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1957 Ford Thunderbird

Highest Bid:
$67,000

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

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1957 Ford Thunderbird

High Bidder:  JimThurmond

Auction Type:  Reserve

Highest Bid: $67,000 (USD)

End Date:

$812.58*/month for 120 months at 7.99% APR *Financing estimate provided by Woodside Credit


Chassis/VIN:

D7FH248054

Location:

Granbury, Texas

Odometer:

40,815 (Mi)

Lot Number:

22430142

Engine:

312ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

Highest Bid: $67,000 (USD)

$812.58*/month for 120 months at 7.99% APR *Financing estimate provided by Woodside Credit

High Bidder:  JimThurmond

Auction Type:  Reserve

Ends In:

End Date:

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Chassis/VIN:

D7FH248054

Location:

Granbury, Texas

Odometer:

40,815 (Mi)

Lot Number:

22430142

Engine:

312ci V8

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Automatic

Carfax:

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Vehicle Story

This professionally restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible was the recipient of a complete frame-off overhaul from the Amos Minter first-generation Thunderbird specialty facility in Dallas, Texas. The refurbishment included work to the body, interior, and drivetrain. Power comes from a rebuilt 312ci Y-block V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a color-matched removable hardtop, a tonneau cover, a Town and Country radio, and chrome wire wheels with whitewall tires. Finished in Torch Red over a matching vinyl interior, this Thunderbird is now offered with an owner’s manual, documentation, and a clear Texas title in the seller’s name.

In 1955, the Thunderbird entered the marketplace as a two-seat personal luxury car. Revisions were made to the bumpers, tailfins, and grille for 1957. This Thunderbird from that year underwent a complete frame-off restoration under the direction of Amos and Justin Minter, who specialize in first-generation Thunderbird rebuilds. Fresh Torch Red paint was applied to the body, which features a hood scoop, front fender grates, wheel skirts, tailfins, and a backup lighting system. A color-matched removable hardtop with porthole windows is included with the sale.

Chrome 14-inch wire wheels are wrapped in whitewall tires. Steering is power-assisted. Braking comes from a dual-circuit master cylinder and power-assisted front discs and rear drums.

The two-seat interior is fitted with Torch Red vinyl bench upholstery, matched to the lap belts, door panels, dash, carpeting, and Thunderbird-branded floor mats. Options include a four-way Dial-o-Matic power seat, power windows, air conditioning, and a Town and Country push-button radio. The trunk is lined with a plaid vinyl mat and contains a spare tire.

Instrumentation is held within an engine-turned aluminum bezel and includes a 140-mph speedometer, a 5K-rpm tachometer, an analog clock, and gauges for the fuel level and coolant temperature. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 40K miles, although the seller is not sure the odometer rolled over. It was not zeroed out after the engine was rebuilt.

The rebuilt 312ci Y-block V8 was rated at 245 horsepower and draws power from an Optima battery. The engine bay is dressed in chrome accents. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a floor-shifted 3-speed automatic transmission.

Photos showing the underside are available in the carousel.

The sale includes an owner’s manual and documentation.

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Comments & Questions

June 13, 2022
12:13 PM

BID: $67,000

June 13, 2022
12:13 PM

BID: $65,000

June 13, 2022
12:08 PM

BID: $64,000

June 13, 2022
12:05 PM

BID: $61,000

June 13, 2022
12:03 PM

BID: $60,000

June 13, 2022
11:58 AM

BID: $58,500

June 13, 2022
11:31 AM

BID: $57,500

June 13, 2022
11:25 AM

BID: $55,750

June 13, 2022
09:01 AM

BID: $55,000

June 13, 2022
05:34 AM

@TxRedBaron – Tell your brothers to pony up if they want to have a ride in the nicest 57 T-Bird they will ever know! ...

@TxRedBaron .. military discount? .. senior citizen? .. AAA? .. Costco? : )

June 13, 2022
05:22 AM
Seller

@stevenwham – Checking my bank balances now .. broke my piggy bank open & counted all my change .. checking my home equity line of credit .. checking with my brothers for loan availability ...

Tell your brothers to pony up if they want to have a ride in the nicest 57 T-Bird they will ever know!

June 13, 2022
05:05 AM

Checking my bank balances now .. broke my piggy bank open & counted all my change .. checking my home equity line of credit .. checking with my brothers for loan availability

June 11, 2022
02:16 PM
Seller

@davidwegman – thx ...

You’r welcome, you better bid big before someone beats you 😉

June 11, 2022
01:49 PM

@TxRedBaron – No frame for the soft top. it could be added. ...

thx

June 11, 2022
06:19 AM

One of the coolest classic car listings I've ever seen .. just a remarkable restoration of a remarkable model .. big time eye candy! .. thanks

June 10, 2022
07:54 PM
Seller

@galleryt – All these photographs appear to be taken at Minters before purchase in 2020. Is the car still in the same condition and are the pics shown a true representation of it's current state? ...

The car is just like the pictures show. Most of the pictures were at Minters except the interior pictures and the pictures of the VIN Data plate and the other stuff , I Just took.

June 10, 2022
07:22 PM

All these photographs appear to be taken at Minters before purchase in 2020. Is the car still in the same condition and are the pics shown a true representation of it's current state?

June 10, 2022
10:48 AM

BID: $52,000

June 10, 2022
10:34 AM

BID: $49,000

June 10, 2022
10:19 AM

BID: $48,000

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