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1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E-CODE CONVERTIBLE
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  • 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E-CODE CONVERTIBLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEGENDARY COUNTRY MUSIC STAR, JIM OWEN!
  • BEAUTIFUL RESTORATION!
  • EXTREMELY RARE E-CODE MODEL; ONE OF ONLY 1441 BUILT!
  • BELIEVED TO BE ONLY 26,000 ORIGINAL MILES!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • E-CODE 312 CU IN/270 HP WITH FACTORY DUAL 4-BARREL CARBURETORS
  • REMOVABLE PORTHOLE HARDTOP
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER SEATS
  • CHROME WIRE WHEELS
  • FORD-O-MATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER STEERING
  • POWER BRAKES
  • FENDER SKIRTS
  • TOWN AND COUNTRY PUSH-BUTTON RADIO
  • In response to the Thunderbird’s biggest rival, the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford would introduce some big changes for the 1957 model year. The modifications included a face lift which consisted of a reshaped front bumper and an enlarged grill while the rear end was fitted with larger rear fins and tail lights, allowing the spare tire to re-enter the trunk compartment. Fourteen inch wheels helped to give the vehicle a lower stance while updated interior trim and a newly designed dashboard helped customers feel more invited and sophisticated. Optional during the 1957 model year was the E-code set up, which unleashed the full potential of the Ford 312 V8 engine. Featuring increased head flow, aluminum intake and dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors, the E-code engine was capable of 270 horsepower which allowed the Thunderbird to really fly. Of the 21,380 1957 Thunderbirds only 1,441 would leave the factory with the E-code set up, thus rendering it a rare and desirable automobile.

    The 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible featured here is finished in classic Colonial White with a beautiful black and white interior. It was recently released from the personal collection of country music superstar, Jim Owen. Showing 26,123 miles, it has been wonderfully restored and comes well equipped with its “port hole” hardtop, chrome wire wheels, fender skirts, power features, and more. We are proud to offer this 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible to the most sophisticated collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the provenance of this Great American Classic. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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    BIOGRAPHY OF JIM OWEN

    Jim Owen is an American singer/songwriter. When he was a child, Owen saw Hank Williams Sr. perform and became fascinated with the star and his music. After completing his education, he relocated to Nashville to work as a songwriter. Over the next few years, several artists topped the charts with songs that Owen had written. He never lost his obsession with Hank Williams and begun to impersonate his idol by practicing his mannerisms and stage presentation. Owen is the recipient of two Emmy awards, one for "Hank," a PBS television special, and another for his portrayal of Hank Williams Sr. in a made for TV movie that he both wrote and starred in. He garnered an Emmy nomination for "Hank Williams: The Man and His Music". He produced "An Evening With Hank Williams", a one-man live stage show which featured backing tracks provided by Hank’s band "The Drifting Cowboys". In 1985, he wrote and produced a 10-hour Hank Williams radio tribute which was broadcasted throughout the U.S. on New Year’s Day. Owen has also appeared as Williams at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas and at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He still writes songs and, at times, works as an auctioneer near his Tennessee home. While he is also known for his collection of classic cars, he is most recognized among country music fans all over the world.

    Year:
    1957
    Make:
    Ford
    Model:
    Thunderbird
    Color:
    Colonial White
    Mileage:
    26,123
    Stock Number:
    406272_57_Thund

    Engine:
    312CID 270 HP V8
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Style:
    Convertible
    NADA VALUE
    $111,720.00
    DISCOUNT
    $51,820.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $59,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    NADA Guides March 13, 2018

    High Retail: $111,720.00


    Year:
    1957
    Make:
    Ford
    Model:
    Thunderbird
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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