1957 Ford Thunderbird

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Colonial White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
The public got its first glimpse of the new Ford Thunderbird in February 1954 at the Detroit Auto Show; the mock-up displayed being close to what would eventually end up in production. It drew rave reviews from both the press and the public. On September 9th 1954 the first production Thunderbird rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn and in 1955 it proved an instant success, priced at around $3,500 for a nicely equipped example. Unlike the Corvette, it was powered by a V8 engine, with either manual or automatic transmission, had an adjustable steering wheel, roll-down windows, tachometer, clock, 150mph speedometer and ball-joint front suspension. It was marketed as a 'personal luxury' car and never was or ever meant to be a sports car.
This Thunderbird is finished in the classic colour Colanial white with beautiful white and black interior. The car has been beautifully restored and is described as in over