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1957 Thunderbird Supercharged “F-Bird”
Very Rare Supercharged “F” Model, Only 211 Produced.

Model Year History Overview:
The supercharged “F’ model was developed to enter the East Coast NASCAR racing circuit.  This modified “stock” Thunderbird, additionally bearing aerodynamically-designed body panels, swept the 1957 Daytona Spring Speed event by streaking 138.755 miles per hour for the two-way flying mile on the sand beach.  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 and 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.  Although the original two-seated T-Bird was only manufactured for three years, it was so advanced in concept that its influence in the automotive industry is still being felt.  Production of these classics ended in 1957.  (The VIN for all F-Birds begin with the letter “F”) Incidentally, the 1955 Thunderbird outsold the 1955 Chevrolet Corvette 20 to 1.

This car was restored in 1991-93 and was a 1993 VMCCA Golden Award of Excellence winner.

Total 1957 Thunderbird Production: 21,380
Total 1957 “F-Bird” Production: 211
Originally Sold To: Summers Motor Co., Springfield, Tennessee
Original Base Model - MSRP:  $3,408.00
Dealer Invoice; $3,508.83

Stock Number: C 49

1957 Thunderbird Supercharged “F-Bird”

VIN Number:  F7FH347627
Date of Manufacture:  July 31, 1957
Assembly Plant: Dearborn, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Black (A)
Convertible Top: White Vinyl – Hard Top, Black
Interior Trim:  Black &White Vinyl
Engine:  312 CID Thunderbird Super OHV V-8, / 4-Barrel Holley Carburetor with McCulloch,Variable Ratio Supercharger
300 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke:  4.05” x 3.78”
New High Lift Camshaft
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
Transmission:  3-Speed Overdrive Manual Floor Shifter
Equipment:

  • Town & Country AM Push Button Signal Seek radio
  • Fresh Air Heater & Defroster
  • Positive Action Wipers
  • Kelsey Hayes-Type Wire Wheels
  • Power Driver Seat
  • 7.50x14 Wide Whitewall Tires

Wheelbase:  102.0 inches
Weight:  3,145 LBS

Stock Number: C 49

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