1957 Ford Thunderbird
1957 WILLOW GREEN THUNDERBIRD ROADSTER When GIs who fought in the European Theater of World War II returned home, they brought with them fond memories of the British two-seaters that were a common sight over there. Some even managed to buy some and have them shipped home. It was clear to Detroit that there just might be a market for an American made version of the famed two-seater open car. The two most famous of these were the MG-TC (and the later TD) and the incredibly handsome Jaguar XK-120. Kaiser introduced the famed Kaiser-Darrin in the early 50s and Chevrolet would follow next with the legendary Corvette. Ford was not blind to Chevrolets new car, but chose to develop a car along a different path. It was decided their car would be made of metal instead of fiberglass; that it would be powered by a V-8 engine unlike the Corvettes Blue Flame Six; and that it would feature roll-down windows and an optional hardtop unlike the Corvettes snap on curtains. They further decided that it would, as much as possible, utilize the same tooling and parts interchangeability with the big Fords of that era. This Example is finished in Extremely Rare Willow Green, Code J, with Beautiful (2) Tone Green Interior, & Willow Green Hard Top. This Rare Estate Classic Underwent a restoration, including Exterior, Interior, Top, Brightwork, and More. It comes with many amenities including: Fordamatic Automatic Transmission Floor mounted Locking Button Shift Selector Low and Drive Range Master Guide Power Steering Sure Swift Power Brakes Full Instrumentation Factory Tachometer Telescopic Lifeguard Steering Wheel Fully Adjustable Directional Signals Magicaire Heating and Defrost System Town & Country Radio Electric Clock 8 Track Player Cigar Lighter (unused) Tinted Windows Willow Green Porthole Hardtop 2 Tone Delux Willow Green Interior Lifeguard Padded Sun Visors Backup Lamps Wing Windows Thunderbird Scripted Floormats Chrome Side View Mirror Rear Fender Shields Rear Fender Skirts Wide Whitewall Radial Tires THUNDERBIRD SPECIAL V-8 Engine 4 Barrel Carburetion Dual Exhaust System 312 Cubic Inch Displacement 225 Horsepower 8.4:1 Compression Ratio 3.75 X 3.30 inch Bore & Stroke 12 Volt Electrical System Full " Flow Oil Filter 102 Inch Wheelbase 185 Inch Length 3088 lb. Weight 71 Inch Width Highly Detailed Engine Compartment and Undercarriage Owners Manual This Rare Thunderbird, finished in Willow Green, with (2) Tone Green Interior, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, and Brakes, is a Pleasure to Drive. Many Baby Bird aficionados consider the 57 to be the Last, Most Beautiful, and Most Desirable of the Baby Birds of the era. It is in Very Good Overall Condition, and it garners all the oohs and aahs any time out!!
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