Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thunderbird 1957

1957 Thunderbird finished in ABSOLUTELY gorgeous Torch Red that looks really spectacular, with the white interior and the full padded dash and redone instrument panel, the presentation of this 1957 THUNDERBIRD FOR SALE is really Concours Condition to be shown with mirrors presenting the underchassis, this is restored in a complete frame-off restoration accomplished to the highest standards both mechanically as well as cosmetically, VIN#D7FH204243 has a history shows an original Atlanta car, to find this 210 mile restoration from a low mileage, extremely solid car that is very rare to find in such condition, this 1957 Thunderbird features fully rebuilt original 312cid/4v engine with bay to show specifications, Fordomatic automatic transmission that has been rebuilt, power steering, power brakes, HIGHLY DETAILED ENGINE BAY AND FANTASTIC UNDERCHASSIS AND SUSPENSION, this 1957 THUNDERBIRD FOR SALE IS FANTASTIC, for sure has only 210 miles on the restoration that is finished and now ready for shows Summer 2009, restoration photos, original window sticker shows that it came from Wade Ford in Atlanta, then it came from a family in Roswell, Georgia that had been in the Ford business from 1921 to 1975, in the mid 2000s, they had the full frame-off, nut and bolt restoration completed, the last owner James Kenny out of Mt. Airy, Ga did the body, an engine expert rebuilt the original engine that included all proper crank being turned, bearings, pistons, rings, full head and valve work to make sure this engine is as new, correct intake manifold, the Holley carberator has been rebuilt and has the correct '57 air cleaner assembly, this then had tune work to make sure the mechanicals are excellent that was completed by Fraser Dante to finish the car, it is believed that the whole chassis has about 54,000 miles according to what was on the odometer before it was set back in the restoration, note the all new, complete wiring system that has been installed to make sure the headlight and the back up lights work, this car has really unbelievable detailing in the suspension and the braking areas, one must look at the photos of the springs, tie rod end, ball joints (SEE LINK) that shows the extent of the restoration, the quality of this car with all original body panels is on a par with the fabulous Thunderbirds restored by the Amos Minter family, the color is fabulous Torch Red, since the car was initially Colonial White, the decision was made in the restoration to use the 1955 Torch Red that is the best color complementing the white interior, the 'great eyes' are especially strong in this classic color from a fastidious collector that was chosen, to make sure the final product with the single stage red paint, the final work by Fraser Dante for Fall 2008 showing, the final 'finishing' by a top professional it looks amazing, this final buffing is only finished for now for Summer 2009 (SEE LINK), uprated black canvas Hartz softtop with all chrome trim is terrific, the restored top frame is better than new, the whole car is fully restored to trailered condition, fender skirts, stock power steering and power brakes that work perfectly, the rebuilt 312cid engine with 245 horsepower works perfectly, original rebuilt Holley carburetor, correct 1957 air cleaner, stock points ignition, silicone brake fluid, Dextron transmission for power steering, fluids, 20/50W motor oil, fresh spark plugs, all correct expensive show plug wires, new belts, new factory clamps, proper heater hoses, correct radiator hoses, 4-wheel power drums are fully rebuilt and just checked to make sure they are dry, photos document their condition, FoMoCo headlamps are used for authenticity, the suspension was completely redone, tie rods, ball joints, new bushings, brand new shocks were installed, note that very expensive rear leaf and front springs have just been installed, the work is so new that the rear springs have yet to settle, the final alignment is set for great handling, correct bias ply 7.50x14 whitewalls tires, the fluted 1957 hubcaps are very correct, the full off white dash has all the instruments redone, has the working Signal Seeking radio clock works sometimes, working factory tachometer, the underchassis has the gloss black frame with the floors being painted body color, the dual exhaust system under the car is authentic, the trunk is redone as factory and has the correct trunk cover, spare tire, jack and handle, note areas like the windshield are done perfectly with excellent rubber seals, the glass in better than new, the chrome and stainless trim applied beautifully, the 1955 to 1957 Thunderbird is the most desired collector car in the USA according to USA TODAY, the 1957 is the final year of the classic Thunderbird, it was and is an instant classic, this is a highly prized car to own, the quality is for sure the trailered class, this Thunderbird was just used in a photo shoot promoting a New York City Ford model, (LINK), being offered at well below costing of a top show car that also has really excellent mechanicals, manual.

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