The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 244
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
$41,800 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
245 hp, 312 cu. in. V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.
Originally delivered in Colonial White, this Thunderbird is equipped with a porthole hardtop only and is finished in red, which nicely complements the red upholstery. The interior has been restored with proper materials and is highlighted with a four-way power seat, power windows, an aftermarket Thunderbird sound system with cassette player, a tachometer, and aftermarket air conditioning. Other power features include brakes and steering. The engine compartment continues to show a nice finish with little use, while the underside, having been restored, shows only minor signs of road wear. The body fit and finish are quite commendable, as is the interior and exterior brightwork. With its seldom-seen options and handsome overall condition, this example offers its next enthusiast owner a car that is as much at home on the road as it is on the show field.