1962 Ford Thunderbird

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Make: Ford
Year: 1962
Model: Thunderbird
Body Style: Convertible
Reserve Present: Yes
 Winning Bidder Deposit: $500

Doors: Two Door
Engine: V-8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Drive Type: 2WD
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: Black
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Ford only made 1447 T-Bird Sports Roadsters back in 1962 and this is one of them! In fact, this is one of the first 558, "early production" T-Bird Roadsters that was built on September 27th, 1961. The first 558 cars were special because they were delivered to the dealerships first as display vehicles for the showroom only. The Bird was delivered to Region 14 in Pittsburg. It spent some of its early life there before coming to Indiana where it has spent most of its life.

The car has always been garaged kept and well maintained. The current and third owner performed a complete "body on" restoration back in 2013. This T-Bird is essentially a new car. The numbers matching 390 cu. in, 300 hp engine was professionally rebuilt to factory specs. The heads were fit with all new guides and seals to accept today's unleaded fuel. The transmission and rear end were completed removed, inspected and serviced with new parts if needed. Mechanically, this car is like new.

Brakes, brake lines, fuel lines, gas tank, sending unit, starter, generator, suspension, dual exhaust, tires....it's all new. Even the power convertible top pump and fluid has been replaced with new. The convertible top is in good condition but the owner is replacing it with a new one! The original body panels are straight and rust free. The paint, glass, chrome and trim are all like new. The Rangoon Red base coat clear coat paint has great clarity and shine. The interior is all new except for the dash pad. The instrument panel has been cleaned and all gauges and lights work as they should except for the clock. The Kelsey Hayes wire wheels (including the spare) are the true and original 48 spoke wheels with the correct stampings. The undercarriage is clean and solid showing only the usual road wear and dust.

This T-Bird came with Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Seats and of course the Tilt-Away Steering column. It runs and drives like new with no issues! All heater controls, wipers and horn all work as they should. It's beautiful!

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