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Old 03-28-2020, 11:12 AM
 
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Confusing sales ad.

I recently read Avery confusing sales ad for a 1957 bird on autotrader. The ad claimed that it was an original supercharged 312 engine but the serial # is D7FH128562. According to all the info I can obtain, a D code is a 312 with a single 4 barrel carb. Can anyone comment on this discrepancy? Thanks
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Old 03-28-2020, 09:26 PM
 
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The very early Birds that had a supercharger were D coded (called DF Birds)
If that is what it is it's a very valuable car.

Otherwise, it could just be a D Bird with a supercharger added later in life.
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Thank you Paul for that info. Is there any way to figure if this one could be an early DF?
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There are two men that should know. They are authenticity chairman for CTCI. They will need to know the VIN and other info on the data plate. The D/F Birds were built early in the 57 production year. I don't know the cutoff when they went to "F". If you have a late built car, it is not a D/F bird.

Gil Maumgartner GBaumgartner@ctci.org

Scott McGilvrey scottMcGilvray@sbcglobal.net

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Thank you Paul for that info. Is there any way to figure if this one could be an early DF?
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