This T-Bird is beyond stunning.
If you’re on the hunt for a truly special classic car, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird definitely fits the bill. It has received an AACA National First Place award, something that can’t be said of many other vehicles. True craftsmanship was applied to the full frame-off rotisserie restoration, with results which will take your breath away.
Gallery: Score A 1957 Ford Thunderbird AACA National Winner
Making its presence known, this Ford wears a flashy coat of Flame Red over perfect body panels. Just as impressive are the factory skirts. Luscious chrome applied to the bumpers, grille, fender vents, and more shines ever so brightly. Matching those pieces are chrome Kelsey Hayes wire wheels, which look even better with the Coker classic radial whitewall tires. The white convertible top is absolutely immaculate, completing a crisp exterior.
That same unrivaled level of presentation can be seen throughout the interior where Colonial White mingles with Flame Red in all the right ways. Dealer-installed Vintage air conditioning makes this car practical to drive even in the dead heat of summer, without ruining the aesthetic appeal of the interior.
Power comes from a Y-Block Thunderbird Special 312ci V8 with a 4bbl carb. That’s good for a stout 245-horsepower and plenty of cruising fun. Also included, a 3-speed Ford O-Matic transmission makes this car smooth and easy to drive.
Ford mad the first generation of the legendary T-Bird from 1955 to 1957, so this vehicle is at the tail end of production. A few aesthetic tweaks were introduced for the 1957 model year, such as a new from bumper design that eliminated the big nacelles and added fog lights at the corners. A new rear fascia includes prominent integrated exhaust outlets. This car previously was in Arizona, so it wasn’t exposed to harsh winters and salt splashing everywhere, helping to preserve the chassis and body panels. Many have called the first-generation Ford Thunderbird one of the most attractive cars ever made, which is why it will always draw attention. If you want a chance at scooping this one, contact Orlando Classic Cars to make an offer.