For Sale: 1963 Ford Thunderbird in St. Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

Very well-preserved final year Bullet Bird in a striking color of Sahara Rose over Light Rose interior! Terrific option list to include factory air conditioning, power steering & brakes, power windows, power driver seat, spinner-style hubcaps, tilt-away column, and more! A terrific driver for tons of summer cruising!

Ford Motor Company developed a rather consistent 3-year transition pattern with its Thunderbird model during the early generations of development. They would introduce the Third Generation of T-Bird in 1961, becoming affectionately referred to as the "Bullet Birds" due to their sharp angled front nose to create a bullet-like side appearance. A beautiful character trait of these T-Birds is the chrome trim that extends the length of the car from the front bumper to the subtle rear tail fin, incorporating the door handles on each side so discretely. The large round taillights at the rear appear as airplane turbine thrusters keeping with the aviation-inspired theme common in 1960's automotive design as space exploration became all the rage with the formation of NASA in 1958. The Bullet Bird was gorgeous with a long, sleek profile and powerful 390ci V8 under the hood as standard equipment!

We are very excited to offer this 1963 Ford Thunderbird Hardtop finished in code correct L-Sahara Rose over interior code 51- Light Rose vinyl! Ford only offered this attractive color to Thunderbird buyers making it uniquely special for T-Bird collectors today. Powered by its original 390ci V8 producing a robust 300 horsepower and Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission! The option list was long on this example with the original owner checking off several comfort & convenience features. These include factory Selectair air conditioning, power windows, all tinted window glass, power 4-way driver's seat, Tilt-Away steering column, remote outside mirror, Day/Night interior mirror, AM pushbutton radio, 1" whitewall tires, full wheel covers with simulated knock-off hubs, and rear fender skirts! Power steering and power brakes came as standard equipment.

Our Thunderbird is showing just 49,793 miles on the odometer, and based on the incredible presentation could certainly be original, although we do not have enough supporting documentation to make an official mileage claim. The exterior paint is incredibly striking as it was already professionally refinished in the recent past. The interior shows as being all original and survives beautifully! All interior power features, safety features, and air conditioning are in working order. We found only the dash clock and original AM radio to be non-functional. Upon arrival to the St. Louis Car Museum we replaced the battery, front & rear brake cylinders, wheel seals, rear brake hose, installed a new fuel filter & tuned the carburetor, serviced the a/c system, installed a new idler arm bushing, transmission mount bushing, and changed the engine oil & filter.

This is a very unique T-Bird color combination, and one that is very well appointed with factory options! It will not likely last long and we encourage any interested buyer to call right away to schedule a viewing appointment or to visit about purchase options. Thanks for looking!

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID:CC-1478842
  • Price:$28,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Sahara Rose
  • Interior Color:Light Rose
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:49793
  • Stock Number:3686
  • VIN:3Y83Z150639

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St. Louis Car Museum
1575 Woodson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63114