1962 Ford Thunderbird
Convertible Car for sale by Daniel Schmitt and Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri 63074
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Spectacular, restored condition
Only 40,365 believed to be actual miles!
Rare and incredibly desirable factory 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sport Roadster
One of only 1,427 built!
Stunning and sought after triple black factory color combination
390ci V8 engine (300hp)
Documentation includes owner's manual, convertible top repair manual, over $63,000 in restoration invoices and more!
$11,000 major service performed in 2017 less than 900 miles ago!
Performs like new
One of the best restored examples that can be found on the market today
A dream for the collector or enthusiast
Power driver's seat
Kelsey Hayes Chrome wire wheels with “knock-off” hubcaps
Ford Motor Company introduced the third generation Thunderbird in 1961. The new sleek, aerodynamic design was influenced by the fighter jets of the era and gave the Thunderbird a ready-for-takeoff appearance that some found inspiring. President-elect John F. Kennedy used 50 examples of Ford's new entry-level luxury model in his inaugural parade. The pinnacle of the third generation Thunderbird was the Sports Roadster package which was introduced in 1962 and only offered through the 1963 model year. The Sports Roadster was accented by special badging, a color matched passenger dash grab handle, and Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels with “knock off” style hubcaps. However, the primary difference was the removable tonneau cover that sealed off the back seat that didn't limit the use of the power convertible top when in place. This striking addition transformed the four seat arrangement into a sporty two seater that was reminiscent of the first generation Thunderbirds that were introduced in 1955. Only 1,427 Sports Roadsters were built for 1962; they were desired by many yet purchased by few. Today they have become the most sought-after model of all third generation Thunderbirds.
The 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Raven black over black interior and matching black power folding convertible top. This particular example has been meticulously restored with restoration and service invoices totaling nearly $75,000 between 2017 and 2018. As a genuine body code 76B Sports Roadster, this example is one of only 1,427 built and is finished with power steering, power brakes, power windows, leather seats with power driver's seat, Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels and more! Simply put this is one of the best restored examples of a genuine Sports Roadster to be found on the market today and will certainly bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the rarity and style of this classic American model. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
Trades welcome! Financing available. Visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
Classic Car ID101283903
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
Custom ColorRaven Black
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