation is not just in the engine bay, but also throughout the whole car. But as much as this is a show-stopping T-Bird, it was also meant for cruising with great features like the power steering, two-speed Ford-O-Matic auto transmission, and highway-friendly rear gears.
This car shows off its cherished quality right down to the included owner's manual. It's the concours-quality Thunderbird that you can pick up from us on a Saturday and win your first trophy on Sunday. Indeed, this car is actually much nicer than even Ford ever built it! So hurry before someone else snaps up your perfect T-Bird. Call today!!!