Ford : Thunderbird 1957 Ford Thunderbird – Not Running – Easy Project Car
Call Mike at 408 768 7647. Up for auction is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. This is a non running car. with 4bbl, 3 speed stick, no power steering and no power brakes. It has 1616 miles. This car recently came out of an estate in California and was stored in a garage for many years. It is very well preserved. The motor was partially disassembled and we have the cylinder heads, rocker arms, push rods, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, and a handful of quite a few miscellaneous parts. It would not take very much to make this car a runner. You can see in the picture that we have the heater blower motor, tubes, and hardware. This is a 3 speed standard car which will make this a very good driver. This car is at least 98% all there. It is a great simple project and good money maker for the collectable car owner.
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The cloth convertible top seems to be in very good condition and the dash and all the gauges are all intact, all of the windows go up and down, and the chrome around the windows is in excellent condition. From what I can tell, this car was originally a black car. Both doors, the hood and trunk open and close very well. There was some body work done at one time that we can see on the left rear quarter panel but it should not be a problem as this car needs to be repainted anyway.
There are a handful of other parts that will go with the car like all the hubcaps, some emblems, and some rubber that was preordered from the last owner. There are no cracks in any of the glass and the fly vent windows.
We have tried our best to describe this car for you so that you can determine if it will work for you. This car is being sold as is where is. If you have any questions at all that Mike can answer for you please do not hesitate to call Mike at 408 768 7647. He'll be able to go into much better detail over the phone than by email. Also if you would like some more pictures please be sure to send your email address so that you can get them as soon as possible and tell us specifically which areas of the car that you would like to see and we can try our best to get them for you.
We believe we have set a reasonable reserve on this car. If you would like to come and see the car please call us to make an appointment. We encourage anyone who plans to bid on any car to come and see it first to feel and touch it. We are just minutes away from the San Jose airport and just a quick walk down the street from the Caltrans Train Depot. If you come to see the car or if you win the car we would be happy to pick you up from either location. We expect that if you are bidding on the car that you are well aware that you are entering into a contract for purchase. Serious bidders only please!
If you are the lucky winner of this auction we will expect to hear from you by phone or email within 24 hours of winning the auction. We do not do any financing and will expect you to have your funds available upon winning this auction. If you feel that you may have any extenuating circumstances, such as the prospect of being out of town when the auction ends, please do give us the courtesy by calling Mike to discuss the possibility before bidding and/or winning the auction, he is reasonable. We feel better talking about it ahead of time rather than you wanting to change the terms of the auction after the fact.
Deposit and Payment: We will be expecting a $500 deposit within 24 hours of winning the auction. We accept Paypal, Mastercard or Visa ONLY for the $500.00 deposit. Certified funds or cash in person is okay, too. The remainder of the payment can be made ONLY with certified funds or cash in person within 72 hours of winning the auction. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL, VISA, OR MASTERCARD FOR THE REMAINING PAY OFF. All non paying bidders will be reported to eBay and their accounts could be suspended. If you are not sure about anything, please either call or email us before you bid so that you may clarify any doubts that you may have first.
Shipping this car will be at the full expense of the buyer should they choose to do so. Our preferred shipper is Jim McElley at Hi Line Auto Transport at 831 840 3630. We honestly have no idea what it would cost to ship this car to your door, but if you will call Jim or email him at Jim@McElleyauto.com, he would be more than happy to give you a quote. We do not contact or arrange transport with the shipper but we will certainly accomodate the shipper with any help needed when he comes to pick up the car.
If you are an international buyer, we would be happy to give you the contact information of two different exporters for you to contact.
In the event that this car does not sell, we would like you, the bidder to be aware of a few things. Mike is always the only phone contact person and always has the same phone number. Either Mike or Susan may email answers to your questions. If we were to give a SECOND CHANCE OFFER, it would be only to the top one or two bidders and all of our contact info would be the same.
eBay also blocks the seller from contacting anyone who is not the buyer after the auction closes even if you are able to send a message to us through eBay, except for the SECOND CHANCE OFFER form. If you want to follow up on the sale/no sale of the car, the only way you can get a response from us is if you call us.
We do get our share of deadbeats and goofballs, so occasionally you could see a car listed as "sold" and then see a valid SECOND CHANCE OFFER. It pays to be careful, so just call Mike at the above number if you are contacted for a SECOND CHANCE OFFER. It pays to be safe.
And finally everyone appreciates positive feedback! We don't play games and will always leave you positive feedback when you follow our simple rules. We like satisfied buyers! And we always appreciate the positive feedback from satisfied buyers, too! Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding!
On Dec 24 09 at 13:43:32 PST, seller added the following information:
Forgot to mention that there is absolutely no rust whatsoever on this car in cluding the body panels and the floor! It is a great car!
On Dec 29 09 at 18:37:45 PST, seller added the following information: