Striking, stunning, sexy, gorgeous, those are all words that come
to mind when you look at this car. Once you get past the initial
wow factor you will come to realize that the car is truly in
outstanding condition. We just acquired 3 cars from the estate of a
very well respected local car collector. He has owned this car
since 1998 and gave it a rotisserie restoration.
EXTERIOR: Absolutely gorgeous bright red paint, gleaming chrome on
this sleak roadster. Fantastic body, the fit and finishes are
outstanding. It is laser beam straight from every angle. All the
gaps are spot on. It's smooth, even along the bottom. The paint is
like liquid red glass. The jambs are painted slick, new
weatherstrips and sill plates. He owned a chrome plating business
so obviously every piece of trim and chrome on the car is
sparkling. The roadster package includes the lift off tonneau cover
and Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. They have spinners with red centers
and Firestone radial tires. The tonneau cover easily lifts off,
even with 1 person. It does not affect the convertible top at all.
Sequential turn signals blink across in back, the fender mounted
indicators work in front. New glass with soft tint. The retractable
top works without a hitch. Opening it puts on a show for any
onlookers. The white convertible top is in excellent condition, the
frame was restored and given new weatherstrips.
INTERIOR: Right out of the factory had awesome design with the wrap
around rear seat, the center console continues into the dash where
it has a swing away steering wheel. This one was completely
restored and loaded with options. It has power seat, passenger sit
has lift up headrest and reclines, power windows, power vent
windows, power antenna, reproduction floormats and red seatbelts.
It was updated with a retro stereo. There is a full rear seat under
the tonneau cover. The carpet, upholstery, door panels were all
replaced. The chrome was redone. The dash area and console are
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine compartment is absolutely stunning.
It's all glossy and highly detailed. The bottom of the hood is a
smooth gloss red with hood insulation and cadmium plated hinges.
All the painted surfaces are smooth and glossy. Original air
cleaner and valve covers have gleaming chrome. It has all the
details like Ford hoses and clamps, correct spark plug wires,
Autolite battery toapper, correct stickers and Thunderbird washer
bag. Factory features include power steering, power brakes and air
conditioning. The 390-315 hp motor was rebuilt and runs strong.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It is also highly restored, one of the best I've
seen on a retractable. All the brackets, components, hydraulic rams
looks like new. It has a complete liner kit trunk and a spare with
tire cover. The trunk light works.
UNDERSIDE: The body was on a rotisserie so the bottom could be
restored like new. Clean, smooth rust free metal was painted satin
black gloss black. The front end steering and suspension was
completely rebuilt and detailed. The brake system was completely
restored, has disc in front. Dual exhaust has cherry bomb mufflers.
Fuel system was completely replaced. Looking up at the motor it
looks new. Correct fuel filter and starter. The Cruise-O-Matic
transmission was rebuilt and looks new. The rear end was
This is the last bird convertible until 2002. This is one of the
best examples you will find considering condition, colors and
options. It was a no expense spared restoration by a person
passionate about his cars. Only 4,357 miles since finished. Here is
an opportunity to get a really good one!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
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Power disc brakes
Power vent windows
Reclining pass seat
Swing away wheel