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1957 Ford Thunderbird Roadster 312 Y-Block V8 Auto

Beautiful '57 Frame-Off Restoration With Original Sales Invoice!

$34,995

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You are looking at a show car quality 1957 Ford Thunderbird in its factory (E code) Colonial White & (XH code) Red vinyl interior with matching hard top. Frame off restoration completed in 2004 with less than 2,000 miles driven over the last 15 years.  Red tonneau cover, car cover, and original sales invoice included with sale. Originally assembled in Dearborn, Michigan and first sold  in Ohio as shown on original invoice. It first arrived in Southern California in 1972 and has been here ever since. Rarely driven but always taken care of as its current condition is EXCELLENT. This is a beautiful car that runs as good as it looks. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and be sure to click the large image above to see the full gallery. We have photos of every square inch of this car inside and out, top to bottom.

OWNERSHIP HISTORY

  • Arrived in Southern California from Ohio in 1972
  • First  CA Owner: 1972-1977
  • Second Owner: 1977-2003
  • Third Owner: 2003-2010- Frame Off Restored
  • Fourth Owner: Dec. 2010-Present

VIN: D7FH265693

  • D = 312 cubic inch, 4V, 245 horsepower V-8
  • 7 = 1957
  • F = Dearborn Michigan
  • H = 1955-1957 Thunderbird 
  • 65693= Consecutive Unit Number

FINISHING TOUCHES COMPLETED BY CURRENT OWNER INCLUDE:

  1. Borgeson Power Steering
  2. Radial Lucas Whitewall Tires
  3. Torsion Bars Front & Rear
  4. Custom Sound System
  5. Smaller Steering Wheel
  6. Transmission Neutral Safety Switch

ORIGINAL FRAME OFF RESTORATION INCLUDED:

  1. Engine & Transmission Rebuild
  2. New Colonial White Paint
  3. All New Interior- Carpet, Door Panels, Seats, Dash
  4. Powder Coating Frame
  5. Front Power Disc Brakes
  6. New Windshield
  7. All Chrome Replated
  8. Crimeguard Anti-Theft System

$45,000 APPRAISAL REPORT IN 2005! WORTH MUCH MORE $$$$ IN 2020= GREAT INVESTMENT!

*NOTE- APPRAISAL REPORT SHOWS MILEAGE AT 29,200 IN 2005- CURRENT MILEAGE IN 2020 IS 31,145. LESS THAN 2000 MILES IN 15 YEARS!*

FRAME OFF RESTORED

Powered by its original Y-Block 312 cubic inch V8, 4 barrel carb,  and Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. The upgraded power front disc brakes and borgeson power steering unit make this ’57 a pleasure to drive. Super smooth ride with KYB shocks on all four corners and a nice little rumble from the dual exhaust. The undercarriage of this car are as clean as the top side with zero oil leaks and very little wear as you can see from the photos. An all around great car that you can take to your local car show or drive any day of the week.

ORIGINAL SALES INVOICE

CLASSIC CAR FINANCING AVAILABLE- CONTACT US TODAY!

COME BY FOR A TEST DRIVE!

RED TONNEAU & CAR COVER INCLUDED

WORLDWIDE TRANSPORT AVAILABLE!

SLO’S BEST CLASSIC’S!

PRICED TO SELL!

 

  • 4-BBL CARB
  • ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
  • AUTOMATIC
  • BORGESON POWER STEERING
  • FRONT DISC BRAKES
  • HUB CAPS
  • POWER BRAKES
  • V8

original US car brochure scan

original US car brochure scan

Identification data

Ford Thunderbird Convertible 312 Special V-8 Fordomatic (aut. 3 speed)
as offered for the year 1957 until December in North America U.S.

Production/sales period of cars with this particular specs: October 1956 - December 1957
Modelyears: 1957
Country of origin: USA
country flag
Make: Ford (USA)
Model: Thunderbird 01st generation
1955-1957
Submodel: Thunderbird Convertible
1955-1957
Optional equipment:
EEC segmentation: S (sport cars)
Subsegment: S-O (sport open-top cars) - executive
Class: grand tourer
Body style: convertible
Doors: 2
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Dimensions & capacities
Length: 4608 mm / 181.4 in
Width: 1811 mm / 71.3 in
Width with mirrors:
Width folded back mirrors:
Height: 1311 mm / 51.6 in
Height with roof rails or antenna:
Height full load:
Wheelbase: 2591 mm / 102 in
Front track: 1422 mm / 56 in
Rear track: 1422 mm / 56 in
Ground clearance:
Ground clearance full load:
Turning circle btw. walls:
Turning circle btw. curbs: 11 m / 36.1 ft
Drag coefficient Cd claimed:
Drag coefficient Cd estimated by a-c: 0.6
Frontal area A claimed:
Frontal area A estimated by a-c: 1.97 m2
Drag area CdA claimed:
Drag area CdA estimated by a-c: 1.182 m2
Interior dimensions:
Lenght-Legroom:
1st row: 44.9 in / 1140 mm
2nd row:
3rd row:
Width-Shoulder room:
1st row: 53.3 in / 1354 mm
2nd row:
3rd row:
Height-Headroom:
1st row: 33.6 in / 853 mm
2nd row:
3rd row:
Width-Hiproom:
1st row: 58.8 in / 1494 mm
2nd row:
Claimed EPA passenger volume:
Calculated EPA passenger volume: 48.9 cu ft
Interior length:
Interior width:
Interior height:
Trunk (cargo) capacity
std or to windows with 2nd row up/
/to windows with 2nd row down or with add. space/
/to roof with 2nd row down/
/with 3rd row up or with accessories:
Trunk (cargo) capacity claimed: 396 / / dm3
14 / / cu ft
Trunk (cargo) capacity SAE:
Trunk (cargo) capacity VDA:
Boot length:
Boot length max.: 1610 mm / 63.4 in
Boot width: 1483 mm / 58.4 in
Boot width min. (between wheel arches):
Boot height:
Loading height:
Approach angle (deg):
Departure angle (deg):
Ramp angle (deg):
Weights
Curb weight (without a driver):
Weight distribution f/r (%):
Dry weight:
Shipping weight: 1483 kg / 3270 lbs
Curb weight estimated: 1560 kg / 3440 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating GVWR:
Payload:
Payload estimated:
Towing weight:
unbraked:
braked:
Sales markets

Markets, where cars with this particular specifications were sold:

North America

U.S.

Related models:

Powertrain
Engine manufacturer: Ford Y-block OHV V-8 312
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)
Fuel system: carburetor
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder: 2
Valves timing:
Additional features: Holley 4-barrel
Emission control:
Emission standard:
Cylinders alignment: V 8
Displacement: 5115 cm3 / 312.1 cui
Bore: 96.52 mm / 3.8 in
Stroke: 87.376 mm / 3.44 in
Compression ratio: 9.7 : 1
Horsepower net:
Torque net:
Horsepower gross: 182.5 kW / 248 PS / 245 hp (SAE gross)
/ 4500
Torque gross: 450 Nm / 332 ft-lb
/ 3200
Redline rpm:
Car power to weight ratio net: 88 watt/kg / 40 watt/lb (estimated by a-c)
Car weight to power ratio net: 11.4 kg/kW / 8.4 kg/PS / 18.7 lbs/hp (estimated by a-c)
Fuel capacity: 76 liter / 20.1 U.S. gal / 16.7 imp. gal
Battery capacity (Ah): 55
Check:
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 312 Special V-8 Fordomatic (aut. 3 speed) Engine Horsepower/ Torque Curve

 

Full performance data, accelerations chart, acceleration on gears, speed range on gears, overtaking factors etc. - click the buttons below:

Drivetrain
Gearbox: Ford-O-Matic/Turbo-Drive/Fordomatic/Merc-O-Matic by Borg Warner
Transmission type: automatic
Number of gears: 3
Gear ratios (overall):
I 2.44 (7.56)
II 1.48 (4.59)
III 1 (3.1)
IV ()
V ()
VI ()
VII ()
VIII ()
IX ()
X ()
R 2
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Final drive ratio std: 3.1
optional:
Torque converter factor: 2.1
Speed range
(max speed on gears,
top gear value theor.): (km/h/mph)
I: 83 / 52
II: 138 / 86
III: 204 / 127
IV: /
V: /
VI: /
VII: /
VIII: /
IX: /
X: /
1000rpm speed: (km/h/mph)
I: 17.4 / 10.8
II: 28.7 / 17.8
III: 42.4 / 26.4
IV: /
V: /
VI: /
VII: /
VIII: /
IX: /
X: /
Front brakes: drum
279 mm / 11 in
Rear brakes: drum
279 mm / 11 in
Standard tires: 7.50 - 14
Check:
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 312 Special V-8 Fordomatic (aut. 3 speed) alternate wheel and tire sizes
Performance - Factory claim
Top speed:
0-60 mph (s):
0-100 km/h (s):
Full performance data, accelerations chart, acceleration on gears, speed range on gears, overtaking factors etc. - click the buttons below:
Identification data

Ford Thunderbird Convertible 312 Special V-8 Fordomatic (aut. 3 speed)
as offered for the year 1957 until December for North America U.S.

Production/sales period of this car
without major change in specs: October 1956 - December 1957
Modelyears: 1957
Country of origin: USA
country flag
Make: Ford (USA)
Model: Thunderbird 01st generation
1955-1957
Submodel: Thunderbird Convertible
1955-1957
Optional equipment:
EEC segmentation: S (sport cars)
Class: grand tourer
Body style: convertible
Doors: 2
Traction: RWD (rear-wheel drive)
Curb weight (without a driver):
Dry weight:
Shipping weight: 1483 kg / 3270 lbs
Curb weight estimated: 1560 kg / 3440 lbs
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)
Cylinders alignment: V 8
Displacement: 5115 cm3 / 312.1 cui
Horsepower net:
Horsepower gross: 182.5 kW / 248 PS / 245 hp (SAE gross)
/ 4500
Redline rpm:
Transmission type: automatic
Number of gears: 3
Car power to weight ratio net: 88 watt/kg / 40 watt/lb (estimated by a-c)
Car weight to power ratio net: 11.4 kg/kW / 8.4 kg/PS / 18.7 lbs/hp (estimated by a-c)

 

 

 

Complete specifications of this car - click the button below:

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Fuel consumption:

 

ECE 90/120/city (comb.):
EU NEDC/Australia ADR82:
urban/extra-urban/combined
U.S. EPA city/highway (combined):
U.S. EPA (after 2008) city/highway:
(combined)
Australia AS2877 city/highway:
Canada FTP city/highway:
NBR7024 city/highway/comb.:
60-mode:
10-15 mode:
JC08 mode:
Emission:
© automobile-catalog.com ProfessCars™ simulation
(for the car with basic curb weight, full fuel tank and 90 kg (200 lbs) load)
Top speed:
(theor. without speed governor) 189 km/h / 117 mph


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Acceleration:

 

0-30 km/h (s): 1.8
0-40 km/h (s): 2.5
0-50 km/h (s): 3.2
0-60 km/h (s): 3.9
0-70 km/h (s): 4.7
0-80 km/h (s): 5.7
0-90 km/h (s): 7.8
0-100 km/h (s): 9.1
0-110 km/h (s) 10.6
0-120 km/h (s): 12.4
0-130 km/h (s): 14.6
0-140 km/h (s): 18.2
0-150 km/h (s): 21.6
0-160 km/h (s): 26.4
0-170 km/h (s): 33.8
0-180 km/h (s): 49.1
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0-20 mph (s): 2
0-30 mph (s): 3.1
0-40 mph (s): 4.3
0-50 mph (s): 5.8
0-60 mph (s): 8.6
0-70 mph (s): 11.1
0-80 mph (s): 14.3
0-90 mph (s): 19.8
0-100 mph (s): 26.8
0-110 mph (s): 44.5
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Drag times:
0- 1/4mile (s): 16.4
speed at 1/4mile: 136 km/h / 85 mph
0- 1km (s): 30.3
Year: 1957
Make: Ford
Model: THUNDERBIRD
Body Style: Convertible
Trim: 2-Dr Roadster
Mileage: 31,145
Transmission: Ford-O-Matic Auto
Condition: Frame Off Restored
Location: San Luis Obispo
Price: $34,995
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 312 Y-Block 4 BBL V8
Exterior Color: Colonial White
Interior Color: Red
MPG: City / Highway
VIN Number: D7FH265693

Fuel Efficiency Rating

  • City: N/A
  • Highway: N/A

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