1962 Ford Thunderbird Coupe
1962 Ford Thunderbird Coupe
The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a personal luxury car produced by Ford for the 1961 to 1963 model years. It featured new and much sleeker styling (done by Bill Boyer) than the second-generation models. Sales were strong, if not quite up to record-breaking 1960, at 73,051 including 10,516 convertibles. A new, larger 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE-series V8 was the only engine available (in 1961). The Thunderbird was 1961's Indianapolis 500 pace car and featured prominently in US President John F. Kennedy's inaugural parade, probably aided by the appointment of Ford executive Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense. It shared some styling cues with the much smaller European Ford Corsair.
For consignment a totally custom, totally radical departure from the original 1962 Bird with a chopped top, welded to body bumpers, fastback rear window and deck, 15-inch Cragar wire wheels, a custom interior, and just a unique resto-mod version of the 1962 Ford Thunderbird, all bathed in Passion Pearl over Lavender. I give you this Bat-Mobile-esque creation, only it shall be referred to as the “Phat-Mobile!”
Donned with a 7-1/2 inch chopped top, fastback rear glass and deck lid, welded bumpers, custom horizontal ribbed grille, uber cool tail fins melting into the painted and welded on rear bumper, turbine tail lighting and custom 15-inch Cragar wire wheels, fender skirts we are in Gilbert Grape heaven. Actually, Lavender is the official color and it has a Passion Pearl clear coat, and it presents miles deep. Like a floating wing flapping manta ray in the ocean, this car floats down Main street, turns heads and pops eyes as it moves. Totally custom, totally lavender.
Neutral grays cover the interior surfaces including the door panels complete with power windows, late model bucket seats in gray Ultraleather, a newly fabricated dash retaining some of the original qualities but even more modern, a molded in console, and 1962 looking dash top all in shades of gray. A Grant custom wood rimmed rally filet style steering wheel is now on and fronting this dashboard work of art. Vintage air has been added in, some extra gauges, and a rear seat removed now comes a carpeted deck for storage and speaker panel. Above let's throw on a second above the head console trimming on the headliner, and then a gray headliner which is coming loose at some of the edges. How wonderful and creative is all this menagerie, and in shades of gray a nice compliment to the pearlescent lavender exterior.
The purple passion continues with a custom fabricated covered engine bay, in …Lavender, with the bejeweled 460 cubes of Lincoln power all blinged out in total chrome compliments, and a single 4-barrel carburetor atop, and a C6 3-speed automatic transmission strapped to the back. A Ford 9-inch rear with 2.50 gears for the ultimate low rpm cruise, has this purple bird taking flight and it has not even moved an inch! All buttoned up with Ron Frances wiring.
Showing overall surface rust and road dirt, some customization has been added on to the undercarriage in the form of a front Fat Man 3 inch dropped spindles with Ford Granada front disc brakes. On back are leaf springs with power drum brakes for the woah! factor.
Much like driving a piece of Lavender sculpture, this “Phat Mobile” cruises to beat the band. Talk about turning heads which a work of automotive art tends to do, this car ran wonderfully, handled like it was on rails, and stopped sufficiently. A comfy interior with reminiscence of the 1962 dash top and many modern conveniences. A great driver.
So if you want to be the only person on your block with a totally radical version of the 1962 T bird, then step up to the plate and have a gander at this one. Resto-mod, automotive artwork, a fab creation, looking just grapey!
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
83-Thunderbird 2 Door Hardtop
Z-390ci V8 300hp
130035-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 63A-Thunderbird Hardtop
COLOR M-Corinthian White
DATE 20M-December 20th
AXLE 1-Ford 9" 3.00
TRANS 4-Cruise O Matic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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