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We've picked 11 classics, built between 1965 and 1998 that we feel offer a blend of style, individuality and performance. If you look through the classifieds of this magazine, on the AutoTrader.com website, or attending swap meets, you'll find that there are still a healthy number of bargains.
In just a few short years, Walter P. Chrysler took his company from an unknown automotive manufacturer to fourth in the industry. Walter Chrysler was a perfectionist with a deep mechanical background. This aspect, probably more than anything, helped to make Chrysler Corporation grow quickly.
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Previously sold at the St. Louis Car Museum is a very low mileage 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster surviving beautifully from central Texas! This Rangoon Red T-Bird remains a very solid example having spent the majority of its life in the south. A ready to enjoy example ll features a factory correct 390ci V8 with Cruise-O-Matic and optioned with rare air conditioning. History Of Fords Thunderbird Model: In 1962, Ford Motor Co. introduced a limited production option for their Thunderbird model called the ""Sports Roadster Package"" that would only be produced for 2 years. This limited edition package included a special fiberglass tonneau cover to completely cover the rear seats making the car appear as a 2-seater roadster. To highlight this option, the car received chrome 14"" Kelsey Hayes 48-spoke wire wheels, passenger grab bar, and special Roadster emblems as standard equipment. In addition to its convenient features, the soft top was designed to fully operate without the removal of the tonneau and storage space underneath the tonneau allowed for personal items to be concealed on top of the rear seats. There would be only 1,427 Sports roadsters produced in 1962, and of those, the first 465 cars were all in a Rangoon Red over Black color combination. About Our Sold Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster Model: We were proud to represent the sale of a very nicely kept 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster with a beautiful exterior that was last refinished sometime in the 1990s in correct J-code Rangoon Red while maintaining, what appears to be, its factory original Black vinyl interior. The new black convertible top is in excellent condition! It remains a terrific driver to this day with only 54,606 miles showing on the odometer. Options include a date-code correct 390ci V8 4-barrel and Cruise-O-Matic transmission, Magicaire heater/defrost, rare Select-Aire factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, Tilt-away steering column, thin stripe whitewall tires, all tinted glass, push button Thunderbird AM/FM radio, windshield washer, outside mirror, and heavy-duty battery! According to the trim tag, this example was built in April 1962 and was delivered new through the Chicago Ordering District, although it is believed to have spent the majority of its life in Texas. Records provided show it to have been maintained by an Austin, Texas owner until 1986, where it would then sell to a Kilgore, TX collector in December 1986 who would maintain possession until 2014. This lovely T-Bird received a high quality repaint at some point during his care. It then found a new owner from Austin, TX with approximately 53,000 miles on the odometer. Due to its many years of being garaged kept, along with, its limited use by its previous owner, the new owner would began with brake improvements to include new brake master cylinder and booster along with fresh brake fluid in the system, one wheel cylinder and adjustments as need
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