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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

Restored and upgraded T-Bird powered by factory ‘E-Code’ V8


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a fully restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird equipped with an “E-Code” 312cid dual-carbureted V8 connected to an automatic transmission.

During its restoration, the T-Bird was repainted from the factory Colonial White to Inca Gold, which according to AutoHunter was an optional color for 1957 Thunderbirds in the original line-up.

Ford gave the 1957 Thunderbirds a reshaped front bumper and larger grille, tail fins and tail lamps.

This Thunderbird convertible features a removable fiberglass hardtop with porthole windows on both sides, as well as having stainless steel window moldings, and rear fender skirts.

The interior houses a reupholstered black-and-white vinyl 4-way power bench seat, updated safety belts, automatic courtesy lighting and a half-circle steering wheel horn ring. Featured in the chrome embellished dash is an original Town & Country radio and electric clock.

Under the hood, the “E-Code” V8 factory was rated at 270 horsepower when new and is equipped with two four-barrel Holley carburetors and a factory engine-dress kit.

This Thunderbird’s auction ends August 3 at 11:20 a.m. PDT.

Visit the vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.



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