1957 Ford Thunderbird

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Chassis No. P5FH251907

World's First Designated "Personal Luxury Vehicle"

Lifelong California "Black Plate" Car

Recently Uncovered from a San Francisco Garage

Remarkably Original & Solid Example, Never Restored

With Original Doorjamb Decals & Markings

Equipped with Numerous Desirable Options

Ideal National Preservation Class Candidate

Mille Miglia Eligible

Here is a last-year of the first series T-Bird, built on August 12th, 1957 in Dearborn, Michigan. This lifelong California car was uncovered in recent years from a San Francisco garage at the home of its long-term owner where it had been in protected storage since 1984. The car remains exceptionally original throughout, retaining largely original paint, trim, glass and upholstery. See paint depth readings.

In addition, the Thunderbird is equipped with numerous desirable options and accessories, including a Ford-O-Matic transmission, power brakes, power windows, backup lights, windshield washers, heater, chrome engine "dress-up kit," radio, full-wheel hubcaps and wide white-walled tires.

Fitted with removeable port hole / opera window hardtop only – No soft top.

The remains in exceptionally original and preserved condition throughout. Take note of the factory applied stampings on the doors and engine bay, excellent panel fitment, and an absolutely solid and corrosion-free chassis and undercarriage. Pans, sills, seams and corners – Among the most exceptionally intact and preserved examples we have ever witnessed.

Upon arriving at our facility an attempt was made to start the car after its long slumber. While showing positive signs, it was discovered that the right-side bank of engine valves are stuck closed. At a minimum, the heads will require a rebuild, in addition to the brakes, rubbers, and other consumables prior to any extensive road use.

Known as the purest original form of an American Icon, this Thunderbird will make a great addition to any stable or a fitting entry level and very useable classic.

By the Numbers

Serial No. P5FH251907

Engine Code: P – 312 cubic inch, 4V, 245 horsepower V-8

Transmission: 3 – Fordomatic

Gear Ratio: 1 – 3:10 to 1

Model Year: 7 – 1957

Assembly Plant: F – Dearborn

Body Style: H – Thunderbird

Consecutive Unit Number: 353976

Body Type: 40

Body Color: A – Raven Black

Trim Color: XA – Black/White

Day of Month: 12

Month: August

To learn more about this vehicle, please contact our sales department at (281) 497-1000 or [email protected]

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All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and shipping expenses. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. DriverSource is not liable for any errors, omissions, or mistakes.