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Head Turner — Serious consideration should be given before any one attempt a concourse restoration such as this. But once complete, you set behind the wheel and smell history. Although this is a Trailer Queen, I does get to the shows and sound awesome.

Pros: It an E-Code...

Cons: Wish I could drive it every day

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Kit Car — Bought this package back 25 years ago and have not concentrated one bit on the assembly. I have rolled it from one location to another, and has always been in the way. Too much work to accomplish the end product for me. Perfect for an enthusiast.

Pros: Kit Car from Design Classic Sales Inc., pinto frame, 427 w/ trans (needs total rebuild)

Cons: Needs to be assembled and a lot of misc. parts need to be purchased to complete.

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1957 Ford T-bird Owner Review — Perforamce - Soso. First thing you should consider is disc brake conversion. Appearance - Sleek classic lines and gorgeous styling. Build quality - Get real. Its a 51 year old car. Even a fully restored car will still require routine maintenance. Performance is soso. Cost of ownership? Don't ask. Fun factor - Its a head turner!

Pros: All time american classic

Cons: Not for the faint hearted

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Beautiful American Classic — My Father is now in posession of the car... Decided it was his, when I ran out of money for parts... he finished paying for the parts, and bough the car from me. There is nothing better than driving down the freeway at 65+ mph with the ragtop off, the wind blowing through your hair, and the sound of the long block 312 roaring through the two straight exhaust pipes. With the Silicone rear main replacement, the car does not leak a drip. Extremely easy to work on. Presently working on the disk brake conversion kit. I recommend this car to anyone who loves cars. 10 mpg city / 15 highway (hey it is a '57 what do you expect)

Pros: Plenty of horse power, downright gorgeous to look at, plenty of power

Cons: It is a 57... repairs are inevitable, parts are quite pricey, no job is easy when you have to deal with bolts that have been there for 51 years (in some cases)

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Beautiful Design, Easy Maintenance And A Joy To Drive — I've owned my 57 bird for 3 years now. I restored it from a basket case to a stunning piece of art. It is easy to drive as it is smooth and quiet yet powerful when I want it to be. It is a wonderful car to own.

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We Have Wanted A 57 T-bird For A Long Time. — We found the perfect car for us. We enjoy our 57 T-bird convertible with the red on red color, the 292 engine and the standard shift transmission.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:300

Pros: Convertible

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Nice Looker And Then.... — Liked the looks and bought one, all Black, with removable top, ride was ok for a so called sports car. Lacked sway bars for the curves. Power plant was great for weight ratio. I believe you can get about 110 miles per hour out of it back then. Why I gave a low rating, two weeks after owning it, steering failed and ended in a lake. But it looked good, wish I had one today.

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird By MaricelaHoward

As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, built with two seats only, even people who couldn’t care less about cars will more often than not st... Read More

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition By heinem1

Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere leather interior feels soft and is better than the basic 50 Anniversity we had previously. The retro l... Read More

2004 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Wife's Toy By Luger

Rather cramped for tall people. Little storage and the trunk is very shallow. A car to cruise in, not for trips.Had to get custom seat covers since a black interior will cause damage in 115 degree h... Read More

Retro T-bird Ok, But No Classic By Luger

The retro-Birds are nice looking and average performers, but they miss being either a luxury car or a sports car. The trunk is so shallow that there is little storage. Ford got the retro part right,... Read More

2003 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Red Hot 2003 Thunderbird By Michelewoodward5

I like that she has 3 personalities: Hard top-for those snuggly days, Soft top-for those days that are a little to hot to go topless, Convertible-for the topless, flirty days. Thunderbird drives great... Read More

Excellent Ford Thunderbird! By Chrystael

The Ford Thunderbird is a weekend cruiser. Drop the top for a great canyon drive with the retro look and feel, but all the modern requirements of a nice reliable car. This vehicle is the perfect pleas... Read More

2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Classic By MrFeher

Performance surpassed my expectation. Quality Leather and interior sound. Better road view than anticipated with the top on. Cons, Need a bit more space behind the seats. Ne... Read More

Luxury, Sporty And A Great Fun Driver. By Blackhawke

I love everything about this car. It is not a Corvette but then again wasn't supposed to be anything other than a boulevard cruiser. There are tons of specialty products made to customize this car ... Read More

1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Great Car By Vwags

This car is a joy to drive. The style is very nice and it has the power and handling to support the style. The car gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a V8. I would think long and hard about get... Read More

Impressive By 97TBirdOwner

The Ford Thunderbird in this generation is a very nice mix of performance, luxury, and style. They can be relatively inexpensive if you look around and get lucky. I drive this one daily, and as mentio... Read More

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