For the 1957 model year, Ford redesigned its full-size lineup with a new perimeter-frame chassis that allowed the floor to be placed much lower to envelope the passengers inside while providing a lower and longer exterior look. Making this new chassis feasible was a new rear differential that featured a pinion gear placed much lower than the conventional hypoid units common at the time. Fun fact: in 1957 Ford actually outside Chevrolet for the model year, but not in the calendar-year, for the first time since the early 1930s.
Unfortunately, the private seller does not provide much detail other than his car is equipped with the optional 292 cubic inch, two-barrel carbureted Thunderbird engine mated to a three-speed manual overdrive transmission. We love this powertrain combination as it has a reputation for being a good combination for highway cruising. We also love the combination of red and white both inside and out, however, the seller does not indicate whether this car is original or an older restoration. One item we noticed is that this car appears to have factory air conditioning. Given the car’s Florida location, you’ll need to confirm with the seller whether this example has a heater as many cars during this time either came with A/C OR a heater depending on the region of the country being sold. Also worth noting is that this example appears to have a radio delete plate.
While you’ll have to do more homework with the seller, this car appears to be a cool wagon in the right colors that will be a fun, comfortable cruiser on summer days. Good luck with the sale!