(408) 246-1000

3035 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

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1957 Ford Thunderbird
Price : $29,999
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Red / White
65,949 Mileage / VIN: D7FH334677

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Phone : (408) 246-1000
3035 El Camino Real , Santa Clara, CA 95051


1957 Ford Thunderbird

Red / White 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible VIN: D7FH334677
Convertible, 4 Doors, Rear Wheel Drive, 312 Ci, 8 Cylinders, Automatic Transmission Stock: 400044812

Vehicle Description

FRAME OFF RESTORATION. TOO MANY NEW PARTS TO MENTION.TWO TOPS. REFER TO THIS LINK FOR MORE PICS AND INFO, HTTPS://SFBAY.CRAIGSLIST.ORG/SBY/CTD/D/SANTA-CLARA-1957-FORD-THUNDERBIRD/6780612059.HTML

The car was purchased from a classic car dealer in Texas in 2009. The car had undergone a full, frame-off, mechanical and cosmetic restoration when I purchased it. New paint, all new rubber seals, basically everything was restored or refreshed.
312 cubic inch engine, 245 horsepower
Automatic transmission 
Flame red exterior
Vintage air conditioning with modern 134 coolant
Leather interior 
New Kelsey Hayes style wire wheels
Two tops - a removable white hard top with the famous porthole windows and a white soft top. 

When I purchased the car, I upgraded additional items so it starts, drives, and handles like a modern car.
Only 4,600 miles in the nine years I've owned it (an average of just 43 miles per month.)
New gas shocks
New power front disc brakes
Wire wheels re-conditioned to be used without needing tubes
New dual master brake cylinder
New radial tires 
New heavy duty sway bars in front and rear
New carburetor
New lower and upper control arm bushings
Converted from generator to alternator
Electronic ignition
New oversized radiator with additional "parade" fan and coolant overflow tank for maximum cooling
New water pump
New oil pump
New LED, brighter rear signal lights
New aluminum trim door panels
New door handles
New carpet 
New aluminum step plates
New floor mats
New rearview mirror
New steering wheel with correct emblem and trim
New license plate frame
New stereo that looks vintage with CD player mounted in trunk. 
New removable transmission lock for security
Car cover
 
Classic Thunderbird Club International grille emblem and cloth patch
In December of 2018, I had my mechanic do an all-around mechanical check, added a new battery, oil/filter change, new coolant, etc. 


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The original "For sale by owner" car lot, since 1972.

The fun way to buy or sell any vehicle!

We simply rent display space to individuals selling their vehicles. We provide a safe, well lit and convenient location so you don't have strangers coming to your home, they come to ours.

Buyers can see hundreds of vehicles "For sale by owner" at one location.
All makes and models come through the lot and there are no Salesmen to bother you while you shop. Bikes, cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. And every vehicle has a sign in the window with the description and price. If you like what you see, drive it then call the owner directly.

We now offer consignment as well. 
We can also take your car in as a trade-in or buy it outright if you just need a little cash.

Stop by and check us out. While you're here get a free verbal appraisal on your vehicle.

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History

Established in 1972.

Elvin French, a manager at Signetics Corporation, with prior experience in companies such as LTV Aerospace and texas instruments, had a vision. He saw a need in the automobile sales arena, and developed a fresh new way to sell used vehicles. French combined his business savvy and his love for cars, and along with CPA Neil Stephens, Commander Wayne Curtis and Attorney William Butler, made the dream a reality. The resultant company, Wheels and Deals, provides individuals a new and exciting way to buy and sell vehicles. Eliminating the middle man, French introduced consumers to a safe environment in which to meet , without having them ever expose their homes and families to strangers. French has since stepped down to pursue his interest in Prison ministry along with his wife Kay.

Meet the Business Owner

Bob and Jerry F.
Bob and Jerry F. Business Owner

From day one, Wheels and deals has been a family oriented business, and throughout its over 40 year span in the bay area has seen most of the French family behind the counter, doing everything from customer service to maintaining the lot. 
Bob and Jerry French took over when Elvin stepped down in 1993. Combining Jerry's background in sales and marketing and Bob's extensive background in all things automotive (he was the founder of Mopar Alley) the brothers made a winning combination, and have seen the business thrive even in an economically unstable market. 
With a no hassle, no gimmicks, and NO SALESMEN approach, Wheels and Deals is the premier way to buy or sell any vehicle. With hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles to choose from, literally at your fingertips with our website, and now with a new, bigger and brighter location, we look forward to helping you sell your vehicle and get the ride you have always dreamed of!



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