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1957 Ford Thunderbird Custom Roadster

Slated for a future episode of Discovery's Fast N' Loud
Oneoff custom show car, influenced by Barris, Roth custom cars
This car has won every major show entered in the Radical Custom class including The Oakland Roadster Show, Sacramento Roadster Show and Lead Sled East
Finished in 14k gold paint
Pinstriped by Tanner Leaser of Gas Monkey Garage
Highperformance 351 CID Ford V8 engine
Ford C4 threespeed automatic transmission
Gold metallic exterior with all handformed steel with body modifications
Diamondpleated white Naugahyde vinyl interior
Same Naugahyde used on wheel wells, engine bay and hood pad
Custom highlights include 1959 Lincoln taillights, 1959 Buick taillights, 1960s Plymouth Aero steering wheel, a custom gearshift lever and a 1961 Chrysler glass dome gauge cluster
Interior features finished in 14karat gold paint and has a retro rotary telephone
Trunk features a small, 1950s Admiral TV, oil, gas and water cans, a period correct firstaid kit and a fullsize spare tire


MotoeXotica Classic Cars proudly presents this oneofakind, awardwinning custom show car in this 1957 Ford Thunderbird custom roadster, nicknamed Roxanne. This is one farout car that portrays the futuristic fantasy vibes of the late 1950s. It is allsteel construction with all components welded in and skimcoated smooth an amazing feat This car is said to be built byTom Culbertson, a well known Hot Rod builder from Indiana. Tom created the car with hand formed steel in same vein as cars built by Ed Big Daddy Roth and George Barris and its won some prestigious car shows such as The Oakland Roadster Show, Sacramento Roadster Show and Lead Sled East.

We purchased this wild custom tbird from our buddy Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage. The whole transaction of the sale was recorded for a future episode of Fast N' Loud

Under the hood, this show car features a highperformance 351 CID Ford V8 engine mated with a Ford C4 threespeed automatic transmission, both rebuilt before installation. Even as a show car, Roxanne runs fantastically. Known issues are the horn and speedometer, which are currently inoperable. This engine sits in a showprepared engine bay, there is a custom air cleaner and Mickey Thompson rocker covers with Tbar fasteners and gold detailing. The car comes with a custommade tonneau cover but has no hard or soft top.

The body is the handformed steel of a 57 Ford Thunderbird with a variety of body modifications. Tom Culberston of Culberstons Customs in Indianapolis, Indiana originally built Roxanne. Inspiration for this radical custom came from show cars built by Ed Big Daddy Roth and George Barris in the 50s and 60s. Finished in a brilliant gold metallic paint, this custom roadster definitely plays off a golden motif. The large rear tailfins give the iconic cult look, helping this car resemble a rocket ship Other exterior modifications to this roadster include 1959 Lincoln headlights, 1959 Buick taillights, shaved door handles, a custom grille, tail panels and a chopped windshield. Recently pinstriped by Tanner Leaser of Gas Monkey Garage and it looks absolutely excellent and complements the gold tbird perfectly. There is a hairline stress crack inside the right headlight, barely noticeable but there. This astounding custom sits on four alloy wheels in a star pattern, wrapped in Dimension All Season whitewall tires measuring P205/75R14.

A striking feature is the fully custom white Naugahyde vinyl on the interior, the wheel wells, engine bay and even the hood pad These details set apart a show car from a cruiser. This vinyl encases the seats and is diamondpleated. The seats show no known wear or tear, as is expected from a showwinning vehicle. Another custom feature is the 1961 Chrysler glass dome gauge cluster. This bubble dome appears as if it came right out of a science fiction comic book from that era. The steering wheel is a 60s Plymouth Aero wheel; there is also a custom shifter and astoundingly a retro rotary telephone attached to the center of the floorboard. Inside the glovebox is a Sony AM/FM stereo with CD player. The trunk has been equipped with a small, restored 1950s Admiral TV, oil, gas and water cans and a period correct firstaid kit, all accented or sheathed in gold, plus a fullsize spare tire. According to previous accounts, the interior features have been finished in 14karat gold.

This example left Fords Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant on June 25, 1957, a 312 CID V8 and a Holley fourbarrel carburetor, mated to an overdrive transmission with a 3.10 rear end.

Now, this custom car is unique and will serve well as a show car for any collection but please note this car has no top and must have indoor storage space. Awards for Roxanne include: Oakland Roadster Show, Sacramento Roadster Show and Lead Sled East among more in the radical custom class. Dont miss your opportunity to grab a custom awardwinning roadster to showcase in your collection

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 88,370 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE


VIN: D7FH320339

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This 1957 Ford Thunderbird was listed for sale on 10-7-17 07:41:07. The vehicle color is Gold and VIN is not available . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is motoe161123. There are other Ford cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other Ford cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.

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