1957 Ford Thunderbird

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Thunderbird is more like a sporty cruise than a sports car. It was produced to compete against Chevrolet’s Corvette, and it did really well. It is a sports car with great comfort. The manufacturer started producing it in 1955. They kept improving the designs and performance of the car. It is believed that the best looking Thunderbirds were produced from 1955 to 1957.

The redesigns of 1957 included bumper and bigger grille. The tailfins were made pointer and taillights were bigger. Also, the spare tire was kept inside the trunk in the new design of 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The base engine was 292, capable of producing about 200 horsepower. And, the top of the line was 312 cubic-inch engines, capable of producing 340 horsepower. Also, F-code non-NASCAR and E-code 312 engine were added. Both them were very popular. F-code could produce 300 horsepower and E-code could produce 270 horsepower. The sales were 21,300 pieces. Amazingly, 1957 Ford Thunderbird had three months extra as 1958 models were not ready for sale. 1957 Ford Thunderbird was the last two-seater Ford. Since 1958, Thunderbirds are built in four-seater system, though two-seater 1957 Ford Thunderbird was better looking according to many sports car lovers.

Specifications: Thunderbird was produced from 1955 to 1957. The price of this car is 3,406 dollars, and it weighs 3,132 lbs or 1,420.651 kg. You will be amazed to know that the total production of this car is 1,67,6449 pieces. So, it is very easy to understand that Thunderbird is a very popular model.

Sales: Average sale value of 1957 Ford Thunderbird is 51,207 dollars, lowest is 2,500 dollars, and the highest is 220,000 dollars. The data is derived from 554 auctions. It is also obvious that since 2004, the sales have been really good and stable. 2006 was the best year for 1957 Ford Thunderbird in terms of sales.


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