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1957 Ford Thunderbird In Flame Red Is Gorgeous

Ford has a bunch of iconic cars and trucks to its name like the Mustang and the Ford F-series. Before the Mustang was around, there was the Thunderbird, which was Ford’s answer to the Chevrolet Corvette. The bright red 1957 Ford Thunderbird you see here is painted in its factory shade called “flame red,” and it looks fantastic.

The restoration of this car was meticulous and perfect; the car is an AACA National Winner. It was a frame-off restoration, and everything top to bottom on the car is perfect and like new. Power comes from a 312 cubic-inch V8 engine paired up with an automatic transmission. It has factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels.

The car comes with a three-ring binder that documents the entire restoration process and has original documentation on the car. Among that documentation is the original sales invoice. It’s worth noting that the invoice calls out a hardtop, the images don’t show a hardtop with this car.

The 1957 Ford Thunderbird allegedly has 58,000 original miles on it. The interior is done in red and white vinyl that looks perfectly ’50s and matches the color of the exterior perfectly. The bench seat inside is in red on white vinyl, and the expansive dash is covered in red. The old Thunderbirds are beautiful cars and bring a pretty penny when restored to this kind of condition. The seller is asking $65,000 for the 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

The asking price is a mere fraction of what was asked for the 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-code that we talked about last month. That super rare car was painted in pink with a black top and had the factory supercharged 312 cubic-inch V8 paired up with a 3-speed racing transmission. The asking price for that very rare T-Bird was $280,000.

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Source: Orlando Classic Cars

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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