In 1961, Ford introduced a third generation Thunderbird with a
completely new design reflective of the developing space age. The
"Bullet Bird", to which it was commonly referred, has a very
elegant design ending with taillight housings which were to remind
the viewer of turbines of rocket engines. This was a 4-seater
Luxury/Sports Car which was powered by a 390 cubic inch, 300
horsepower V-8 engine coupled to a 3-speed "Cruise-O-Matic"
transmission. WIth a power top which disappeared into the trunk
with a power lid, the car also was offered with "Swing-Away"
steering wheel, to facilitate ease of entry and exit, and tinted
glass as options. Available in hardtop or convertible form, the
1962 T'Birds also introduced the "Sports Roadster'' model. This
transformed the look of the car from a 4-seater to a 2-seater
Sports Car with a long, sweeping rear deck using a
beautifully-designed fiberglass tonnean cover which cover the rear
area and gave the car a fabulous look. Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire
wheels were standard on the car and added to the sporty look. The
"Sports Roadster" package was expensive and just 1,427 of these
cars were built. Although there are many roadster clones and cars
ordered with similar options, this is a Classic True Factory Sports
Roadster, confirmed by the 76B vin plate. It underwent an "Open
Checkbook Restoration" including Exterior, Interior, Chrome, Top
and Mechanics. This Classic Rare Roadster is finished in Stunning
Rangoon Red (J) with Red Interior (55) and White Soft Top. It comes
highly optioned including: Ford-O-matic Transmission 3 Speed Master
Guide Power Steering Swift Sure Power Brakes Power Fully
Disappearing Convertible Soft Top Convertible Top System
Refurbished AM-FM Cassette Player (T-Bird Style-non original) Dual
Chrome Side View Mirrors Clock Cigar Lighter (Unused) Roadster Dash
Mounted Passenger "Assist Bar" Padded Dash Padded Sun Visors Vent
Windows Swing-Away Steering Wheel Quad Headlamps Bucket Seats 390
Cubic Inch V-8 Engine 360 Horsepower 4 Barrel Carburetion Dual
Exhaust System Bore x Stroke: 4.05 x 3.28 in Compression Ratio:
9.6:1 Beautiful Show Quality Chrome Engine "Dress Up" Features
MagicAire Heater/Defroster Kelsey-Hayes Styled Chrome Wire Wheels
White Sidewall Tires Aquamatic WIndshield Wipers T-BIrd Scripted
Floor Mats Seat Belts I-Rest Tinted Safety Glass Rear Fender Skirts
Original Length: 205 in. Cubic Weight: 4,292 lbs Owners Manual
Dealer Sales Literature Many Vintage T-Bird aficionados consider
the 62 "Bullet Bird Sports Roadster" to be the One of the Very Best
and Most Desirable of the era. Of the limited number of '62 Factory
Sports Convertible Roadsters produced (1,427) only a very limited
number remain finished in Rangoon Red with Red Interior in this
Excellent Condition. It is Excellent Throughout, runs effortlessly
at highway speeds and is an Absolute Joy to Drive! It garners all
the "Oohs + Aahs" anytime out. Ready for Show or Tour.
1962 Ford Thunderbird
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