1957 Ford Thunderbird


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    56 000 km / 34 797 mi
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  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Location
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This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .5.1 litre V8 engine with 312cu and 245hp.
"Ford o glide" automatic transmission.
Hard top version. Front disc brakes.

Refurbished and maintained vehicle (daily driver for 30 years, then occasional recreational driving since 2017).
Refurbishment invoices for more than 25,000 euros.

Factory options: Power steering, power brakes, electric windows, electric seats.
Everything works except for the clock.

The mechanics and chassis are in excellent condition.
Running gear redone (suspensions, shock absorbers, silent block).
Cooling circuit redone (pump, heating radiator, thermostat).
New fuel pump.
Rebuilt carburettor.
Electricity checked and fully restored in May 2019.
2021: Fuel tank, complete exhaust system and radiator rebuilt (the old radiator was kept): not shown in the photos but additional photos are available.

“Colonial White” paintwork - in very good condition.
Two-tone blue interior, in very good condition (some spots of rust on the chrome of the steering column).
The vehicle has belonged to the same family since the 1980s. Maintenance history since 1989 available. Purchased in 2020. I am selling it because of a new property project.

Fully refurbished in 1998 (paintwork, interior), then in France in 2020 and 2021 for the mechanical part (suspensions, shock absorbers, silents blocks, seals, front and rear brakes, alternator, regulator, cooling, carburettor, exhaust line, tank, radiator).
Hard top repainted in 2019.

Several elegance contests in France.

Known defects: 50% wear on the front tyres and the rubber of the tyres is dry.

Vehicle in France with FFVE certificate, valid MOT from August 2019 (2 minor flaws, 1 having been fixed) and French classic cars registration.
Appraised in November 2019.
Taxes paid.

Sold with hand-operated winch to remove the hard top and complete technical documentation and all invoices.

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