They're only original once. Nice ride!
My Donor 35th Annie
You are the photo of the week @garynanclark ! Congrats!
nt, You might be right but this mod sure is eye catching and distinctive. My '02 is a very nice ride (15k on the clock) but I'll bet this custom REALLY gets the looks! Larry
Saw one like this at the Memphis International; may have been the same one. Thought proportionally, it would have turned out better with a 55/56 rear end. truck lid of the 2003 versus the '57 seems to be a lot shorter. Still very very cool!
L-O-V-E the Retro57. I have a 2002. Where did you have the fins installed? I'd like to have that done to mine. I don't want to get the stick ones but your bird looks like they are part of he car. Thanks, Larry
2003 It was Desert Sky blue almost the same as 1957 Sky mist blue.
Thanks for Picture of the week
@cedarbird2 I fixed them. What year is the newer car? PS You are photo of the week, it's going out as we speak!
Do not know why they came out upside down
She's a beauty!....Nice job.
Beautiful the color is exactly like mine I painted in 1983.....
like the dual master cylinder how did you hook it to the stock power brake unit?
Now that`s a Thunderbird.......
build thread here. http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/2012-ridler-winner-1955-thunderbird/
Absolutely a beautiful work of art and love..
When I purchased the T-Bird I found a video of the off frame restoration & 2 old titles. 1 title was issued on 10/18/2005, that owner only drove the car a few times & stored it in a climate control warehouse for 8 years. The California title was issued on 12/13/2001 & that owner bought the car in Northern California from an owner of a body shop & it was indeed a body off restoration. After he bought the car it sat in his garage for many years, because he owned about 20 collector cars.
Was the car restored?
I love your car. Mine also is a California black plate car. It’s been in storage for over forty years. It was originally Thunderbird blue like yours but my Uncle had it painted yellow.
Someday I hope to drive it
Yes I will get some better pictures and not resize them. Thank you TommyT
Wow. Beautiful restoration and a really pretty car! What a Valentine present that would make.
one sleek line of snow from the top of the windshield to past the rear bumper. cool!
Wow, very nice @BudP ! I will make this the photo of the week!
I wish you had higher resolution photos, so I could featured one week! Can you post some better photos that are not resized?
She is a beauty!
Lovely ..best of luck with it,,bro 55
Thanks for the link, I may have to consider checking it out in August.. Looks like fun and they have a lot of events during the weekend..
I lived up in the Catskill mountains, back in the 70's and early 80's when I was in radio, and spent a lot of time going to events in northern New York and New Jersey. Loved the area, but not the winters. LOL
Steve, here is a link that one of our club members sent to me regarding the show up in Buffalo: http://www.buffalothunderbirdclub.org/
The last owner lived close to Syracuse and they put about 10K on it in the 4-5 years they had it.. Looks like I'll be driving less than 2K a year with mine. Only driving it on weekends.. I saw a beauty on Barrett Jackson auction Scottsdale on Velocity last week.. I think it was a 2002, with only 200 miles and t-bird blue and it went for $30,000.. I would love to have two.. One to keep pristine and one a driver, not a daily driver mind you, but more often than just the Sunday drive...
My daughter is living in Buffalo.. It is a fun trip when you include Niagara Falls in the itinerary which is only 15 or so miles away.. My Bird has 17,000 mile bought it with 16,000 last February from a Mercedes dealer.. Took delivery in late March when the salt was finally off the roads. Mine had 3 prior owners.. First two were from the Albany NY area and they only put 2000 mile each in in the 4-6 years they owned it each..
I just checked their Western New York Thunderbird Club web site, but it's may be too early in the season for info on their club events.. Everything was for last summer 2017.. Looks like they have a very active club though.. I have not participated in any club events yet.. Central New York T-Bird club has a spring rally but I think it also includes which is probably well attended by other ford owns of mustangs.. It's more of a Ford rally..
I understand they are going to have a big Thunderbird show in Buffalo this summer and several of our New England gang have been talking about going. Have you heard about that show?
My first Bird was an 02 Torch Red and often thought about buying a white top for it and adding wide whitewall tires. I think that is a classic look. But I ended up trading it in for an 03 whisper white with 20K fewer miles on it, and in show room condition. We live here in New England so I understand the winter issues. As soon as they put salt and sand on the roads the Bird gets put away for the winter. We have a show towards the end of April and that's when I take her out for the year.
I love seeing the photographs of this car, because my 55 Thunderbird looks exactly like this one.
I have a red T-Bird & top that I just bought a year ago.. I have often thought about looking into a white or black top also.. My hard top is only on for two month out of the year.. April and November, just before and after winter storage.. I also leave it on when I store it over the winter in the garage.. Being in upstate NY, the T-Bird doesn't see the road during the winter because of the salt that is on the roads pretty much all winter long..
Thank you Steve. A fellow T-Bird friend talked me into purchasing the red top, about six year ago, to match the full red accent interior and red pin- striping that had been done several years earlier. I haven't had the white top on since.....
Fun shots and a nice car.. Love the car and rv trailer photo..