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Arguably one of the worst fears of a collector car enthusiast is leaving behind an unfinished car with a garage full of parts for his heirs to deal with. Unfortunately, that’s what we came across on Craigslist in Long Valley, New Jersey where the Estate of Leo who passed away suddenly is selling his 1957 Ford Thunderbird project for $10,500, “however the family is accepting offers and will take less in an effort to liquidate the asset.” With the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool currently showing $20,400 as an estimate for a #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) example, there is a lot of upsides if you have the tools and capabilities to get this T-Bird road-ready again.
With this Thunderbird ready for paint, the rebuilt 312 cubic inch V8 and three-speed manual transmission ready for install, and a new interior waiting in boxes for final assembly, you can spend the cold and dark winter months getting this numbers-matching red-over-red T-Bird back together in time for spring once you get it back from your paint shop. So, rent a U-Haul box truck and car hauler to pick this project up and good luck with the purchase!
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