1957 - Ford Thunderbird on 2040-cars
Whittier, California, United States
1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Here is the most iconic classic car of all time, the 1957 Ford Thunderbird! This T-Bird has undergone a FRAME OFF RESTORATION approximately 5 years ago. This T-Bird is a beauty! Painted in the traditional "life guard" color option with a brilliant guards red body and the classic white top, this beauty holds a spectacular shine and gloss. The paint has a few rock chips and minor blemishes but still shows spectacularly. This classic and beautiful T-Bird wins the local shows but probably would not win the Concourse de Elegance. The interior is fashioned in black and white leather and is near perfect. The mechanics are sound. The engine has been upgraded to a rebuilt 390 Cu. In. V-8 and the transmission has been upgraded to a four speed manual. This T-Bird runs excellent, drives smooth, stops well and functions as she should! I would not hesitate to drive this car across country if I had to. Nevertheless, she gets trailered to all the shows. Aside from the upgraded engine and transmission, this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has been restored to original! The tires are as new Coker Wide Whitewalls (including the spare). This beautiful classic is everything a 1957 Ford Thunderbird and classic car should be. It is not perfect or I would be offering it a 70K. Nevertheless, it is in excellent condition and a superb buy at the price offered! Please email.
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Auto blogThu, 21 Feb 2013
As much as our digital lives have cut down on our trips to the post office, there are still times that sending "snail mail" is necessary. With us car lovers in mind and philately in their hearts, the good folks at the United States Postal Service will introduce a new stamp design called "Muscle Cars" starting on February 22.
Designed by artist Tom Fritz, the new collection of stamps consist of five classic muscle cars: 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, 1967 Shelby GT-500, 1966 Pontiac GTO and 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda. In addition to just the stamps, the USPS is also commemorating the new series with plenty of collectable memorabilia. Previous car-related stamps include 50s Sporty Cars from 2005 and 50s Fins and Chrome from 2008.
Ford Racing just unveiled the Riley Daytona Prototype that will make its racing in the United SportsCar Racing Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, and now it has released a video showing development of twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers the car. Using the same block and heads that can be found on a production Ford Taurus SHO, this new racecar benefits from the collaboration between Ford Racing and Ford powertrain engineers.
While we still don't know what kind of power this engine is putting out, it has definitely gotten a workout at Ford's 17G dyno. This area deep within Ford allows the automaker's racing program to work hand-in-hand with production engine programs, which can be a benefit to racing operations and production cars alike. Scroll down to hear a few people from Ford talk about the crosspollination between its racing and engine teams and watch the EcoBoost get red hot on the dyno.
When people ask us what car we would recommend for them, it's usually not easy to answer. To make a useful recommendation we must consider which of the numerous vehicle segments fits their needs best, and then choose one of the many vehicles offered in each segment. For some people, new cars don't meet their expectations of value, because they lose so much of it the moment they are purchased and driven off the dealer lot. For them, there's always the used-car market, where great deals can be found, but cars' histories of reliability and maintenance records - and perhaps that Certified Pre-Owned warranty - become ever-important factors playing into purchase choice.
To help out, Edmunds has done us the favor of assembling a list of the best used vehicles money can buy, covering model years 2006-2011, according to what it considers the most important criteria when shopping for used autos: reliability, safety, value and availability. That means unreliable, unsafe, super-expensive or limited-edition models don't appear on the list, but instead cars from each segment that are more likely to satisfy the general population.
There are some real goodies on the list, including but not limited to vehicles such as the capable Honda Fit, the cultish Honda Accord coupe (which can be had with a 240-horsepower V6 and a six-speed manual transmission some years), and the powerful Chevrolet Corvette. While Edmunds' choice of the Volvo C70 for best used convertible baffled us at first (not that it's a bad car), it redeemed itself by stating that the Mazda MX-5 still is an unofficial top choice if you don't require more than two seats.