1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible "Grand National Winner 2006 AAC
Why This Car Is Special
You don't come across the early 60s Thunderbirds very often, much
less a complete nut & bolt restored 1963 Ford Thunderbird like the
one we have here at Skyway Classics, in as nice of a color
combination as this example with the gold paint and white top, let
alone it being a real M-Code 390 cubic inch engine with the
Tri-Power carbs that is believed to be the original motor sitting
an all original looking engine bay.
This Thunderbird was the Grand National Winner at the 2006 Antique
Automobile Club Of America AC First Prize so you can imagine how
nice it really is!
Ford upped the ante of performance in 1963 and what truly made the
Thunderbird stand out was the addition of the 390-cubic inch V-8
with three Holley two-barrel carburetors and nicknamed "M-code" due
to the M designation in its chassis number, which signified this
incredible tri-power unit, and made a whopping 340 horsepower.
Along with the engine dress-up kit with the chrome valve covers and
polished tri-power air cleaner, the M-Code features a larger cam,
special heads and larger dual exhaust.
It runs smooth and sounds great and the power flows back through a
Cruiseomatic automatic transmission with a 3:10 set of gears to the
rear wheels mounted on leaf springs with coil springs and a sway
bar up that offers nice handling and ride with power brakes
providing the stopping power.
The thin white wall tires with factory steel wheels and full center
spin hub caps complete the look.
Our Thunderbird comes with the totally stock looking new gold
matching interior that was outfitted with a number of desirable
options, including power windows, factory air conditioning, the
"space age" influenced instrument pod in front of the operator,
remote sideview mirror, factory Thunderbird-labelled AM/FM
pushbutton radio, tissue dispenser, distinctive center console and
an inviting interior layout that instantly reminds you that this is
a special car.
The center console provides storage, an armrest and looks
fantastic. Bucket seats up front and a bench in the back keep you
and your passengers comfortable.
This Thunderbird M-Code is finished in I code Champagne over #58
gold interior with the white vinyl top for a stunning color
This third generation Thunderbird was known for the bullet-like
appearance, great lines, beautiful fins of the '50s, with the
smoother, cleaner lines that many consider it to be the
best-looking Thunderbird ever.
Ours looks almost completely factory original and looks like a
rocket from the side with its nose tapering down from the hood and
up from the bottom to form the tip, and the upper edge of the
fenders and door trimmed in chrome makes it look like its flying
through the air.
A big chrome bumper wraps up around the edges of quad headlights
and grill and it has a hood mean looking scoop. The fins on the
rear make and the two round taillights look similar to airplane jet
afterburners to complete the Ford design statement.
Don't miss out on this complete nut & bolt restored 1963 Ford
Thunderbird that we have here at Skyway Classics.
Our 1963 Ford Thunderbird conveys the quintessential space age
designs of that early 60's design era and are forever considered
Come in and fly out in your Thunderbird today.
So, give us a call at 941-254-6608.
1963 Ford Thunderbird
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