1957 Ford Thunderbird - GUN METAL GREY CONVERTIBLE CLASSIC-

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Type:
Used
Year:
1957
Make:
Ford
Model:
Thunderbird
Trim:
- GUN METAL GREY CONVERTIBLE CLASSIC-
Body Style:
2 Door
Stock
57292JMIL
Mileage:
52000
Engine Size:
292
Transmission:
Automatic
Exterior Color:
Gun Metal Grey
Interior Color:
Red
Vin:
C7FH39XXXX
Condition:
Fine


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1957 Ford Thunderbird - GUN METAL GREY CONVERTIBLE CLASSIC-

HISTORY

The first generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a two-seat convertible that was produced by Ford for the 1955 to 1957 model years. The Thunderbird was the first 2-seat Ford since 1938. It was developed in response to the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, which showed the Chevrolet Corvette. The Corvette in turn was developed in response to the popularity of European sports cars among Americans.

Ford created a completely new market segment around the Thunderbird, the personal car, forerunner to the personal luxury car. While a light weight car with a large V8 engine, the Thunderbird focused more on driver comfort than speed. The Thunderbird was not a direct rival to the European sports cars imported into the United States.

Until the eleventh-generation Ford Thunderbird was unveiled in 2002, this was the only version of the Thunderbird to be produced as a two-seat convertible.

For 1957 the front bumper was reshaped, the grille and tailfins were made larger, and larger tail-lights were fitted. The spare wheel moved back inside the trunk, which had been redesigned to allow it to be mounted vertically. The side "Thunderbird" script moved from the fins to the front fenders. A new option was "Dial-o-Matic" 4-way power seats that, when you turned off the ignition, the seat would move back to allow easier exiting. As well as the standard 292 and 312 engines, versions of the 312 were produced in higher states of tune, and even a few McCulloch supercharged versions, rated at 300 and 340 hp (254 kW) respectively. 1957 sales were 21,380, including three extra months of production because the 1958 models were late. The 1957 Thunderbird was the last two-seater Ford sold until the 1982 Ford EXP sport compact car.

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