1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code
VIN: E7FH215266 Engine: 312 cu. in. V-8 Horsepower: 212 Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic
For the 1955 model year, Ford introduced its answer to Chevrolets Corvette, the Thunderbird, or the "T-Bird" as it has become known as today. Featuring an all metal body and V-8 engine, unlike Chevrolets 6 cylinder fiberglass Corvette, the T-Bird was built for sporty good looks, but also for comfort. For the 1957 model year, Thunderbird sales increased dramatically with an all new cosmetic design and performance options. Featuring an extended tail end by 6 inches, a new grille and bumpers, the 1957 T-Bird is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the two seat Thunderbirds. Mechanically, you were able to upgrade the performance by ordering either the E-Code or F-Code engines. The E-Code is an incredible and very rare option increasing the horsepower by a lot. The E-Code features dual four barrel Holley carburetors, increased bore and stroke, higher compression ratio and automatic choke giving the 312 cubic inch Ford Y-Block V-8 enough horsepower to beat Chevrolets 283 V-8 by just 2 horsepower. A true performance sports car, the E-Code is one of the coolest 1950's American sports cars ever made.