This 1962 Ford Thunderbird has terrific paint, a luxury leather
interior, big V8 power, and an overall solid investment to create a
well-executed classic personal luxury vehicle. Who knew the
distinction could be available at such an obtainable price?
This is truly art on wheels. Today no one would be able to produce
the complicated sheet metal and chrome that Ford used to create
their top-of-the-line luxury car. This is the perfect merger of
soft curves with sharp creases. It starts up front where a sleekly
rounded hood ends at a point to give the Thunderbird a true beak.
And this custom paint theme really brings it out. The silver draws
your eye to bold pieces like the hood scoop and hardtop. And
there's a nice gloss to the burgundy so that you can see the gentle
curves that form the rear. The Thunderbird's full-length trim was
already a clever way to hide the door handles, and on this custom
coupe, it also provides a clear dividing line for the two-tone.
Plus, mirror-like chrome bumpers, a custom chrome grille, bright
trim, and upgraded polished wheels give this plenty of flair. But a
Thunderbird loves to live up to the sporty style that its name
inspires. You see it with classic pieces, like the
afterburner-style tail lights. And this upgrades the attitude with
staggered wheel sizes and a forward-leaning stance, too. It's all
part of a thoughtful total package that wants to give you a custom
look without giving up the vintage style.
The interior is a full premium setup that looks awesome. Leather
upholstery, "Mercedes" carpeting, and a suede-like headliner give
this the luxurious feel of a modern car. And because the T-bird was
a personal cruiser, Ford even gave everyone a bucket seat style
setup - even the rear. You've got amenities like an AM/FM/CD stereo
w/iPod input, provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need
servicing), and power windows mean you can show off the pillarless
hardtop without leaving the driver's seat. And speaking of your
position, it really feels like a personal experience, because the
dash and console wrap around you. And you have a tilt steering
column to give you a clear view of the large gauges w/upgraded
The engine bay was also part of this full car's
restoration/transformation in 2005. The 390 cubic-inch V8 was
rebuilt, and now it includes a full Edelbrock suite that includes
aluminum heads, an aluminum water pump, and an Edelbrock intake.
Plus, there's a Holley four-barrel carburetor, mild cam, and an
X-pipe dual exhaust w/Magnaflow mufflers. It also is supported by
good pieces, like an MSD ignition and upgraded radiator. It makes
for a strong-running powerful package. And to make sure this T-bird
is an all-around easy cruiser, you also have power steering, power
brakes, and a three-speed automatic transmission that was rebuilt
around the same time as the motor.
Complete with build receipts, this is a beautiful T-Bird with a
standout presence. So you need to hurry because a complete classic
with custom style like this may never be this affordable again.