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1957 Ford Thunderbird

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1957 Ford Thunderbird
1957 Ford Thunderbird



White 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code White 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $145,000
Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $102,000
Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $100,000
Dusk Rose 1957 Ford Thunderbird Dusk Rose 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $87,000
Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $65,000
Custom 1957 Ford Thunderbird Custom 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $65,000
Starmist Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Starmist Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $60,000
Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $59,000
Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $48,000
Aztec Gold 1957 Ford Thunderbird Aztec Gold 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Russo and Steele Auction Company
Location: January, 2008 Scottsdale, AZ
Auction Results January, 2008 $45,650
Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $45,000
Starmist Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird Starmist Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $41,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Auction: Russo and Steele Auction Company
Location: January, 2008 Scottsdale, AZ
Auction Results January, 2008 $35,750
White 1957 Ford Thunderbird White 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $34,000
Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird 312 V8 Red 1957 Ford Thunderbird 312 V8
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: October, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
Auction Results October, 2008 $33,000
Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Location: March, 2007 Palm Beach, FL
Auction Results March, 2007 $31,000
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $30,800

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Nearly two years after Chevrolet introduced the Corvette, Ford launched the Thunderbird at the 1955 Detroit Auto Show. While the Corvette and Thunderbird were both two-seaters based on production sedan components, the Thunderbird was a two-seater for cruising and personal transportation, with no sporting pretensions. In fact, Ford read the market correctly, selling no fewer than 16,155 Thunderbirds in 1955.

In 1956, the Thunderbird only received detail changes but Ford gave its two-seater a complete makeover for 1957, including a clean, open grille and extended rear fenders. Handling was greatly improved, thanks to the relocation of the spare tire to the newly expanded trunk area. The �high-canted� fenders of full-size Ford models also appeared on the Thunderbird, accenting its longer trunk and fenders. Along with a new instrument panel came �Lifeguard Design� safety features, including a padded dashboard and a dished steering wheel. Six engine options, an extra rear leaf spring, 14-inch wheels and larger front brakes were just some of the many engineering changes. Buyers responded enthusiastically, and Thunderbird sales rose by 37 percent over 1956 levels to 21,380 units.

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