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"The third generation Thunderbird is the successor to the 1950's 'Square-bird.' The chassis remained very similar to prior models, but was reworked slightly for a smoother ride and better handling. An all-new body-shell featured a severely pointed front 'prow,' modest fins above huge renditions of Ford's round tail-lights, and softer roof contours on the hardtops. For its time, the car offered exceptional soundproofing and overall quality. Ford's burly 390 V-8 was the only engine offered for 1961, but a higher output 'M' engine was offered for 1962-1963."
There are over 120 pictures of this car in the ad below, including detailed exterior, interior, engine, trunk and undercarriage.� Please let them load on your computer, it will take some time because of the size.
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For sale by owner is this very nice Thunderbird coupe. According to the current owner this Thunderbird is a combination of original with some cosmetic and mechanical restoration as needed.� Please let all the pictures load (there are over 120) to see the great condition of this classic Ford!� We don't know all the details of what was done over the years, as the owner purchased the car pretty much as you see it. The body was professionally repainted Rangoon Red, the exterior trim and chrome appear mostly original and in good condition.� The 390 V-8 engine is long gone and has been replaced with a Ford fuel injected 5.0 Liter V-8 from the mid 80's, the transmission is the original automatic. The interior has been redone with new seat covers and carpeting and the undercarriage is solid, clean and dry. New brakes, master cylinder and an alternator were installed within the last two years and it has modern coil over shocks.
Body 63-A� Color L � Trim 56� Date 08L � DSO L� Axle 1 Trans 4
5.0 Liter V-8 Engine;
Coil Over Shocks
AM/ FM / Cassette Radio;
American Racing Wheels
P-205/75R-14 Front & Rear;
While not a #1 show piece, it is a solid cruise night car that rides and drives very well and all features except the clock are fully operational.
Included in the sale will be the original fender skirts painted to match the car.
Please remember that this car is 52 years old and not perfect. The a/c could use a recharge and the clock is inoperable.
THE CAR IS LOCATED IN ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS
Disclaimer;� This vehicle is for sale by a private party and the above information was provided by the owner.� We can make no guarantee as to the accuracy of the information.� All vehicles are sold "AS-IS" and "WHERE IS" with no express, written, or implied warranty, representation, or guarantee (including, but not limited to; warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose). We shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness or defects herein and make no warranty in connection therewith.� Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.� It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle as to the condition and value and to purchase based solely upon that judgement.� Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about this vehicle.� Seller is not responsible for typographical errors, printing errors, or omissions.� The description above is for information purposes only and if you elect to forgo a personal inspection, we can make no guarantees as to your satisfaction with the vehicle. The seller shall make every reasonable attempt to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle prior to the close of sale and we make a concerted effort to describe all items accurately, but do not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy or adequacy of any description.
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
This is the sixth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
The “square-bird” four-seater models that replaced Ford’s iconic Thunderbird roadsters are considered the original “personal luxury” cars.
Barrett-Jackson auctioned off in Scottsdale the impeccable silver-gray 1956 Ford Thunderbird that the legendary Frank Sinatra drove around Palm Springs, California, when he was not off with the rest of the Rat Pack.
Strikingly elegant was the thought that popped to mind when this triple black 1966 Ford Thunderbird appeared as I clicked through candidates for Pick of the Day.
The first-generation two-seat Ford Thunderbird is always a favorite among classic and collector car owners, which sometimes leaves the second generation largely overlooked.
The Ford Thunderbird has gone through many iterations during its design and market focus.
After a visit to Europe in the early 1950s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a two-seat, convertible sports car for the American public.
After Ford reinvented the Thunderbird as a four-seat luxury car for 1958, some still pined for the trim, exclusive, two-seat sports car that Thunderbird was when introduced in 1955.