Ford’s Thunderbird is widely considered to be the model that kicked off the ‘personal luxury car’ segment in the Fifties. Introduced in 1955, it ran until 1997 for ten generations, and an eleventh-generation retro-modern Thunderbird was produced between 2002 and 2005. Fondly known as the T-Bird, the Thunderbird spanned many variants, from two-seat convertible to six-passenger (two bench seats) hardtop. This vehicle is a 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster from the third generation of the model that ran between 1961 and 1963. In fact, the Thunderbird’s model cycles were quite short, spanning three or four years each. This car comes from Florida with 81,955 miles on the clock and is reported to be an early Roadster, from the second hundred group of production of this generation. If you are looking for a piece of automobile Americana that sports an eye-catching color, is a convertible, and comes with a V8 engine from the Blue Oval, look no further than this example, which is reported to be a numbers-matching car.
This 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster is dressed in an eye-catching Rangoon Red paintjob and looks stunning, rolling on its original Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with recently replaced whitewall tires. It’s got a black power convertible top, and a tonneau cover plus replacement padded deck cover are included in the sale. The current owner reports that it was undercoated when purchased, has been stored in a climate-controlled garage and has never been driven in bad weather. The interior is done in black and contrasting silver. The Thunderbird has an art deco-inspired twin-hooped dash design which is in great condition on this car. The original AM radio sits in the dash too.
The third generation T-Bird came with only one engine, the 6.4L (390ci) V8 with a three-speed Cruise-O-Matic MX automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. That’s precisely what powers this 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster. The engine puts out 300hp and 427lb ft. This car has also been specified at the dealer with the Tri-power option, which entails three twin-barrel carburetors. Power brakes are present to help with stopping. The car has been recently tuned up and has received new plugs and wires.