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2018 Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction

1957 Ford Thunderbird CONVERTIBLE

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LOT #: 646
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YEAR: 1957
MAKE: Ford
MODEL: Thunderbird
STYLE: CONVERTIBLE
ENGINE: 312CI V8
TRANS: Automatic - 2 Speed
COLOR: RED
INTERIOR: Tan
ODOMETER: 945

Highlights

  • 312CI V8 4BBL ENGINE
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • 945 MILES SINCE RESTORATION
  • "BIRD'S NEST" RUMBLE SEAT CONVERSION
  • POWER STEERING
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • DUAL EXHAUST
  • FRONT DISC BRAKE CONVERSION
  • FIBERGLASS PORTHOLE HARDTOP
  • KELSEY-HAYES WIRE WHEELS

Full Description

1957 Ford Thunderbird finished in Red with Gold Accents and Tan Interior. 945 Miles since restoration. This beautiful example is powered by a 312ci 4bbl V8 and driven by an Automatic Transmission. The chrome air cleaner sets apart this engine from many others. Other features include; A/C, Rare "Bird's Nest" Rumble Seat Conversion, Front Disc Brake Conversion, Power Steering, Dual Exhaust, Fiberglass Porthole Hard Top, Kelsey-Hayes Wires with Wide Whites, Extended Rear Bumper with Continental Kit, Fender Skirts, Chrome "Eyebrow" Headlamp Trim, Soft Leather Upholstery, Leather Door Trim, Courtesy Lamps, Instrumentation (Clock, Gold Exterior and Engine Bay Trim), and original owners and shop manuals are included.

The Ford Thunderbird was the answer to GM and the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. In 1955, Ford decided it was their turn and gave full reigns to their team to design a two-seater that was for the everyday person. Though the first installment wasn't as fast as those from Chevy, they eventually solidified the Thunderbird as a classy two-seater with some power. 1957 would end up being the last version of the Thunderbird that was known for its sporty demeanor and allowing only two people in the cabin, as they would later redesign the car moving forward. Other standout features included a power seat, a radio that was controlled by speed, a new dash and console area, and fins that made the car show off a bit more than its predecessors. The Thunderbirds are still highly collectible and sought after in today's market. This is one that shouldn't be missed.

Auction Details

DATE: August 9th-11th 2018
LOCATION:
Reno/Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia St
Reno, NV

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