1957 Ford Thunderbird

Phase I Supercharged D/F

Summary

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

Description

RM Auctions: Automobiles of Arizona
January 16, 2009
ADMISSION:
Admission to this sale requires the purchase of the offical auction catalog for $100. The catalog will admit two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry.
AUCTION LOCATION
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
24th Street & Missouri
Phoenix, Arizona
85016 USA
SALE DATES:
January 16, 2009
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
(viewing starts at 9:00 AM)
PREVIEW DATES:
January 15, 2009
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 16, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Estimate:
$300,000-$350,000 US
300bhp, 312 cubic inch overhead valve V8 engine with Phase I McCulloch VR57 supercharger, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102"
The Thunderbird presented here may very well be one of the rarest postwar cars produced by the Ford Motor Company. While it is generally accepted that the 194 Supercharged “F” Thunderbirds are among the rarest Fords, the construction of 15 hand-built sup