The years after World War II saw manufacturers of every sort lean towards the personal luxury segment. And this was the same for the automotive industry. It was a glorious era to live and experience many wonderful things, and vehicles were right there at the top. It was during this time that Ford introduced the iconic Ford Thunderbird, fondly known as the T-Bird. When introduced in 1955 it took the world by storm, its success ran on for more than four decades and eleven generations. This third-generation Ford T-Bird was manufactured in 1962 and is the vinyl roof Landau variant, the odometer reads 45,600 genuine miles and comes with a host of new parts.
Safe to say that any car looks good in black but when you do that for a classic car it just magnifies the appeal as is the case with this 1962 Ford Thunderbird Landau and its Raven Black paint job which was reportedly repainted. The front features a tapered design for the nose. Quad headlights flank the slim chrome-painted grille, while the hood is host to a hood scoop with chrome trim and the Thunderbird badge on the front edge. The black vinyl roof C-pillar features chrome simulated S-bars while the rear quarter panel is host to a trio of chrome faux vents. The rear jet-inspired taillights are housed in chrome bezels which flow seamlessly into the rear chrome bumper. On entry, you are greeted by the subtle Thunderbird logo on the door sills to the original black vinyl and chrome interior. Luxury is taken to the letter, with the interiors design and trim. A slim vintage steering wheel in black and chrome with the Thunderbird logo in the center takes the spotlight, behind it is the black-faced gauges and dials. While the dash chrome trim flows to the center console as well. The original radio is in place.
The ’60s were an era of excess, as such this 1962 Ford Thunderbird Landau features a 6.4L V8 coupled to the 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic MX automatic transmission. The seller reports it is a number-matching vehicle. A new fuel pump, and new fuel sensor, have reportedly been replaced, while a recent oil change was done on the vehicle. Ensuring a good grip while driving are reportedly new tires wrapped around the chrome vintage wheels.
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