That is a beautiful car! Great lines on the 57 Ford, especially the convertibles. My first car was a 1957 Ford Country Sedan station wagon hand-me-down from my Mom. It also had the 292 CID Thunderbird engine, complete with the rocker arm covers that actually said Thunderbird on them, which I always thought was so cool. Your article brought back memories, especially your description of the barge-like characteristics, with the barely there brakes and remotely connected steering. Nevertheless, I really liked that old car and I also took it around the block a time or two, sans license, at a too young age. I'm sure if I got a chance to drive it again now, I would constantly be thinking, "When is this darn thing going to shift again?"
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