The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 142
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
$52,250 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
245 hp, 312 cu. in. V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102 in.
Still wearing its proper original colors of Code A Raven Black with Code XH Flame Red upholstery, this Thunderbird has a highly unique look. Even more desirable, it has both the optional porthole hardtop as well as a folding white vinyl soft top. Other features include power steering, power brakes, a Town and Country pushbutton radio, and a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The interior has been completely restored, including the dash and gauges. Radial tires have been installed for safe and comfortable driving, and the original hubcaps give it a great vintage look. While now an older restoration, use and road wear are minimal, and it remains highly presentable. The trunk compartment is also quite tidy, with a jack, spare tire, an original-style mat, and a cover. There is no doubt that this roadster has immediate potential as a high-quality driver.