1957 Ford Thunderbird E Code
Engine: 312 overhead valve V-8
Compression ratio: 9.7:1
Transmission: Three-speed manual
Power output: 270 HP @ 336 ft. lb. torque
About our 1957 Ford Thunderbird E Code
Our ‘E’ Bird has a factory three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. There were only 1,363 ‘E’ code T-Birds built in total making them significantly more valuable, as one of Ford’s most rarest models. As seen here, this beautiful 1957 Thunderbird E is finished in Inca Gold with Colonial White interior. This car has numerous factory options including a Wonderbar radio, heater, factory hardtop, power steering and brakes and power windows as well as full wheel covers and rear fender skirts.
History of the 1957 Ford Thunderbird E Code
To keep pace with the demand for sports cars and the two-seater performance cars of Europe, Ford introduced the Thunderbird. It needed to be competitive right here at home with counterparts like GM’s Corvette. Gaining popularity at this size, the T-Bird’s unique style and proportions coupled with sporty performance made it an instant American success. In 1955, it outsold Corvette by nearly twenty-four to one.
They were built in four engine choices beginning with the stock 292 c.i.d. V-8 with a two-barrel carburetor, a 312 c.i.d. V-8 with a single four-barrel carburetor, the ‘E’ code version with more performance added by (2) four-barrel carbs to the 312 V-8 and finally the ‘F’ bird sporting the very rare and potent 312 V-8 supercharged variant in very limited production of only 194 units.