1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
This is a beautiful, Rare, (only approx 550 were factory painted – Willow Green) “Baby Bird”.
The engine tag confirms the Willow Green exterior paint colour, and Green/green interior
with white trim.
This Thunderbird has travelled only 116,000 miles. Many were racked up by summer
travels to California by the original owner. The car was built in Dearborn, Michigan in May, 1957.
The current owner purchased this car in 2002 (mileage 99,500) from the estate of the original owner who lived in White Rock BC. He purchased the car new in 1958 from Fogg Motors of New Westminster, BC. (The original purchase documents are to be included with all the other documents – maintenance, trophies, the original Owner’s Hand Book, and T-Bird collectibles. (upon the sale.)
Registration number: D7FH281062
Power Plant information;
This Thunderbird comes with a 312 Special V-8, Y block, 8 cylinder overhead valve engine.
Ford-o-Matic Automatic Transmission with floor-mounted locking button shift selector –
2 speed -Low and Drive range.
Master-Glide Power Steering.
Telescopic Lifeguard Steering wheel (17” dia.) with (very loud horn) chrome horn ring,
length is adjustable for driver comfort.
Power Lift windows – both sides can be operated on the driver’s side and the passenger can operate their side for their comfort.
Windshield side wings (manual).
Instruments (all functional) factory installed gauges and controls:
Oil pressure indicator Fuel gauge
Odometer Engine temperature gauge
Clock (continues to run even when battery disconnected. (Currently 10 minutes fast).
Radio – Town & County (restored) with a remote telescopic antenna located in the front fender, passenger’s side near the windshield.
Controls – behind steering wheel.
Air flow control switches (left and right) Windshield Wiper Control
Turn Indicator lever. Cigarette lighter
Ignition and starter switch
Head light and Instrument Panel Light switch
Heating and Defrost System – Magicaire System controls
Headlight Beam Selector
Autowipe Windshield washer control pedal
Feature sheet – page 2
Near floor on side panels –
Air Flow Flaps – open/close levers.(both sides)
Parking brake handle Hood lock release handle
Dial-O-Matic 4-way Power Seat – controls in driver’s door panel
Upholstery – original green vinyl plastic
Bench seat – a new foam seat was installed August, 2012. The original green vinyl was reattached.
Padded green Arm Rests Padded green Dash Padded green Sun Visors
Lifeguard Seat belts (white)
Manual door locks (key lock/open).
Carpet – floor – green Ford floor mats (black) 2
Port Hole Hard Top – Original Willow Green painted finish with a white interior headliner.
Good condition but could use a complete weather strip replacement.
Convertible Top (soft top) –- Original -Rayon fabric + plastic window.
This top needs a full restoration.
Tonneau cover kit – white – never installed.
Tires and Wheels: Set 4 new tires with 1/2 inch white walls – 2011.
Wheels -5 steel rims with original Willow green paint – spare tire older but good condition.
Spare tire fits in the large trunk- in wheel well
The original plastic water bottle for the windshield washer is in the engine compartment.
Dual exhaust system -through the rear bumper.
Battery – new 2021
Chrome side mirror
Fender Shields – rear- 2 – “Skirts” original.
The Chrome is all original – not re-chromed.
Old photos indicate that the car was repainted with Ford factory paint – Willow Green and the
undercarriage was sprayed with black undercoating. Some time in the 70’s.
Engine History – Motor original – Starts readily with the original key and
runs great with that nice V8 rumble.
Swift-Sure Power Brakes
Service records available from 2002 to current. ( Current owner.)
This car is an absolute pleasure to drive! ( I recently had it up to 90 mph!)