1962 Ford Thunderbird Factory Sports Roadster Trim 76B (Red Private Collection) Vin# 2Y89Z153382
JUST SLASHED BELOW AVG RESALE MARKET VALUE OF BETWEEN $55,000 and $100,000.00. NOW PRICED AT $47,888.88 OBO.
SOME CLASSIC TRADES MAY BE CONSIDERED, (LOOKING FOR GTO's / CHEVELLE SS / SHORT BED PU'S) BUT, PLEASE NO MOTORCYCLES!!!
THIS IS A REAL SPORTS ROADSTER, DOCUMENTED!!! MANY T-BIRDS HAD SPORTS ROADSTER KITS ADDED TO LOOK LIKE A SPORTS ROADSTER BUT THIS ONE IS A VIN DOCUMENTED & DATA PLATE (76B) CODED AS A TRUE AND ORIGINAL 1962 SPORTS ROADSTER WITH ONLY 1427 TOTAL MANUFACTURED IN 1962.
This is an Original Genuine Factory 1962 Sports Roadster. Many people claim to have a true Sports Roadster but this is a genuine one. This rare beauty was purchased from a Private Collection. The car has the factory Trim Tag that has never been removed. The Trim Code reads "76B" which stands for Sports Roadster. The trim code also decodes this Roadster as a factory Rangoon Red with Red Interior. The car has been previously restored and is showing only 52,581 Miles.
Powered by the correct 390 300HP engine and cruisomatic transmission. Other options include Trim Code 76B Sports Roadster, Factory Tonneau Cover, Factory Wire Wheels, Red interior, Power top, Power windows, Power Steering, Power Brakes.
Mechanically, this Sports Roadster runs and drives great. The engine is very smooth and powerful. The transmission shifts on the button. The car rides very nicely and is a very comfortable driving car.
The car has been in a private collection for many years. The car was lovingly cared for and maintained. The car has been garage kept most of its life. The car has original body panels and floors. The car is very solid and sound. The car was previously restored with correct Rangoon Red paint. The interior had new seats , carpets. The rest is original and remarkable. The exterior chrome was all triple chrome plated including bumpers, vent windows, emblems, Factory Ford Mirrors. Many FOMOCO parts were used during the restoration. The factory wire wheels wire chrome plated and ride on Correct www tires. The 390 has the chrome engine dress up kit as well. The end result is a beautiful Sports Roadster that any collector would be proud to own.
1962 saw strong production figures of 78,011 (including 9,884 convertibles) and the introduction of the Thunderbird Sports Roadster. The Sports Roadster was a limited production version of the convertible which added 48 spoke Kelsey-Hayes designed wire wheels, special badges to the front fenders and a passenger side grab bar to the front dashboard. The most striking addition to the Sports Roadster was a fiberglass tonneau cover which covered the back seat of the car and created a two seater appearance. 1,427 Sports Roadsters were produced in 1962, including 120 models with the special M Code option noted below. Early models suffered from problems related to their specially-designed wire wheels. The problem was quickly corrected when Elvis Presley was involved in an accident in which one of the Kelsey-Hayes wheels collapsed during hard turning.
Another addition for 1962 was a special engine code (VIN engine code M) which added a "tripower" or three two barrel setup to a higher compression version of the 390 engine. This engine used 406 heads as well as the same carburetors that were found on the high performance 406 powered Ford Galaxie but with a modified version of the intake manifold to allow for proper air flow under the engine. This engine boasted 345 hp (257 kW) but was considered a moderate failure. The engine option was quietly discontinued halfway through the mid 1963 production run.
Also introduced in 1962 was the Landau model, with a vinyl roof and simulated S-bars on the rear pillars. This was the beginning of the 1960s/1970s fashion for vinyl roof treatments, and a vinyl roof was a popular Thunderbird feature for the next 20 years.
THIS SPECIAL SPORTS ROADSTER IS FEATURED IN OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND IS FOR SALE LOCALLY SO IT MAY BE SOLD AT ANYTIME WITHOUT NOTICE!!! Call Denny @ (210) 887-5546 (Email @ [email protected])
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