M-Code Sports Roadster
"Thunderbird Sports Roadster production numbered 1,427 units in 1962, but just 455 in 1963, making them rare birds indeed. Even rarer were Thunderbirds ordered with the monstrous 390-cubic inch tri-power V-8, which was designated by an M in the VIN; thus resulting in the nickname of "M-Code" cars. These cars breathed through a set of three Holley two-barrel carburetors and put out some 340 horsepower at the crankshaft, which is to say they were plenty capable of shaming any Corvette-driving challengers."
Ford turned out just 37 M-Code Sports Roadsters in 1963.
There are over 120 pictures of this car in the ad below, including detailed exterior, interior, engine, trunk and undercarriage. Scroll down after the description and let them load on your computer, it will take some time because of the size.
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For sale by owner, a member of the Classic Thunderbird Club of Chicago, is this very rare 1963 Thunderbird. This is 1 of 37 1963 models produced with the rare 'M' code engine. It is a 390 cubic-inch V-8 engine generating 340 horsepower. It uses 3 2-barrel carbs and has a Cruise-o-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission. There really is not a lot to say about this one, it is one of three classic Thunderbirds for sale by the same owner.� Professionally restored (By Jewel Meetz) to be a show car and completed about 10 years ago, this car is incredible!� Please let all the pictures load (there are over 130) to see the high quality restoration of this classic Ford.� Since completion it has only been driven about 8,700 miles for the occasional Sunday drive and car shows.� Everything on this car is excellent and has either been redone, rebuilt or replaced. The engine is the original rebuilt 390 Tri-Power V-8 mated to the original 3-speed automatic transmission. Very nicely equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows and air conditioning. What follows are the details.
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� 390 M-Code V-8 Engine
Power Front Disc Brakes
This car was completed by respected Thunderbird restorer Jewel Meetz in Brillion, Wisconsin and is a multiple award winner that draws a crowd wherever it goes.
�All features are fully operational and it drives like a dream.
Included in the sale will be some photo documentation of the restoration and a binder full off receipts.
Please remember that this car is 53 years old and not perfect.
THIS CAR IS FOR SALE BY OWNER AND LOCATED IN HINSDALE, ILLINOIS 60521
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
Pick of the Day driven less than 80,000 miles since new
Car is being sold because owner lost its indoor storage spot
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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.