1957 Ford Thunderbird

Volo, IL 60073
United States

1957 Ford Thunderbird
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Category  Classic Cars

This gorgeous California Bird is better then it appears. It has major improvements that make it safer, more reliable and comfortable. If you ever tried getting in or out of a 2 seater bird, you know it's not easy. This one has been fitted with an original looking steering wheel with one big difference- it's smaller and on a tilt column! It makes getting in and out no problem. They were able to make the wheel smaller because this one was fitted with a modern rack & pinion power steering that is .....
effortless. It also has been upgraded with modern power disc brakes, upgraded cooling, radial tires and more. This is a clean California car loaded with features. **I just drove it and loved it. The car ran, and felt so smooth. It was comfortable and easy. I could drive it all day!

EXTERIOR: Sold new in Los Angeles, I purchased this from a collector in North Carolina that owned it 12 years. It has a solid, clean body. It is an older restoration that shows great. Repainted it's original Gunmetal Gray metallic color. It is glossy and presents very well but is aged with some crow's feet crackling. The chrome is shiny and straight with mild wear. Believe me the car is sharp looking, especially in the sunlight. The color matched rims have original style hubcaps and a set of radial whitewalls. The door jambs have been painted and detailed, weather strips and sill plates are replaced. It has an aftermarket convertible top with a rich dark blue German cloth. It compliments the color surprisingly well. It also has a restored porthole hardtop painted to match the body. The chrome, rubber and headliner were replaced. Upgraded with Halogen headlights and LED taillights.

INTERIOR: The red interior really pops and it looks great. The upholstery is excellent and feels like the cushions are new. The door panels and carpet have been replaced. Upgraded with Lloyds plush mats and red seatbelts with chrome buckles. The dash area is is excellent shape. Upgraded with a chrome Thunderbird retro stereo that has an aux plug. Like mentioned earlier the biggest improvement is the smaller wheel on a tilt column. Our 6'2" salesman just hopped in with ease! It also has optional power windows and seat. The owner's manual is in the glovebox.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The motor compartment is really sharp looking. It has the engine dress up kit which includes new chrome air cleaner, polished aluminum valve covers and chrome oil filler cap. The components all look proper and clean. Detailed with original decals, Ford hoses and clamps. There are some really worthwhile improvements in here. The carb was upgraded to a Holley 4 barrel, radiator upgraded to aluminum, new high flow water pump, brake master cylinder upgraded to a dual reservoir and a modern power steering was installed. There is a battery shut off.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Clean metal painted body color. It has complete gray plaid liner kit. It includes whitewall spare and the jack assembly. It also includes a car cover.

UNDERSIDE: California car and it is solid. All the metal looks original and clean. I couldn't find any patches or repairs. The front end was recently completely rebuilt. New shocks all around. It was also greatly improved with rack & pinion steering and disc brakes. Bottom of motor and Fordomatic trans are clean. Exhaust looks good, shocks look new.

This car is loaded and is documented with original invoice. Also has sales brochure. Great honest car that is an ideal driver because of it's upgrades.

Air conditioning
Power steering
Rack & pinion
Power disc brakes
Tilt smaller wheel
Convertible top
Porthole hardtop
Radial whitewalls
Power windows
Power seat
Retro stereo
Seat belts
Engine dress up
Original invoice
Owner's manual

Volo IL 60073
United States
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