For Sale: 1963 Ford Thunderbird in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible - 390ci V8 - Automatic Transmission - 57k Miles Shown - Red Over Red Interior - White Hard Top (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1963 Ford Thunderbird Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 185 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: GKM.com) Thunderbird... Unique in All the World �€" 1963 Ford Thunderbird magazine ad headline Offered here is a vehicle which has a slightly unique look since this Thunderbird left the factory in a different color, and with a landau top. This Thunderbird is believed to be number 1,964 of 2,000 Limited Edition Thunderbird Landau examples created to celebrate the World Premier of the 1963 model. (Body Code 63B) The Premier took place in the Principality of Monaco. Often called Monaco cars by collectors, the car offered here has been repainted red, and the Landau top has been removed. In its place, a removable top and speedster humps have been added. The changes were made likely to suit a previous owner's preference. The car's current exterior red paint was added professionally a number of years ago, however the original Corinthian White (Code M) remains on body panels inside the engine bay and the underside of the hood. The original white color is the shade that all Monaco cars were painted. The Monaco cars also featured a dark red vinyl Landau top which broke up the white on white color scheme. This car isn't finished in the original color scheme, but red on red with a white top is a proper color scheme for the time period that this car rolled off the assembly line. The exterior red paint finish remains in generally very good condition with good gloss and no significant damage or evidence of overspray on other exterior surfaces, trim, or emblems. The white faux convertible top, however, shows some discoloration and warping from age. Chrome body trim, window surrounds, bumpers, grille, and side mirrors all show bright finishes with minimal patina from age. Factory badging includes the Thunderbird emblems on the hood and rear deck, and the iconic stylized Thunderbird script on the rear fenders. Based on the Body Plate Data, it would appear that the car's original white interior (code 83) was also converted to red, likely concurrent with the repaint. The car's red interior certainly looks to be a complete transfer from another Thunderbird. All trim and surfaces are correct to original-equipment standards. The interior condition is generally very good with some signs of wear, use, split seams on the seat cushions, and panel-deterioration near the door jambs. Upholstery is red vinyl with red velour fabric inserts and Thunderbird emblems on the front seat backs. Doors (and rear cabin-walls) include woodgrain trim which is also present on the center console and across the lower face of the dashboard. A 3-spoke, ivory-rimmed steering wheel with chrome horn ring fronts an instrument cluster featuring three large gauge openings. Instrument bezels, switchgear, and trim are chrome. The shift lever for the Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column. There is no radio mounted; three auxiliary engine-monitoring gauges are mounted below the dash. The console includes the emblem identifying the car as number 1,964 of the 2,000 limited-edition models, and script-Thunderbird chrome lettering faces the front passenger. Under the hood, the remnants of the original white paint are evident. The 390-cubic-inch Thunderbird V8 is finished in gold paint on the valve covers and air-cleaner cover above the 4-barrel carburetor. The engine bay is clean and well-kept. Viewed from below, the chassis is clean and undamaged with more of the original white paint showing throu

Vehicle Details

  • 1963 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1584319
  • Price: $24,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:57311
  • Stock Number:22GKM95
  • VIN:3Y87Z148893

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