1957 Thunderbird Hotrod Project

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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 2dr Convertible 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE Original SHOWCAR 14K Miles
Ford Thunderbird 2dr Convertible 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE Original SHOWCAR 14K Miles

$44,800.00
Ends in 4h 28m
Ford  Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1957 Ford Thunderbird Rare 3 speed
Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1957 Ford Thunderbird Rare 3 speed

$3,850.00 (23 Bids)
Ends in 6h 5m
Ford  Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1956 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 51L
Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 1956 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible 2 Door 51L

$1,525.00 (12 Bids)
Ends in 6h 16m
Ford  Thunderbird Convertible 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1957 Ford Thunderbird

$29,500.00
Ends in 12h 59m
Ford  Thunderbird custom roadster Roxanne 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM ROADSTER ROXANNE SHOW CAR ONE OF A KIND 351 CID V8
Ford Thunderbird custom roadster Roxanne 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM ROADSTER ROXANNE SHOW CAR ONE OF A KIND 351 CID V8

$12,100.00 (12 Bids)
Ends in 1d 26m
Ford  Thunderbird continental spare wheel 1957 Thunderbird Hard topBronze color
Ford Thunderbird continental spare wheel 1957 Thunderbird Hard topBronze color

$28,000.00
Ends in 2d 4h 57m
Ford  Thunderbird black 1957 E Code 2x4 dual quad 270HP T Bird Thunderbird
Ford Thunderbird black 1957 E Code 2x4 dual quad 270HP T Bird Thunderbird

$38,000.00
Ends in 2d 5h 44m
Ford  Thunderbird CONV 1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster BLACK 292 MANUAL CLASSIC 56 57
Ford Thunderbird CONV 1955 Ford Thunderbird Roadster BLACK 292 MANUAL CLASSIC 56 57

$15,525.00 (5 Bids)
Ends in 2d 8h 46m
Ford  Thunderbird thunderbird 1955 ford thunderbird hot rod 292 v8 air 3 tops very nice 1956 1957 t bird tbird
Ford Thunderbird thunderbird 1955 ford thunderbird hot rod 292 v8 air 3 tops very nice 1956 1957 t bird tbird

$17,211.11 (30 Bids)
Ends in 2d 11h 40m
Ford  Thunderbird 2 door Convertible 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Black 312cubic inch 245HP V8 LOW RESERVE
Ford Thunderbird 2 door Convertible 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Black 312cubic inch 245HP V8 LOW RESERVE

$15,600.00 (7 Bids)
Ends in 2d 12h 17m

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