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D1535

1957 Ford Thunderbird

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Recently Uncovered from a San Francisco Garage

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Chassis No. P5FH251907

World's First Designated “Personal Luxury Vehicle”
Lifelong California “Black Plate” Car
Recently Uncovered from a San Francisco Garage
Remarkably Original & Solid Example, Never Restored
With Original Doorjamb Decals & Markings
Equipped with Numerous Desirable Options
Ideal National Preservation Class Candidate
Mille Miglia Eligible

Here is a last-year of the first series T-Bird, built on August 12th, 1957 in Dearborn, Michigan. This lifelong California car was uncovered in recent years from a San Francisco garage at the home of its long-term owner where it had been in protected storage since 1984. The car remains exceptionally original throughout, retaining largely original paint, trim, glass and upholstery. See paint depth readings.

In addition, the Thunderbird is equipped with numerous desirable options and accessories, including a Ford-O-Matic transmission, power brakes, power windows, backup lights, windshield washers, heater, chrome engine “dress-up kit,” radio, full-wheel hubcaps and wide white-walled tires.

Fitted with removeable port hole / opera window hardtop only – No soft top.

The remains in exceptionally original and preserved condition throughout. Take note of the factory applied stampings on the doors and engine bay, excellent panel fitment, and an absolutely solid and corrosion-free chassis and undercarriage. Pans, sills, seams and corners – Among the most exceptionally intact and preserved examples we have ever witnessed.

Upon arriving at our facility an attempt was made to start the car after its long slumber. While showing positive signs, it was discovered that the right-side bank of engine valves are stuck closed. At a minimum, the heads will require a rebuild, in addition to the brakes, rubbers, and other consumables prior to any extensive road use.

Known as the purest original form of an American Icon, this Thunderbird will make a great addition to any stable or a fitting entry level and very useable classic.

By the Numbers

Serial No. P5FH251907
Engine Code: P – 312 cubic inch, 4V, 245 horsepower V-8
Transmission: 3 – Fordomatic
Gear Ratio: 1 – 3:10 to 1
Model Year: 7 – 1957
Assembly Plant: F – Dearborn
Body Style: H – Thunderbird
Consecutive Unit Number: 353976
Body Type: 40
Body Color: A – Raven Black
Trim Color: XA – Black/White
Day of Month: 12
Month: August

To learn more about this vehicle, please contact our sales department at (281) 497-1000 or sales@driversource.com
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The above vehicle information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. It is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy, whether expressed or implied, and is intended for informational purposes only. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and shipping expenses. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. DriverSource is not liable for any errors, omissions, or mistakes.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
BLK
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1957
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Miles
83,239

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

Financing Information

Financing info

DriverSource works with experienced lenders whom specialize in lease to finance options for classic and collector cars, all offering swift approvals and funding. Please inquire for more details.

Warranty Information

Warranty info

✓ NO WARRANTY AVAILABLE
This Vehicle is Being Sold "As-Is." No extended warranty available for this vehicle.

Shipping Information

Shipping info

We are happy to help you arrange both domestic and international shipping services with one of our preferred, insured and highly reputable carriers.


About us

Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist of the classic collector market. Our unique concept of sales, service, storage and detailing is tailor-made to the enthusiast automotive lifestyle.

Terms of Sale Overview

We reserve the right to remove this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. The following terms of sale apply to all of our listings.

Payment Terms:

All financial transactions must be completed prior to our release of any vehicle and its registration.

Payment Methods:

Cash (in person), certified check, bank transfers, or 3rd-party financing.

Fees and Taxes:

Additional purchase fees for all retail buyers include: $50 Documentary Fee, $5 E-Tag fee, and Vehicle Inventory Tax of 0.2178% of the sale price (e.g. Sale Price - $10,000 @ 0.002178 = $21.78). All Texas Residents are also subject to a 6.25% Texas Sales Tax and state fees (LICENSE + REGISTRATION, and INSPECTION). Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

 

Engine Size
V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
83,239
Vin
D7FH353976
Stock
D1535
Financing Offered
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Sales Manager
Brandon Mason
Sales Specialist

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