For Sale: 1962 Ford Thunderbird in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This is an authentic 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster, and so it's absolutely the kind of classic that deserves to be out cruising. That's why you not only have a shining classic style, but also it has been upgraded to electronic fuel injection to fully enjoy the V8 power. So check out the details of a rare drop-top that's ready to hit the road.

These bullet-nose Thunderbirds are a sought-after classic for being both sizable and sporty. It especially makes that impression when you have a quality example finished in a bright Rangoon Red. From-fitting chrome bumpers, complete trim, and good body panels make sure this is impressive from the moment it comes into view. But the most alluring part of this car is how it has a rare option that brought it back to its roots. Ford knew they would sell more T-birds if they gave it a rear seat. But not everyone was a fan. Some people still wanted a true personal cruiser that only had room for one lucky passenger. And in 1962 Ford debuted a rare option to please the discerning few. This is a real-deal code-89 Sports Roadster, and there's even the dealer invoice to prove it. For those who don't already know, the Sports Roadster was a new addition this year that included a color-matched tonneau that goes over the back seats. The cover gives you raised headrests and a waterfall into the interior for a true sporty style. It gives these longer Thunderbirds an even grander impression of personal luxury, but less than 1,500 are believed to be made in its inaugural year. And just to make sure this Sports Roadster is a true standout even further, they also received Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Whitewall tires, complete badging, and a well-fitting black convertible top are all part of this quality presentation.

The black convertible top has a distinguished look against the red, and so you'll be happy to power it down and show off the black interior. There's a true premium style with nicely contoured seats, a center console, and beautiful trim that wraps around the dash and into the doors. The overall style is attractive, but not perfect. That's the right idea for a classic you'll really want to drive. They even gave it better cruising upgrades like an AM/FM/CD/XM stereo, upgraded speakers, and a tach under the steering column. And while these additions make this a better cruiser, you'll also appreciate the vintage details everywhere from the swing-away steering wheel to the dash courtesy light that greets you when the door opens.

Ford's large 390 cubic-inch V8 was the big motor to move the big T-bird, but 60 years of evolution means we can do even better today. So now you have upgrades like an Edelbrock Victor Jr intake and a Mass-Flo electronic fuel injection. It's also supported with quality components, like March brackets, polished serpentine pulleys, a Mallory distributor, and an aluminum radiator with an electric fan. So it makes for a stout runner and a quality all-around cruiser. This easy driving nature also comes from the automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and the classic whitewalls hiding the deep treads of modern touring tires.

The sale comes complete with good paperwork like the dealer invoice and maintenance records. This is the impressive and rare Thunderbird Sports Roadster that has been upgraded to be your favorite classic cruiser. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1603705
  • Price: $39,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Rangoon Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:48661
  • Stock Number:7456-CHA
  • VIN:2Y89Z169808
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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