1962 Ford Thunderbird, 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 that 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 that disappeared
into the trunk with a power lid, the car also was offered with a
"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 tonneau cover that covers 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
1962 Ford Thunderbird
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