For Sale: 1962 Ford Thunderbird in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Vehicle Description

1962 Ford Thunderbird - 390ci V8 w/3 speed Automatic Transmission - Original Color Combination - (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, it's possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are not presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Here's another classic car styled when the jet age was in full swing in America, including within the American auto industry. The Mercury space program was completing missions, and every American wanted to be a part of the excitement that was the space race. Fins, round afterburner inspired tail lights, metal trimmed dashboards with round gauges, and hard edged chrome exterior trim were just a few of the rocket or aircraft inspired styling. This Thunderbird has all of the aforementioned styling cues, as well as a powerful 390ci V8 under the hood. Finished in the original color combination, and offering a highly original interior, this T-Bird is worth taking a look at. It may not send you to outer space, but it will give you a blast from the past. Flashy colors on personal luxury cars like the Thunderbirds wasn't for everyone, and whoever ordered this T-Bird kept the color combination pretty subdued. Regardless, this car has the jet age styling, and plenty of chrome to make it a looker. The car has been repainted at some point quite some time ago in the original color of Silver Mink metallic. The paint on the top areas of the car, especially the trunk lid is faded, but is not noticeable right away thanks to the subdued color. All trim is where it should be, and the bodylines and body panel alignment look good. The chrome is in surprisingly good condition, which as car collectors we all know can be a sore spot with vintage cars. Chrome replating is expensive! The interior is tidy, but does show age which is to be expected since it is highly original in this 58 year old icon. Flowing dashboard styling highlights the large center console and three large round gauges positioned in front of the driver. Getting into the driver's seat is made easier thanks to the Swing-Away-Steering Wheel. Power windows, power brakes, and power steering help make the driving experience like that of a space capsule that's settled into orbit - smooth. Under the hood is a 300 horsepower, 390ci V8 that gets just the right fuel mixture from the 4 barrel carburetor. A cruise-o-matic 3 speed transmission handles gear selection. It won't take you to the moon or other celestial bodies, but it will spark nostalgia and give you a blast from the past. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking. VIN and Data Tag Decoder: Production Year: 2-1962 Assembly Plant: Y- Wixom Michigan Body Style: 83-Thunderbird Hardtop Engine Code: Z-V8 390ci OHV, 4BBL Carb. 300hp Production Sequence: 116742 Body Series: 63A-Thunderbird Hardtop Paint Colors: G-Silver Mink Metallic Trim 50: Medium Silver Blue Met. Vinyl Date Code: 10L-November 10, 1961 Rear Axle: 1-3.00:1 Transmission: 4-3-Speed Cruise-O-Matic

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID:CC-1466665
  • Price:$16,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Silver Mink Metallic
  • Interior Color:Medium Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:17629
  • Stock Number:20KCC57
  • VIN:2Y83Z116742

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548