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When GI’s who fought in the European Theater of World War II returned home, they brought with them fond memories of the British two-seaters that were a common sight over there. Some even managed to buy some and have them shipped home. It was clear to Detroit that there just might be a market for an American-made version of the famed two-seater open car.
The two most famous of these were the MG-TC (and the later TD) and the incredibly handsome Jaguar XK-120. Kaiser introduced the famed Kaiser-Darrin in the early 50s and Chevrolet would follow next with the legendary Corvette. Ford was not blind to Chevrolet’s new car but chose to develop a car along a different path.
It was decided their car would be made of metal instead of fiberglass; that it would be powered by a V-8 engine unlike the Corvette’s Blue Flame Six”; and that it would feature roll-down windows and an optional hardtop unlike the Corvette’s Snap-On curtains. They further decided that it would, as much as possible, utilize the same tooling and parts interchangeability with the big Fords of that era.
This Magnificent Example is finished in Beautiful Colonial White with Beautiful Red Interior, & Colonial White Hardtop. This Classic underwent an “Open Check Book” comprehensive restoration including Exterior, Interior, Brightwork, Top, Brightwork, and Mechanics.
It comes with a comprehensive complement of amenities including:
Ford-matic Automatic Transmission
Floor-mounted Locking Button Shift Selector
Low and Drive Range
Master Guide Power Steering
Full instrumentation (all functional)
Factory Tachometer
Telescopic Lifeguard Steering Wheel
o Fully Adjustable
Directional Signals
Magicare Heating and Defrost System
Signal Seeking Town and Country Radio
Electric Clock
Cigar Lighter (Unused)
Lifeguard Seat Belts
Tinted Windows
Lifeguard Padded Sun Visors
Backup Lamps
Wing Windows
Chrome Engine Dress Up Kit
Rear Fender Shields
Rear Fender Skirts
Wide Whitewall Tires
“Ford” Scripted Wheel Covers
Auto-Wipe Windshield Washers
4 Barrel Carburation
312 Cubic Inch Displacement
225 Horsepower
8.4:1 Compression Ratio
3.75 X 3.30 Inch Bore & Stroke
Dual Exhaust System
12 Volt Electrical System
Full–Flow Oil Filter
102 Inch Wheelbase
185 Inch Length
3088 lb. Weight
71 Inch Width
Highly Detailed Engine Compartment and Undercarriage
All Matching Numbers
This Magnificent Rare Thunderbird has traveled only 60K miles from new and is an Absolute Pleasure to Drive and garners all the “oohs and aahs” anytime out. Many ‘Baby Bird’ aficionados consider the “57” to be the “Last, Most Beautiful, and Most Desirable of the “Baby Birds” of the era. It is as “Straight as an Arrow” and Absolutely Immaculate Throughout. It is ready for Show or Tour.
Make and Model
TypeClassic Cars
Mileage and Type
Stock #AMS29214
Exterior / Interior
Body Style2 door
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Interior Material
EngineV8 5.0L
Fuel TypeGas
Fuel EconomyCity / Highway

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