1962 Ford Thunderbird Coupe
There is nothing quite as stunning as a classic car with flawless sheet metal coated in dazzling black paint. This mirror finished, Third Generation, Thunderbird hardtop, still looking brand new after 60 years, has been painstakingly cherished by the seller since 1988, and is mechanically as sound and as fit for service as it was six decades ago. What is most remarkable about the car is that it is a survivor; repainted, maintained, and serviced as needed to be sure, but it remains original in almost every respect. Ford produced 68,000 model 63A TBird coupes in 1962, but there are only a handful left today that can compare to the great presentation of this car.
This Bullet Bird is powered by the strong and reliable 390 CID FE V8 developing 300 horsepower, and features a Cruise-A-Matic automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, power windows, tilt away steering wheel, deep pile carpet, vinyl seats, chrome wheels, new Uniroyal Tiger Paw white sidewall tires, new shocks, new brakes, and aluminized dual exhaust with period correct, rumbly, Smitty mufflers. The odometer shows just under 60,000 miles because it was zeroed when a fresh NOS factory FE long block and Holley carburetor were installed in the early 1990s. At that time, the car was also repainted and it has been kept in pristine condition since. The seats were professionally recovered less than 10 years ago in marine vinyl, and there is no visible wear, no tears, no blemishes in the soft, comfortable, upholstery. The carpet, likewise, is as new.
Always kept indoors, regularly serviced, and religiously detailed and polished, this car has been a car show favorite for many years, often winning trophies for paint and overall appearance. Driven mostly in Las Vegas for the past three decades, it drives easily, the air conditioning blows cold, and an aftermarket Custom AudioSound AM/FM/MP3 radio keeps the Oldies but Goodies rollin’ on. This is the kind of car