The Thunderbird was one luxurious car, it was even sold to customers as a personal luxury car which essentially meant that the Thunderbird marque focused more on luxury than performance. Amongst all the great cars that sported the Thunderbird name, the third generation is what really stood out. It was the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500 as well as featured prominently in President John F Kennedy's inaugural parade. Owning one surely sets you apart wherever you go so why not check out this 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe when you have the chance. Located in California and with a reported 96,251 miles on the clock this vintage beauty is a love letter to Sixties design and one that would look great in your driveway.
The third generation thunderbird is one car for the history books in terms of automotive design. It looked like it was out of a Sci-fi movie and sported a unique bullet-styled design on the car. This 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe sports a maroon exterior and perfectly matches that unique Landau coupe body style which features a black vinyl roof on this car. What’s more iconic than the exterior color is the original 48 spoke Kelsey-Hayes designed wire wheels in place giving the car a real luxurious look on the road. The tires are also reportedly new and installed when the current owner purchased the car and has less than 100 miles on them. With its futuristic design cues, it’s hard to think anything could top it. That is until you've stepped inside this car, the interior is finished off in black and features wood accents all around the car. The wood and nickel on the car are in perfect shape looking shiny and new. The original swing-away steering wheel is also in place which was an industry first when released with the third generation. To ensure good times are no stranger in this car you get an aftermarket stereo system which was specifically made for a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. All you need to do is install it and cruise on by with some vintage tunes.
The third generation Thunderbird was in a class of its own with its unique design. To match those design cues the folks over at Ford sure needed an engine that could provide decent performance as well as be refined and provide a luxury feel. Providing all that in this 1963 Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe is a 6.4 L (390ci) engine. The engine has seen a recent tune-up in July 2021 with new spark plugs being replaced around the same time as well. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a three-speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic gearbox. The current owner states that the engine and transmission are period correct but not sure whether they are original to the car. To provide a pleasant driving experience the car comes with power steering and power windows with all 4 windows reportedly functioning as well. To better experience and hear that old school V8 in action you get a new exhaust system installed which was reportedly replaced when the current owner purchased the car.
Car Location: California 1963 MY Ford Thunderbird Landau Coupe New tires installed when current owner purchased - less than 100 miles reported New exhaust system installed when current owner purchased Car has an aftermarket stereo system, not installed, specifically made for a 63 Tbird Recent tune up in July 2021 Wire wheels Seller is unsure about originality of the motor and transmission Motor, transmission, and trim seem to be period correct but seller is unsure Power steering Power windows - all four reported to function Automatic transmission 390ci V8 Engine New spark plugs installed mid 2021
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