1963 Ford Thunderbird
1963 Ford Thunderbird
$34,500
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1963 Ford Thunderbird

$34,500

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Offered for sale is a 66,874 title verified miles 1963 Ford Thunderbird convertible with a Heritage Burgundy exterior and black vinyl interior. 1963 was the last production year of the third generation of T-birds. Of the total production of 214,375 units produced, only 5,913 were convertibles. Sold new in Montclair, NJ then held since 1971 by a collector in upstate NY, our consignor brought this mostly original and fully functional ride back to Montclair. Having a known history is great, but lets sweeten the pot with this car being the centerfold photo for the 1963 Thunderbird section of the Cool Classics book. Read on and prepare yourself for Bullet Bird heaven. Exterior A Heritage Burgundy bullet shaped model with a black convertible top, presents in good overall condition. Our consignor states that the paint is original, and some areas most likely are but our careful eyes spot multiple areas of overspray on the chrome trimmings. The finish itself presents with scrapes and texture to the finish, particularly at the tops of the doors but still shining nicely. Covering the passengers is a black canvas roof with a new plastic rear window that can disappear at the drop of a hat. The mechanicals for this pop top are a marvel of engineering, as the whole long expansive trunk section, and the top become involved in the up and down operation and storage. A horizontal styling line was added that runs from the point where the bumper and fender meet back through the door and angled down. Small diagonal chrome bars were added in this area on the door creating an aerodynamic bat mobile look. Chrome and bright work are correct, and in nice shape. On back the jet engine styled taillights framed with large smoothed over bezels and another shiny bumper below. Medium white sidewall tires wrap original wheel covers which have knockoff hubs. Interior Black vinyl original to the car is seen and is in full glory, with near nice bucket seats in front, and a bench in the back. A sleek console makes its way to the dash, and houses the vinyl covered console glove box, and ashtray as well as the power window toggles within the ribbed aluminum console inlay. This horizontal ribbed aluminum snakes its way up to the dash, and proceeds to spread out from side to side over the dash front, and houses the heater and air flow controls, light switches, logos and a very cool swing away steering wheel. Above this are 2 black vinyl winglike structures (can you say bird?) that form the padded dash top. A speaker, radio, and 3-gauge cluster is within these swoops, and all appear in good condition. The aluminum band continues onto the doors and divides the plain black smooth upper panel from the padded armrest and chrome ribbed panel below. Clean black carpet floods the floors but does present with some fading atop the hump in front of the rear bench. Drivetrain A flip of the hood and we see a clean black painted block with gold for the valve coverings as well as the air cleaner. A 390ci V8 is inserted into a fairly clean engine bay, with supple hoses and wiring. On top is a single 4-barrel carburetor, and on back a Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed automatic. The rear axle weighs in as a Ford 9-inch with 3.00 gearing. Undercarriage Plenty undercoating and rustproofing bathes the undercarriage, which due to said coatings is rust free. Providing the ride are leaf springs for the rear suspension, along with power drum brakes. Up front are more power drum brakes are on and also independent front suspension with coil springs are here. Power steering is noted along with a stock style single exhaust that snakes its way rearward ending with a newer muffler and tailpipe. Drive-Ability To the test track I fired this bullet bird up and shot through the gate. Here it has nice acceleration, smooth shifting, and good handling. This is a very cool car which makes the driver feel very cool, especially since you can have the top down in the middle of winter if you so desire. Nicely preserved for that Sunday drive to plow through some fossils. A very cool retro mid century, last year of a truly iconic convertible, the 1963 offers an opportunity to own an immediately recognized classic for a below market price. So why not relive that fantasy of leading the jet set lifestyle, driving a jet age style automobile, flying around town, turning heads while doing so. Look up in the sky!!!... 3Y85Z151545 3-1963 Y-Wixom, MI Assy Plant 85-Thunderbird Convertible Z-390ci V8 4bbl 300hp 151545-Sequential Unit Number WARRANTY TAG BODY 76A-Thunderbird Convertible COLOR X-Heritage Burgundy TRIM 56-Black Vinyl DATE 19D-April 19th Build DSO 15-Newark AXLE 1-Ford 9 Convertible TRANS 4-Cruise-O-Matic

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    3Y85Z151545
  • Classic Car ID
    101789177
  • Stock Number
    4377
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    66,800 miles
  • Engine
    390 V8
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Burgundy
  • Seat Color
    Black

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