Car #479

1957 Thunderbird – Body off Frame Restoration


  • 1957 Thunderbird
  • Body off Frame Restoration by Senior Master Concours Thunderbird Judge
  • Both TOPS – Convertible & Porthole top
  • Fully Loaded with every power accessory available from Ford in 1957
  • Prev. Rebuilt 312-245 H.P. Thunderbird Special V/8
  • Ford-O-Matic 3 Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Fords Master Guide Power Steering
  • 1957 Power Windows
  • Fords Swift Sure Power Brakes
  • Fords 4 Way Power Seat
  • Fords Accessory Back Up Light System
  • Fords See Clear Windshield Washer System
  • Fords Dress Up package
  • Fords Town & Country signal Seeking Radio
  • Tinted Glass
  • Dual Exterior Mirrors
  • Accessories Added During Restoration include:
  • Thunderbird Air conditioning
  • Engine Cooling package to allow the engine to run cooler than she did in 1957
  • Primer Fuel Pump to add in Cold Starting
  • Alternator Voltage Regulator UPGRADE to maintain strong amps, especially with Air Conditioning
  • Running
  • Tinted Glass
  • Real Thunderbird Wire Wheels 14 x 5 Radial Wide whitewalls
  • Exhaust System is Mild sound glass paks outlet thru bumper
    Seat belts
  • Bottom Side Refinished to show nationally in Concours Class
  • Sold New into Fords district #72 San Jose California
  • Owned in California and Dallas Texas, both Southwest Dry Climates
  • Ask Car Restorers after restoring South West Low Humidity Thunderbirds Verses Ones subject to High Humidity Climates The big quality Difference
  • To view 2-minute examples go to The Minter’s quality difference section, click here
  • Color Codes VV XH Flame Red with matching interior
  • Original Porthole hardtop + replacement white convertible top-Straight Zipper Rear window

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(972) 931-3357 MAIN
(214) 683-8574 CELL

Amos and Justin Minter’s Thunderbirds 55-57

17730 Davenport Road
Dallas, TX 75252

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