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:




Ford  Thunderbird Hard top Convertible 1955 ford t bird h t conv resto in torch red v 8 auto excellent through out
Ford Thunderbird Hard top Convertible 1955 ford t bird h t conv resto in torch red v 8 auto excellent through out

$16,000.75 (22 Bids)
Ends in 10h 24m
Ford  Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1957 ford thunderbird convertible same owner for 52 years well maintained
Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1957 ford thunderbird convertible same owner for 52 years well maintained

$20,300.00 (24 Bids)
Ends in 17h 43m
Ford  Thunderbird Convertible 1955 red restored engine rebuilt 4 speed power steering new chrome 312 cid motor
Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1955 red restored engine rebuilt 4 speed power steering new chrome 312 cid motor

$9,100.00 (13 Bids)
Ends in 23h 8m
Ford  Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1956 ford thunderbird fast 2 door convertible very solid frame 14 999 obo
Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1956 ford thunderbird fast 2 door convertible very solid frame 14 999 obo

$14,999.00
Ends in 1d 4m
Ford  Thunderbird D 1957 ford thunderbird convertible
Ford Thunderbird D 1957 ford thunderbird convertible

$24,500.00
Ends in 1d 13h 47m
Ford  Thunderbird PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED WITH OVER 22K IN RECEIPTS 1955 ford thunderbird desirable black over black with white interior
Ford Thunderbird PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED WITH OVER 22K IN RECEIPTS 1955 ford thunderbird desirable black over black with white interior

$44,770.00
Ends in 1d 17h 40m
Ford  Thunderbird Convertible 1955 ford thunderbird dual exhaust california car older body off restoration
Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1955 ford thunderbird dual exhaust california car older body off restoration

$35,900.00
Ends in 1d 23h 23m
Ford  Thunderbird RESTORED THREE SPEED 3K MILES BEAUTIFUL RESTORED BEST COLORS 1957 Ford Thunderbird 3K MILES
Ford Thunderbird RESTORED THREE SPEED 3K MILES BEAUTIFUL RESTORED BEST COLORS 1957 Ford Thunderbird 3K MILES

$18,600.00 (2 Bids)
Ends in 2d 15h 59m
Ford  Thunderbird Convertible 2 Door 1957 ford thunderbird convertible red w black white int white porthole top
Ford Thunderbird Convertible 2 Door 1957 ford thunderbird convertible red w black white int white porthole top

$25,000.00
Ends in 2d 17h 6m
Ford  Thunderbird 2S 1956 ford thunderbird base convertible 2 door 51 l
Ford Thunderbird 2S 1956 ford thunderbird base convertible 2 door 51 l

$9,400.00 (11 Bids)
Ends in 2d 18h 55m

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