1957 Thunderbird Hotrod Project

Posted on Thursday, May 1st
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1955-thunderbird-fireUnfinished classic T-bird project car

The previous owner of this '57 Tbird probably had the right idea to turn it into a hotrod or restomod. Granted, first generation Thunderbirds are worth a lot of money in nice restored or survivor condition, but this particular car just doesn't have enough left to go down that road.

This car was stripped of most of it's parts decades ago to build another T-bird. Realistically all this car has to offer now is a rolling shell. All the running gear is missing along with the interior and all the trim. The bumpers, glass, electrical system, brakes and exhaust have all been gutted, leaving just a Thunderbird body and not much else.

But that's a really good starting place for someone who wants to build a restomod or hotrod. Can you imagine how much fun it would be to drive this classic Tbird with all modern drive train? Maybe a late model fuel injected 4.6L Mustang engine with 5 speed? Or maybe a DOHM 5.0 Ford Racing crate motor? Since this classic Thunderbird isn't coming back to life as a restoration, why not a restomod? Sounds like a blast!


1955 - 1957 Ford Thunderbirds for sale now on eBay:




1956 Ford Thunderbird Sunliner 1956 Ford Fairlaine Crown Vic Sunliner Convertible 312cid ONE FAMILY TEXAS CAR
1956 Ford Thunderbird Sunliner 1956 Ford Fairlaine Crown Vic Sunliner Convertible 312cid ONE FAMILY TEXAS CAR

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1956 Ford Thunderbird 1956 Ford Thunderbird Project Barnfind
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1957 Ford Thunderbird E CODE 1957 Ford Thunderbird E CODE 16890 Miles 312 V8
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1957 Ford Thunderbird 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDV8 AUTOMATIC BOTH TOPS SHOWROOM COND
1957 Ford Thunderbird 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRDV8 AUTOMATIC BOTH TOPS SHOWROOM COND

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1955 Ford Thunderbird 1955 Used Manual
1955 Ford Thunderbird 1955 Used Manual

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Fully Restored T Bird Ford 312ci V8 Automatic Transmission All Original Steel
1957 Ford Thunderbird Fully Restored T Bird Ford 312ci V8 Automatic Transmission All Original Steel

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1955 Ford Thunderbird MAGNIFICENT 1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD ONE OF A KIND FRAME OFF RESTORATION
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1957 Ford Thunderbird LICK STARLIGHT BABY BIRD PORTHOLE TOP 312 V8 MANUAL DUALS RUNS DRIVES GR8
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 2003 1957 ford thunderbird convertible
2003 Ford Thunderbird 2003 1957 ford thunderbird convertible

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1956 Ford Thunderbird 1956 Ford Thunderbird Black 292 v8 Automatic
1956 Ford Thunderbird 1956 Ford Thunderbird Black 292 v8 Automatic

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