For Sale: 1962 Ford Thunderbird in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1962 Ford Thunderbird

The Jet age is in full swing, the country is riding high on Beatlemania, towering beehive hair doo's, fur boots, and getting to the moon before the end of the decade. To mirror these times, Ford Motor Company put elements of design into the Thunderbird for 1962.

For consignment, a multiple owner "Bullet Bird" born at the Wixom assembly plant, in August of 1962. With a jet age front, and thruster rear tail light configuration, all in original condition with a repaint 6 years ago, this hardtop is perfect for a boulevard cruise that will certainly turn heads. A best in show and best in class winner with medium white walls and modern radial tires, put your bandanna on and your Wayfarers and press the gas on this beautiful example right out of 1962!

Exterior
A wonderfully painted roof in white with the soaring Thunderbird emblems on the B pillars tops this beauty. Deep Rangoon Red paint bathes the lower body with a deep end of the pool finish for the straight panels, blingy chrome, good brite work, and correct badging awaits its key being turned so it can stretch its legs on some open highway. From its bullet nose to the thruster rear tail lights straight steel with well minded gaps abound. Glass is all good and fender skirts on back frame the standard Thunderbird wheel covers with faux knockoff hubs which are wrapped in like new modern radial medium white banded rubber. Certainly, one of the coolest designs to fly out of Detroit, Michigan.

Interior
A retro style wrap around dual eyebrow dash with red padded vinyl, is mixed with a wide curving horizontal ribbed aluminum panel, that contains all the round chromed instruments and essential knobs and controls. This curving also continues downward to the center console, where the climate controls are located. This car is equipped with A/C, and it blows cold. The aluminum continues back and forms a cigarette station, and then turns to the red vinyl, and creates a nice storage area and armrest. Red vinyl bolsters with white tuck and roll insert covered bucket seats flank the console and are in very good condition. A flip of the setbacks forward, one finds a wonderful padded bench stretching from side to side matching the buckets perfectly. We note the addition of lap belts to keep everyone safe and secure. The headliner is also in good condition. On the doors more horizontal ribbed aluminum flanked above and below with red padded vinyl and chromed power toggles for the glass. The original radio resides within dash central and has both AM and FM capabilities.

Drivetrain
Under the hood the original 390ci V8 showing like new with "THUNDERBIRD" emblazoned blue valve covers. On top is a single 4-barrel carburetor that feeds the engine that resides under the non original open element chrome air cleaner. Behind is a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission, which the consignor states is the original. A 3.00:1 Ford 9-inch rear axle is installed from the factory. The engine bay is looking sporty and highly detailed right down to the FoMoCo orangish-red wiper washer bag. Snazzy!

Undercarriage
All black metal with almost no surface rust can be seen on the parts underneath; all remaining solid. Unibody seam looks very healthy, as do the floor pans. Independent coil springs for the front ride provide, and leaf springs for the back along with power drum brakes all around all good. Dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers snakes its way rearward from the blue painted mill and appears in like new condition. Our consignor states that the brakes, shocks and front suspension are all new.

Drive-Ability
A turn of the key and it comes to life instantly. Nice smooth acceleration, and good bias free braking, along with some snappy cornering and we have a winner. All functions were working swimmingly.

An early 1960's suburbia car shows very nicely, and obviously has been garaged, and well cared for. An interior resembling a holiday peppermint treat. Cool and refreshing for this bullet bird ready to fly the Classic Auto Mall coop.

2Y83Z176433

2-1962
Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant
83-Thunderbird Hardtop
Z-390ci V8 4bbl 300hp
176433-Sequential Unit Number

WARRANTY TAG

BODY 63A-Thunderbird Hardtop
COLOR J-Rangoon Red
TRIM 55-Red Vinyl
DATE 03H-August 3rd Build
DSO 61-Dallas
AXLE 1-Ford 9" 3.00 Conventional
TRANS 4-Cruise O Matic

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1647171
  • Price: $31,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Rangoon Red
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:54000
  • Stock Number:4452
  • VIN:2Y83Z176433
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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