For Sale: 1962 Ford Thunderbird in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Fort Lauderdale is delighted to have this gorgeous 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible- sporting it's original colors of Raven Black on red. By 1962, the Thunderbird was continuing its growth away from competing directly with Chevrolet's smaller, less-accommodating 2-seater Corvette, creating a new "executive class", luxurious performance car. The 390-4 barrel FE V8 under the hood made sure it was no slouch, even with the mass created by the substantial materials. Ford was refocusing its high performance aspirations on the upcoming Mustang during the time President Kennedy was in office. A fiberglass tonneau cover covers the back seat of the car and creates a two seater appearance. The convertible top mechanism alone is an engineering marvel in itself, as the trunk lid opens up to swallow the convertible top, neatly out of sight. This '62 still wears its original colors of Raven Black on a red interior, a stunning combination- even better in person. It was restored a few years ago but still looks very good- and it would not take too much effort to make it outstanding. The detail Ford put into these cars was just astonishing, with only a Lincoln Continental as a close match to the amount of brightwork alone. The real wire wheels and wide while walls take this already gorgeous machine to a whole new level. The interior of this car is just breathtaking. It invokes a sense of nostalgia... the days of James Bond if you will as the 50's faded away toward more modern 1960's era with the clean, futuristic styles. Open the door and the steering column swings away for easy access. These were build during the days of the space race with Russia; the space-age look is evident throughout. Part aircraft, part car, part rocket. It's like that. Imagine the looks you'll get driving this down the road in your area or as you open it up on the freeway and let it roar! It was an advanced car in it's day, and these early Thunderbirds are now highly desirable today among collectors and anyone who appreciates fine automobiles.

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1657030
  • Price: $66,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:89282
  • Stock Number:FTL1581
  • VIN:GCCFTL1581
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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