1962 Ford Thunderbird
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 Ford Motor Company put elements of design into the Thunderbird for 1962.
For consignment, a 3 owner “Bullet Bird” born at the Wixom Assembly Plant, on March 8, 1962. With a jet age front, and thruster rear taillight configuration, all in original condition, this hardtop is perfect for a boulevard cruise that will certainly turn heads.
A Thunderbird Landau covered with original Corinthian White, straight panels, nice chrome, good brite work, and correct badging awaits its key being turned so it can stretch its legs on some open highway. An excellent condition Landau padded top covers the entire roof and has a pair of landau bars with a winged bird logo in the center, to add a touch of class. Original turbine style hubcaps cover wide white sidewall tires, and fender skirts, looking cool, hide some of the rear tires.
A retro style wrap around dash with medium silver blue metallic padded vinyl, is mixed with a wide curving horizontal ribbed aluminum panel, that contains all the instruments and essential knobs and controls. This curving also continues downward to the center console, where the climate controls are located. The aluminum continues back and forms an ashtray, and then turns to the silver blue metallic vinyl, and created a nice storage area and armrest. Medium silver blue metallic bucket seats flank the console and are in very good condition. A flip of the setbacks forward, one finds a wonderful padded bench stretching from side to side. Headliner is also good condition.
Under the hood the original 390ci V8 showing a nice patina, and “THUNDERBIRD” emblazoned silver valve covers. On top is a 4 Venturi carburetor (4V) that feeds the engine to produce 300hp. Behind is a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, which consigner states has been rebuilt due to it leaking, which has now been remedied. A 3.00:1 rear axle is installed from the factory.
Slight surface rust can be seen on some parts underneath, as well as under the passenger door, however it is minor. Unibody seam looks very healthy, as do floorpans. Consigner states the shock absorbers have been changed.
A 3 owner ORIGINAL car shows very nicely, and obviously has been garaged, and covered (which is included with this car...a cover). Consigner stated 48,136 original miles, there is obviously a lot of life left. Rust smoothly, and shifts effortlessly, and if you like the original patina look, then this will be your nirvana.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 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 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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