1962 Ford Thunderbird
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1962 Ford Thunderbird

“Nineteen sixty-one saw the introduction of the third-generation Thunderbird, which was now much more of a personal luxury coupe than a sports car, and it also saw the minting of another nickname for the four-seater, “Bulletbird”, which was assigned for the car's sharply pointed nose and rounded sides. Sales were strong but slowing by this time, so Ford lent an ear to some dealers' and customers' cries for a return to a two-seat roadster-style Thunderbird.

Lee Iacocca appointed designer Bud Kaufman to come up with a fix, and he did: a removable fiberglass tonneau that would cover up the Thunderbird convertible's rear seats and incorporate headrests for the front-seat occupants. The cover was originally a dealer-installed option, but in 1962, it found its way onto new Thunderbird order forms as part of a Sports Roadster package, which also included a passenger-side grab bar, Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels with knock-off center caps, and a rear wing skirt delete, to clear those gaps.” -RM Auctions

This 1962 Ford Thunderbird Convertible is outfitted with Sports Roadster package as described above with the added upgrade of a M code motor. Although not a factory M-Code Sports Roadster this Thunderbird is a very accurate Tribute to that infamous car. Outfitted with a 390 cubic inch motor, triple two-barrel carburetors and the correct Ford 406 FE cylinder heads this Thunderbird roars to life with the turn of the key.

The recipient of an older restoration this Thunderbird finish in Rangoon Red with black leather interior is in very good overall condition and would present beautifully on the show field.

The roof and all components such as power steering and brakes, power windows and air conditioning are in excellent working condition including hidden satellite radio. With all these features driving this Thunderbird outfitted with the Sports Roadster package is an absolute pleasure to drive and experience.

If you would like to learn more about this vehicle, please contact us at Legendary Motors LLC.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
390 V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Rangoon Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1962
Make
Ford
Model
Thunderbird
Miles
3,299

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
390 V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Convertible
Miles
3,299
Vin
MA36155
Stock
378

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