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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: Doenges Ford, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Original MSRP:  $3,408.00
Dealer Invoice: $2,860.26

Stock Number: C 08

1957 Thunderbird
VIN Number:  D7FH360433
Body Code 40 - Production Code 29 H 31
Date of Manufacture:  20 August (H) 1956
Assembly Plant:  Dearborn, Michigan
Exterior Color:  Black (AA)
Convertible Top:    Black Canvas/Hard Top Black (AA)
Interior Trim:  Black/White Vinyl (XA)
Engine:  312 CID OHV Thunderbird Special V-8
4-Barrel Carburetor
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
  • Hardtop & Soft top
  • 7.50X14 Wide White Wall Tires
  • Kelsey Hayes Type Wire Wheels
  • Wheelbase:  102.0 inches
    Weight:  3,145 LBS
    Stock Number: C 08

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