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1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 312CI ROTISSERIE RESTORATION MUSEUM QUALITY

60399 MILEAGE
CONVERTIBLE BODY TYPE
312CI ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

Description:

1957 Ford THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE FRAME OFF RESTORATION IMMACULATE

1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Collector's Dream Cars Presents...

Collector's Dream Cars Specifications...
Year: 1957 VIN: D7FH165965
Make: Ford Model: Thunderbird
Style: Convertible Miles: 60,399
Exterior: Dusk Rose Interior: Pleated Conial White w/ Vinyl
Engine Specs: 312vi Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic

Up for your consideration is a magnificent example of the most recognized and revered American made classic automobile in one of the most rare and desirable color combinations. Feast your eyes on this restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird. It is mechanically and cosmetically impressive with brilliant chrome and extreme attention to detail maintaining its originality.



Known History...

Ford created the 1955 Thunderbird to challenge the Chevrolet Corvette launched in 1953. The Thunderbird was advertised as a luxury sportscar. Interestingly enough though the initial '55 offered only one engine - a 292ci V8 providing 198hp, and the luxury sportscar easily outperformed the Corvette's I235 6 cylinder engine which only produced 155hp.

Tbird sales in '55 were brisk but one complaint was the trunk was too small, so the '56 model had the spare tire moved out of the trunk to a continental design which also lengthened the car 10". Other changes in '56 were the 6V electrical system was upgraded to 12V and wing windows were added. Along with the initial 292ci a larger 312ci V8 was offered rated at 225hp.

The 1957 model was the last of the 2 seater Tbird which took the best from the two prior designs. Gone was the continental rear end which shortened the length 4" and the spare moved back to the trunk. The handling was also improved. Also back was the thru the rear bumper exhaust ports- a casualty of the continental rear end of the '56. Engine options also grew still having the 292 and 312 (now rated 245hp) plus 2 new offerings - a 270hp V8 dual 4V option and a limited production 300hp supercharged engine.






This particular Tbird has its original D code 312ci 245HP 4V engine with Fordomatic automatic transmission. The low mileage shown is believed to be original though cannot be verified. Power options of this Tbird are power steering, power brakes, plus inside the cockpit power seat and power windows. The current owner is an originality freak so other some chrome bolt on enhancements - this is pretty close to how it rolled off the showroom floor including bias plys as it would have been.





Exterior

This car is wearing its original X code dusk rose color Henry Ford referred to as pastel pink. Many people change these cars to this very desirable color, but rolling out of the showroom that way is more valuable. Firewall tag calls for K code white porthole hard top. A white soft top is on board as well. Both tops in good condition.



Interior

When you get in to this Thunderbird, you are immediately surrounded by a vintage era. The seat is firm yet comfortable and the glistening Guage cluster shines to perfection. All of the guages work flawlessly and the dash has no sun damage or cracks. The steering wheel is a crisp white with incredibly minor marks refraining us from calling it perfect. The inside of the hard-top looks and feels new, as does the inside of the soft-top. All switches and handles work and operate correctly. The doors open and close with ease, showing the time and care taken during this T-Bird's restoration.

The stock interior is in the code XK white color it was born. Interior in excellent condition with an incorrect though desirable Thunderbird aftermarket cassette stereo. No dash modifications done so a stock radio can be installed.




Undercarriage

When this Thunderbird arrived at our shop, the first thing we did was put it on a lift and do a quick undercarriage powerwash. This frees the vehicle of any dirt and grime underneath, as well as helps to reveal any mechanical issues that may need to be attended to. The underside of this car is so incredible that one of our technicians argued that powerwashing it would be pointless due to the fact that it already looks so good- He was right. We very quickly rinsed it off, and immediately the car was ready for photographs. As you can see photographed here, the car is completely rust free and has no signs of damage. Once the undercarriage was completed, the car was inspected and detailed.

Stare in awe at the underside pictures - amazing condition with no signs of rust, rust repairs, or any other issues. This eliminates what can be a costly issue to repair for the unsuspecting, perspective buyer.




Conditional Assessment...

This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is a showcar-quality car. It has been through an exceptional restoration and is a complete package. It runs and drives perfectly and everything is in working order. Sift through ALL of our photos to make your own assessment of how truly remarkable this 1957 Ford Thunderbird is.

Cheers

Doug Williams

Owner/Enthusiast

702-353-7500


Collector's Dream Cars Note from the Owner...

I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original, rare and high quality modified vintage and modern cars. Over the past 15 years I’ve been in business, I have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles as well. I specialize in and I am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners.
I have an experienced eye for quality and I’ve discovered that my preferred buyers can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the buyer, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.

With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may be at a first glance. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner. First we do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and hope nothing escapes our methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about Collector's Dream Cars. Moreover, it allows us to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless we think it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction so you don’t get a headache over the vehicle.

After the vehicle is fully checked over and made whole at any level it needs to be, we researches its history, documents, documenting originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications, and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 200 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they meticulously clean. Reconditioning can sometimes take several days as we do all that we can within reason to get our vehicles in tip top condition visually and cosmetically. We do Way more than just a cheap detail. Our details are more like refurbishing to as close to new as we can possibly get our vehicles.

Usually, I’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car, we film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch gauges operation as well.

No “dealer,” on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase that my vehicle is for real and what I say is an honest assessment. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.

If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer is serious, you’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually make an offer, I will happily quote you a liberal suggested retail price – a number we both know will not buy the car so, don’t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a “used car dealer.”​​​​​​​

Collector's Dream Cars Terms of Sale...

This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.

Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcome BEFORE the auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may have BEFORE YOU BID and BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS . . . THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.

A $1000 non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction. NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.

Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable but BANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERRED for US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os will NEVER be accepted. CHECKS IN ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.

Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full and accepted delivery of the automobile. By Nevada State Law, Dealers have up to 30 days to delivery titles due to auction and floorline title housing.

Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see (pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.

If you do not intend to complete this purchase, DO NOT BID.

If your User ID contact information is not up to date on eBay, DO NOT BID until you correct it. We cancel bids when we find contact information invalid.

If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.

We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.

We will happily do whatever is required to assist a legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehicle with their transaction.

This vehicle is sold AS-IS, with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.

When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.

Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 with ANY questions. Email: Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com

Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents. A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price. An Optional 15 Day Drive Away Permit is available for $18.25. New eBay bidders with (0) feedback or international bidders must make contact by email or phone at least 2 hours before bidding. We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.

Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection service strictly prior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.


Collector's Dream Cars
707 Yucca St.
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Office Line - 702-889-8482
Fax Line - 702-889-8486
Dlr # 26850
Doug Williams
Owner
Direct Line - 702-353-7500
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A Note for Potential Victims
Please let us know if you see our vehicles under listings of obvious question or if you receive a "Second Chance Offer" with any e-mail other than ours. You can easily recognize the crooks with the stupid low "Buy it Now" price and the direct e-mails off the eBay system. They'll never disclose a telephone number or address either. If they won't talk to you, return a call or can't send you a copy of a title to the vehicle... DON'T SEND THEM MONEY or fall for their sneaky e-mails and redirects attempting to get your seller ID and password.

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Features:

Item location:Local pick-up only
VIN:D7FH165965
Year:1957
Mileage:60399
Make:Ford
Model:THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
SubModel:FRAME OFF RESTORATION IMMACULATE
Type:CONVERTIBLE
Trim:FRAME OFF RESTORATION IMMACULATE
Color:DUSK ROSE
Interior color:White
Engine:312CI
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:CONVERTIBLE/HARDTOP
Vehicle Title:Clear