Dusk Rose is what Ford called pastel pink

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With October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it seems fitting that the Pick of the Day for October 1 is a car worthy of a matching pink ribbon, or in the case of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird, a Dusk Rose ribbon.

Dusk Rose was Ford’s description of the pink shade it offered among a palette of pastel colors for its early two-seater Thunderbirds.

According to the advertisement for the car on ClassicCars.com, this T’bird has been driven only 20 miles since its most recent purchase in 2012.  

It “sits in the warehouse on a battery tender,” said the collector car dealer located in Cadillac, Michigan, adding that vehicle has recently been detailed and “driven around the block.”

The car carries a 312cid V8 linked to an automatic transmission. It also has an updated radio and aftermarket air conditioning, rides on wire wheels and has power steering, windows and brakes, and fender skirts.

The car has its white convertible top and removable “porthole” hardtop. 

The asking price is $80,895.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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