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1957 Thunderbird

Model Year History Overview:
In 1957 Thunderbird continued the trend started in 1955 offering a small and racy car with a unique look and personality that would set it apart from its contemporaries. The 1957 model featured engine power boosts, all new sheet metal and interior with few carry-over items from the ’55-56 models.  New for ’57 was the Dial-A-Matic memory power seat option. A supercharged version (“F” model) was developed to enter the East Coast NASCAR racing circuit.
Although the original two-seated T-Bird was only manufactured for three years, it was so advanced in concept that its influence in the automobile industry is still being felt.
Production of these classics ended in 1957. In 1955 Thunderbird outsold the Chevrolet Corvette 20-1.

Total 1957 Thunderbird Production:            21,380

Originally Sold To: N/A
MSRP:  $3,408.00

Stock Number: C 03

1957 Thunderbird
VIN Number:  D7FH369440
Body Code 40 - Production Code 29H 3
Date of Manufacture:  29 August 1956
Assembly Plant:    Dearborn, Michigan
Exterior Color:   White – Originally Bronze (QQ)
Convertible Top:  Black Cloth/Hard Top White
Interior Trim:  Black Vinyl – Originally Bronze (QQ)
Engine:   312 CDI OHV Thunderbird Special V-8    245 Horsepower       

  Bore/Stroke:  3.80’ X 3.44”
Transmission:  Ford-O-Matic
Equipment:

  • Town & Country AM Push Button Signal Seek Radio
  • Air Conditioner
  • Fresh Air Heater & Defroster
  • Engine Dress Up Kit
  • Positive Action Wipers
  • Power Steering, Brakes, Windows & Seat
  • Hardtop & Soft top
  • Tinted Glass
  • Fender Skirts
  • Wire Wheels with Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  102.0 inches
Weight:  3,145 LBS

Stock Number: C 03

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