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May 18 2013

05:31
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…Steel wheels hubcaps, blackwall 7.50-14 Firestones, hardtop and cloth soft top, Town & Country radio, overdrive 3-speed, steering column mounted McCullough supercharger gauges. Restored like new. Represented as one of 15 built, 8 surviving, prototypes for the 1957 Thunderbird supercharged ‘F-Bird’. Known history from new and judged perfect in Classic Thunderbirds competition. A significant Thunderbird offered by RM in Arizona in 2009 where it was a $190,000 no-sale, then reported sold by Mecum at Indy earlier this year at $275,600….

  Via Mecum Monterey 2011 - Auction Report

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1957 Ford Thunderbird Phase I D/F Handbuilt Factory Racer
This 1957 Ford Thunderbird is much more than one of the rarest Fords produced in the post-WWII era, for while outwardly identical to production models, its origins and history set it apart as one of a singularly unique group of fifteen hand-built for competition and one of just eight that survive today. …

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1 of only 15 Thunderbirds hand-built for racing. Only 8 known to exist. Ownership chain is known and documented. Drag raced by original owner, Dewey “Gilley” Gilleland. Restored by CTCI Authenticity Chairman, Gil Baumgartner. First Thunderbird to receive perfect score in CTCI judging. Shown at Amelia Island, Meadowbrook and Palm Beach Concours. Only Phase I D/F Thunderbird with overdrive. Only Phase I D/F Thunderbird in this color, Inca Gold. Most complete documentation of all Phase I D/F Thunderbirds.

  Via SUPERCARS.NET - Image Gallery for 1957 Ford Thunderbird D/F-Code Phase I

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