For Sale: 1961 Ford Thunderbird in San Luis Obispo, California

Vehicle Description

Here’s your chance to own a locally owned 1961 Ford Thunderbird Roadster! Purchased in 2013 by its current owner this beautiful T-Bird has resided here on the Central Coast ever since. Finished in J code Monte Carlo Red with 55 code red vinyl interior. The original 390 CID has been replaced with a Jasper Crate 390CID V8 paired with the original Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission that spins the rear wheels with a 3.00:1 rear axle ratio. Other upgrades include a new 4BBL Edelbrock Carburetor. Receipts are included for the complete engine replacement along with many other services which include a new fuel pump, hoses, coolant, spark plugs, battery, and tires.  A power white vinyl top finishes the exterior that currently works but is slow to retract and expand. This ’61 T-Bird comes with a clean California title. Easy Classic Car Financing and Worldwide Delivery are available.


  • Jasper 390 Engine
  • Lower Radiator Hose
  • OE Mechanical Fuel Pump
  • Thermostat
  • Drive Belts
  • Water Pump
  • Antifreeze
  • Spark Plugs
  • ATF Fluid
  • U-Joint Hardware
  • Shift Shaft Seal
  • Kick Down O-Ring
  • Starter Solenoid
  • Ignition Coil
  • Points
  • Air Cleaner
  • Edelbrock 4BBL Carburetor 

Features include a red vinyl interior, power steering, power brakes, swing-away steering wheel, AM/FM radio with digital clock, power windows, power convertible top, ashtray, Kelsey hayes wire wheels wrapped in Hankook Optimo H722 tires, 120 mph speedometer, analog clock, fuel/temp gauge, front bucket seats with center console, and much more. Make sure to scroll through the photo gallery to see this car from top to bottom including receipts from services performed.


Experience the luxury and style of a bygone era with the 1961 Ford Thunderbird Convertible! This classic beauty combines the power and performance of a V8 engine with the comfort and convenience of modern amenities. The J code Monte Carlo Red finish and 55 code red vinyl interior are stunning and sure to turn heads. The 390 CID engine has been replaced with a Jasper Crate 390CID V8 for added power, paired with the original Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission for a smooth ride. The 4BBL Edelbrock Carburetor and power white vinyl top are just a few of the upgrades that make this T-Bird stand out. With a clean California title and easy classic car financing available, this convertible is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a piece of automotive history. Don't miss out on this amazing classic, call today!


Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Ford Thunderbird
  • Listing ID: CC-1689105
  • Price: $24,995 (OBO)
  • Location:San Luis Obispo, California
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Thunderbird
  • Exterior Color:Monte Carlo Red
  • Interior Color:Red Vinyl
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:79949
  • Trim Level:Convertible
  • VIN:1Y73Z149020
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Vinyl Roof:Yes
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Fair
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • AM Radio:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Tilt Wheel:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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