1962 Ford Thunderbird Coupe
1962 Ford Thunderbird Coupe
The Jet age is in full swing, the country is riding high on Beatle mania, towering beehive hair doo's, fur boots, and getting to the moon before the end of the decade. To mirror these times the Ford Motor Company put elements of design into the Thunderbird for 1962.
A jet age front, and thruster rear taillight configuration, all in sophisticated black exterior, this hardtop is perfect for a boulevard cruise that will certainly turn heads. This 1 of 31 (YES I SAID 31) M Code factory 3x2's a rare example of an option with only 31 original orders. This one remains true to form, well maintained and mostly original. exceptions a repaint, and chroming.
This “R” title (Due to flooding and was changed to the “R” title prior to 1992) was brought back to life with all necessary repairs, and problems addressed. That said the original coded white top has been painted black to match the remainder of the car. All steel looks straight and dent free. Paint shows some chipping around roof area where it meets the body, and trunk and hood have a few nicks. Chrome bumpers, and bright work are all in good condition, with only rear quarter panel faux vents showing slight wear on the chrome. Kelsey Hayes knockoff wire wheels are on all 4 corners. Consigner states that the car will come with matching fender skirts.
Chestnut interior, original to the car is seen, and is in full glory, with near perfect bucket seats in front, and a bench in the back. A sleek console makes its way to the dash, and houses the vinyl covered console glove box, and ashtray. Horizontal ribbed aluminum snakes its way up the dash and proceeds to spread out from side to side over the dash front, and houses the heater and air flow controls, light switches, logos and a very cool swing away steering wheel. Above this are 2 Chestnut vinyl wing like structures (can you say bird?) that form the padded dash top. A speaker, radio, and a 3-gauge cluster is within these swoops, and all appear in excellent condition. Power windows, power steering, power driver's seat, and power brakes are installed options.
The M code engine, original to the car, which is deemed a 390ci 340hp Tri power V8 is seen with a pop of the hood. An automatic transmission is bolted to the back. The correct 406 factory aluminum heads, aluminum intake, special camshaft, oil pump and distributor specially ordered on “M” code cars. Also noted are dual exhausts, original air cleaner, chromed valve covers, chrome master cylinder cover, chrome power steering cap, and a chromed tip dipstick are highlighting the engine. Newly upgraded are a re-cored radiator, water pump, fuel pump, rebuilt carbs including throttle shaft bushings, fuel tank and sending unit. This car has also been converted to electronic ignition.
A consigner stated, “Semi Survivor,” presents nicely, with a few dings in the paint, and a few chromed parts showing patina, also an excellent interior, is here to be driven away and enjoyed. A rare example for the taking! What's the word? Thunderbird…of course!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 150 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. A 450 barn find collection is currently also on display.
This vehicle is 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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