The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 158
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
$38,500 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.
This attractive Thunderbird is presented in red with a white interior and black cloth Haartz top. It has received a frame-up restoration and has seen very few miles since, as evidenced by the lack of wear typically found in the engine compartment, interior, and chassis areas. The engine appears to be the proper 312 rated at 245 horsepower with an automatic transmission. The entire engine bay is nearly spotless and like new, with proper hoses and clamps. Also restored, the interior presents well, and all components appear very usable and are without issue. Features include a Town and Country pushbutton radio, power steering, power brakes, wide whitewall radial tires, fender skirts, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, and a chrome dress-up engine kit. Panel fit appears commendable, with the doors opening and closing properly. This is a great quality Thunderbird that has yet to see many road miles.