1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E CONVERTIBLE - 81086Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #991 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81086/81086_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #991 - This is an "E" Code, which is a rare special high performance 1957 Thunderbird. Painted in unique Coral Sand, it comes with both matching porthole hardtop and a black convertible soft top. Only test have been driven, following a professional body-off total nut and bolt restoration. It features the Thunderbird "E" Code 312/270hp V8 engine, with two 4-barrel Holley carburetors, engine dress up, power steering, power brakes 3-speed automatic transmission, Thunderbird wire wheels and new wide white wall tires. Rare and impeccably restored, this is a stunning example of the classic Ford Thunderbird. By late 1956 Ford Motor Co. had decided to use the Thunderbird to compete on the racing circuits. It experimented with a special high performance version of the Thunderbird 312 V8, mounted with two 4-barrel Holley carburetors. Boosting horsepower by 10% over the standard engine, this configuration was introduced in the 1957 line as the "E" Code Thunderbird. In total 1,499 "E" Birds were produced, representing less than 3% of all 2 seater Thunderbirds.
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