Vehicle Description

FIRST-YEAR EXAMPLE OF THE 1961-63 BULLET BIRDBEAUTIFUL STARLIGHT BLUE OVER MEDIUM BLUE LEATHER COLORSWONDERFUL JET AGE STYLING AND COCKPIT-STYLE INTERIOR300 HP 390 CI V-8 ENGINE/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONEQUIPPED WITH A/C, NAVY BLUE POWER TOP AND AM RADIOPOWER BRAKES, STEERING, FRONT SEAT AND WINDOW LIFTS FULLY DETAILED & RECONDITIONED!ONE OF THE FINEST AUTO DESIGNS OF THE POSTWAR ERA Fords original 1955-57 Ford Thunderbird was a brilliant and irresistible combination of luxury and sportiness that appealed to a much larger market than did the early Chevrolet Corvette. While the next four-seat Square Bird generation was even more popular, the third-generation 1961-63 Thunderbird, also known as the Bullet Bird for its sleek, projectile-like profile, remains quite likely the most visually striking of all. While produced for just three model years, the Bullet Bird was relentlessly improved and updated throughout its brief run and it remains immensely popular with Thunderbird enthusiasts today. Two Thunderbird models were initially available, comprising the hardtop and convertible for 1961. Comprehensive standard features included Fords 300 HP 390 CI V-8 engine with 4-barrel carburetion and an automatic transmission, plus a wide array of comfort, convenience, and appearance options providing wide scope for personalization. Wonderful Jet Age design cues included small tailfins, jet exhaust-style taillight lenses, and a futuristic cockpit-style interior with integral center console. The convertible was relatively rare, with 10,516 produced for 1961.Fully detailed and reconditioned, this captivating 1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible features excellent colors comprising glossy Starlight Blue paint over rich Medium Blue Metallic leather upholstery, complemented by a power-operated Navy Blue canvas convertible top and chrome wire wheels mounting period style thin whitewall tires. Options and amenities include air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, power windows, power front seat, and radio. The powerful 390 CI V-8 engine and underhood area are all very well detailed and complete with proper finishes and components. The interior is beautifully detailed and inviting. The 1961-63 Thunderbird is one of Fords best and most enduring designs of all. With V-8 power and highly equipped, this first-year Bullet Bird is a wonderful example throughout and worthy of the show field or very enjoyable cruising along your favorite stretch of road. With its futuristic looks, it is a veritable time machine to a simpler time. See it for yourself by contacting us for viewing arrangements and full details and get ready to make it yours today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1422002
  • Price:$42,500
  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Starlight Blue
  • Interior Color:Medium Blue
  • Odometer:70956
  • Stock Number:4212
  • VIN:1Y73Z161226