/ /

1957 Ford Thunderbird * E Code * 20 Factory Options * Numbers Match

  • Location: Appling, Georgia, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • SubModel: E-Code
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1957
  • Mileage: 97083
  • VIN: E7FH203270
  • Color: Bronze
  • Engine size: 312 V8 2x4
  • Power options: Power Seat
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Bronze
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1957 Ford Thunderbird Description

1957 Ford Thunderbird (Rare) E-Bird

Factory Original & ALL Numbers Matching E-Code

Loaded with 20 Rare Original Factory Options!

No Rust/No Hit Car

Factory Thunderbird Bronze (QE Paint Code)

Factory Original Bronze Interior (XJ Trim Code)

Two Factory Tops… Hardtop/Soft Top

Original Master-Guide Power Steering

Original Swift-Sure Power Brakes

Ice Cold “WORKING” Dealer Added Air Conditioning

(AC was not available from the factory for ‘57’s…Dealer add only)

Original Factory Matching E-Code 312ci V8/Factory Dual 4-Barrel Motor

Original Dual Holley ECJ-4000 (330cfm) Teapot Carburetors

Original Factory 4-Way Power Seat (Working)

Original Volumatic Signal-Seek Radio (Working)

Original Factory I-Rest Tinted Safety Glass

Original Factory Chrome Engine Dress-Up Kit

Original Factory Optional Back-up Lights

Original Factory “Lifeguard” Padded Dash

Original Factory “Lifeguard” Padded Visors

Original Factory “Lifeguard” Seat Belts (Very rare)

Service and Maintenance Work Completed 11/05/2019 (See Details Below)

Matching VIN on Frame & Data-Plate

Clean/Clear/Current Title with the car…

I Reserve the Right to End this Listing Early

Call or Text… 706-831-1899

Up for auction is a super rare 1957 E-code Thunderbird. Of the 21,380Thunderbirdsbuilt for the1957model year, only 1,499 were the fabulousE-Code Thunderbirds. TheE-Codeexamples were equipped with a 312/270 HP V-8 engine fed by two 4-barrel carburetors. ThisThunderbirdBronzeE-Bird is believed to be 97,083 original miles survivor…

Only the 57 Thunderbirds had (and are) recognized by slanted sharp tail-fins, round tail lights with optional back-up light in the center, dual exhaust exits thru back corners of the massive 2-part shaped bumper, and the Thunderbird emblem below the trunk keyhole. They also had a massive front 2-part curved bumper with a taller grill and parking lights and a license plate position formed into the bumper.

This ’57 E-Bird has many rare factory original options (20) as you can see above. I purchased the car from the family that had owned it since 1994. The owner prior to that lived only a few miles from me in Jefferson County, Georgia and he owned the car for over 20 years dating back to the early 70’s.

Following services, completed 11/05/2019… (service work):

The oil & filter was changed (actually 2 times… initially and again after car was tuned/running and driven a bit), lubed the chassis, replaced points & condenser, drained and replaced transmission fluid, replaced spark plugs, new gas filter (internal filter only Kept original cannister on car), replaced fuel tank/sending unit and fuel inlet tube, blew out & cleaned all gas lines, rebuild kits for the original teapot carburetors, adjusted the lifters, replaced brake light switch, replaced brake master cylinder, complete front and rear brake job including new shoes/cylinders/ and 4 steel brake lines, inspected axle seals were fine, charged AC system (still R22), installed new correct battery, and 1 new battery cable end. I also replaced all 4 tires 195/75R14 Radials Hankook. The wheels are all EH code wheels including the spare.

I was pleased with the outcome to say the least! I guess what surprised me the most were four things:1. there is basically no blow-by from the motor 2. There are no leaks from the motor, the transmission or the rear end… 3. The Air Conditioning compressor and system works like new after charging it and the compressor is so quiet you can hardly hear it running…4. The factory power seat and the factory Volumatic Signal-Seek radio still work!

Everything works on this E-Bird except the tachometer and the clock. The lights and turn signals work, the power seat works, the speedometer, temp and fuel gauge work, the AC works and blowing cold, and the windows roll up and down just fine. There is a star in the windshield on passenger side…

The interior is factory original Bronze. When I purchased the car… in the trunk was a complete & matching interior (still in original boxes) from 1991 purchased from Larry’s Thunderbird Parts in California. It included carpet, seat covers, all panels and trim. I had my interior guy replace the carpet, the seat, and the vinyl trim on top of the door panels and top panel as well as the new drop curtain. Underneath the carpet was solid and still original paint on the floors (pictures attached below). I did not replace the door and kick panels and the new ones go with the car. The floor in the trunk is also original paint and perfect and rust free. (pictures attached).

I hand polished all the brightwork and trim, cleaned and detailed under the hood (no paint used), and cleaned up and polished the paint on the car. I have been around the car with a magnet and cannot find any sign of body work on the car. There is no rust. The car had 1 repaint many years ago (70’s or 80’s), however the paint on the floors and trunk are original paint and probably the firewall, fender wells and the bottom side of the hood are as well. The paint is slick and shines nice… its very presentable, however not perfect (paint is over 30 years old).

The 1957 T-bird hardtop was available with or without portholes. The ’57 non-porthole hardtop had the new Thunderbird emblem in a small disk; the same style emblem that is on the steering wheel of the ’57… the hardtop, as you can see in the pictures on this E-bird, is the non-porthole top… it is in excellent condition. It also comes with a soft-top that stores behind the seat.

To sum it up, this highly optioned & rare ’57 E-bird is in very good condition and mostly original. It is not perfect, and it has a little patina on some of the trim as in the fender vents and the side view mirror arm, the paint is not perfect however the body is all original and rust free.

There are lots of pictures below and I have attached a YouTube video of the car running. Please give the many pictures time to download and please watch the video as well… Feel free to call me with any questions.706-831-1899

I can pick you up at the Augusta GA airport or the Thomson GA (small aircraft) …on almost any day except Sunday

You Tube Video Link:


Please call/text or Email with any questions:

Wendell 706-831-1899 Cell


I have described this vehicle to the best of my ability. All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition.My goal is to provide you with the best service and the most comfortable buying experience on eBay. I do not accept escrow, and all inspections must be done prior to delivery. The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was placed on eBay. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may differ at time of sale. These vehicles are for sale locally and I do reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

FREE scheduling, supersized images
and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager.
Make your listings stand out with
FREE Vendio custom templates!

FREE scheduling, supersized images
and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager.

Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!