1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD PHASE ONE D/F SUPERCHARGED - 180331 Did Not Meet Reserve* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #5104 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD PHASE ONE D/F SUPERCHARGED https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/180331/180331_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #5104

1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD PHASE ONE D/F SUPERCHARGED

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve RESERVE
Status Did Not Meet Reserve
Price
Lot 5104
Year 1957
Make FORD
Model THUNDERBIRD
Style PHASE ONE D/F SUPERCHARGED
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN D7FH202183
Exterior Color COLONIAL WHITE
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 312
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #5104 - The rarest of all 1957 Ford Thunderbirds is the 1957 Phase One D/F Factory Supercharged. One of 15 hand-built for Ford Competition at Ford Headquarters, and one of eight known to survive today. Professional Minter restoration with test miles. More than 10 times rarer than the coveted 1957 "F" Factory Supercharged Thunderbirds. McNamara at Ford proposed an initial production Phase One D/F Supercharged Thunderbird and Ford Customs to meet NASCAR homologation requirements and targeted Daytona Beach Speed Trials scheduled to begin on February 3, 1957, for their competition debut. Thus was born the Ford Motor Company Supercharger Program. All Phase One D/F Supercharged Fords were hand-built with a production date of January 25, 1957. Equipped as original with McCullough VR57 Phase One Supercharged system. Heavy-duty BorgWarner 3-speed racing transmission and Ford factory seat belts. This racing formula proved itself at Daytona, where one 1957 Phase One Thunderbird set a new record for American sports cars with a speed of 138.775 mph, a 6 mph improvement over the previous year's record set by Corvette. Originally sold in Southern California and remained there until professional restoration. This Minter Restoration scored 300 points of 300 points at Classic Thunderbird Club International National Concours 2014. Quite possible the most perfect example of the rarest of all 1957 Thunderbirds.
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