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For Sale: 1965 Ford Thunderbird in St. Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

We are proud to offer for sale a very nicely documented 1965 Thunderbird Convertible with many factory features to include power seat, power windows, power locks, power steering & brakes, tilt-a-way steering column, remote mirror, AM/FM radio, and more! This beautiful classic Thunderbird comes with all ownership & service records from 1982 to present! Truly a wonderful example that has been beautifully restored inside and out! Excellent driver!

Brief History About The Ford Thunderbird:
The newly revised fourth generation Thunderbird hit the streets in 1964 showcasing crisper body lines, squaring off at the fenders at the front and rear. It maintained the quad headlights and wheelbase of the previous design with similar grill and bumpers. The popular sequential rear turn signals were incorporated in 1965 which illuminated three individual sections towards the direction you were turning, made even more famous as an attribute on Carol Shelby's GT Mustangs. Also new for 1965 were standard power front disc brakes aiding in superior stopping power. The 390ci V8 remained the standard powerplant for all Thunderbirds making 300 horsepower paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. The end was coming near for a Thunderbird in convertible form with 1966 being the final chance to order one. This may have come from the success of the sensational new sporty Mustang hitting showrooms in 1965. This meant only 6,846 Thunderbird Convertibles would find garages in 1965, making them exceedingly hard to acquire today!

Details About Our Available Ford Thunderbird:
Offered here is an exceptional 1965 Ford Thunderbird Convertible finished in a model only color of Patrician Green (U) over correct Turquoise Vinyl (27) interior with White convertible top! This stand out classic Ford features its original 390ci V8 under the hood with Cruise-O-Matic transmission along with a long list of options to include power front disc brakes, power steering, power 4-way drivers seat, power windows, vacuum power door locks, hazard flasher, tilt-a-way steering column, remote driver's mirror, Studiosonic AM/FM radio with rear seat speaker, passenger side outside mirror, Day/Night interior mirror, electric clock, windshield washer, 1" whitewall tires, and full disc wheel covers!

This splendid Thunderbird comes with a tremendous amount of past documentation and service history to support it has been in loving hands for many decades. The records included date back to late 1982, including the full restoration receipts that began in December 1987 and completed in February 1989. The restoration was carried out by Gold Eagle Enterprises in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin under the supervision of John Bohdalik when the vehicle showed 83,000 miles. It would be completely stripped to bare metal, receiving an outstanding refinish of the exterior paint, along with, an entire rebuild over the course of 14 months! This particular classic Thunderbird would trade hands a few times since, then finding its way to new Waterford, Minnesota owners in July 2003, with this car completing the "hers" portion of their his/hers collection.

These new owners found the car to be outstanding driving condition, just needing a freshening of the now 14-year-old restored car. They would contribute much to bring the car back to a show level appearance as they attended regular car gatherings during the driving season. This began with pulling the engine for a complete detailing. While out, it would receive new main and rod bearings, new water pump, starter, fuel pump, alternator, belts/hoses, motor mounts, rebuilt power steering unit, all new gaskets, rebuilt carburetor, plugs, wires, etc. along with new engine paint and factory presentation stickers. They would also have the transmission resealed, new brake master cylinder & booster installed, wheel bearings, new front and rear shocks, new exhaust, u-joints, and more! This would ensure the new owner could confidently drive her new treasure anywhere they desired without fear of mechanical issues. They even installed new interior carpet and front bucket seat upholstery.

They would sell it with approximately 92,000 miles on the odometer to its most recent owner of 14 years in April 2007. This Godfrey, IL engineer would continue this outstanding tradition of meticulous care with as-needed maintenance while adding some 13,000 miles to this fabulous T-Bird during the summer show season. His major contributions would be new Cooper Trendsetter SE 215/75R15 whitewall tires in March 2021, fresh battery & rebuilt carburetor in 2018; new rear shocks, springs, axle pads, shackles & bushings along with re-chromed front bumper in 2017; new water pump, starter, thermostat, fuel sending unit, and exhaust mufflers in 2016. The convertible top was replaced by Old Town Upholstery in May 2014. Many small interior parts and detail pieces were exchanged over the years as well, with receipts and spares to go with the car.

It is hard to express the stunning caliber this car continues to possess, and its outstanding operation on all levels! The Thunderbird is finished in a spectacular color combination with a host of factory options, all in full working order right down to the clock! One must see this one in person to attest to its rust-free condition and overall superb operation! For more information about this classic Tbird for sale, contact Jon Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID:CC-1468506
  • Price:$39,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Patrician Green
  • Interior Color:Turquoise Vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:5500
  • Stock Number:3681
  • VIN:5Y85Z127721