IMMACULATE SHOW STOPPER J-CODE 430CI V8 1960 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE THIS CAR STARTED OUT AS SOLID, STRAIGHT RUST FREE UNIBODY BEFORE IT WAS COMPLETELY STRIPED TO BARE METAL AND RESTORED. THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND FRONT CLIP WERE SAND BLASTED WHILE THE LASER STRAIGHT HOOD AND DECKLID WERE ACID STRIPPED. THE CAR WAS THEN PAINTED IN ITS ORIGINAL AND STUNNING (J) MONTE CARLO RED. THE CHROME WAS SENT OUT TO BE REDONE AND ALL THE STAINLESS HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY POLISHED TO A MIRROR FINISH. THE INTERIOR WAS FULLY REFINISHED IN GENUINE RED LEATHER, ALL METICULOUSLY HANDCRAFTED USING THE ORIGINAL LEATHER COVERS AS PATTERNS. THE END RESULT WAS TIME CONSUMING BUT WAS LEFT PERFECT AND SHOW QUALITY DOWN TO THE LAST STITCH. THE CONVERTIBLE TOP SYSTEM WAS DISMANTLED, PAINTED AND PROFESSIONALLY REASSEMBLED AND FUNCTIONS FLAWLESSLY. WHILE A NEW WHITE TOP WAS INSTALLED AND THE COMPARTMENT WAS FINISHED IN ITS ORIGINAL PATTERNS. THE DRIVETRAIN INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL J-CODE LINCOLN 430CI PERFORMANCE V8 WITH 350 HORSEPOWER AND A MASSIVE 490 LB-FT TORQUE! REBUILT WITH .030 OVER PISTONS, NEW WATER PUMP, STARTER, GENERATOR AND EVERY NUT AND BOLT FULLY DETAILED. LOADED WITH OPTIONS LIKE LEATHER, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DRIVERS SEAT, FACTORY SELECT A/C, HEATER, TINTED GLASS AND TOPPED OFF WITH WHITE WALL TIRES AND FENDER SKIRTS, THIS FORMER 4-TIME AACA WINNER IS POSSIBLY THE FINEST 1960 THUNDERBIRD ON THE ROAD TODAY. PLEASE CONTACT: HENRY FERNANDEZ. MOBILE: (305) 815-1290. OFFICE: (305) 594-2223.
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
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.