1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD #C7FH222745. (Stock #3669.) The Thunderbird was introduced as a 1955 model and swept international automotive enthusiasts, as well as the American public, off of their feet. A gorgeous 2-seater convertible with American V-8 power under the hood, the T’Bird was the subject of numerous ‘50’s and’60’s rock-and-roll songs and it seemed as if everyone wanted one. By 1957, now the most valuable and collectible year of the 2-seater Bird, the car had gained more interior room and sported some rakish new body lines. Our car is a quite rare and sought-after example with a 3-speed-with-overdrive, floor-mounted manual transmission as well as the optional “Town and Country” signal-seeking radio. It was found in Canada by a New Jersey enthusiast who tucked it away in his garage—along with his 1959 Cadillac convertible-- in the 1980’s. Then medical school and his medical practice got in the way and the car remained unused until we were able to purchase the pair of cars from him. The T’Bird had been repainted years earlier in its rare and original color of “Thunderbird Bronze” matching its original interior color of “Turbine Bronze,”with white soft top and white and bronze tonneau. Now, following the car’s years of inactivity, we have had the car fully serviced including new: fuel tank and sending unit, fuel pump and filter, water pump, thermostat, heater core, blower motor and heater control valve and cables, 12 volt battery, clamps, belts and hoses, rebuilt radiator and carburetor, new coil, points, rotor and condenser, fresh engine oil and filter, drained and refilled transmission and differential, parking brake cable, etc. The car is now ready to just drive and enjoy, turning the clock back 60 years! All numbers and codes on the car are correct and matching. The New Jersey title reads 18,826 actual miles but it seems likely that the mileage is actually 118,826—still averaging fewer than 2,000 miles per year. A rare find at the price of $24,500.