Beautiful car..this was up for auction at last year's Zephyrhills Florida show. Interesting paint combination..and you will have to go a long way to find one with such a nice interior. Notice the swing-away wheel that helped drivers enter and exit the car. Notice the full gauge assortment in binnacles that faced the driver. Overhead there are controls too...the overall atmosphere is that you're in the cockpit of a plane! The interestingly formed back seat is curved so as to wrap around the sides.
1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe
Only 35,000 miles on this beauty! This is one of my favorite cars..very
modern, aircraft inspired interior.
A lounge type rear seat cushion. Nice luxury touches like complete
instrumentation in those binnacles, swing away steering wheel when the car
is placed in Park. Nice console too. A friend had the convertible version
of this car. The venerable 390 c.i., 300 hp engine motivated the car.
1967 Ford Thunderbird 4 door
This is the first year for this body style...note the 4 door model with
the rear "suicide" doors. A two door version was also produced. This is a
BIG car..and Ford at the time evidently interpreted a personal car as a BIG
car! Note the vinyl roof..and the rear door opened into it...an unusual
arrangement. The front headlights were concealed. This was evidently the
next step in making Thunderbird a luxury model. It still retained many of
the "aircraft" features of the earlier models.
1959 Ford Galaxie Ranchero
What a nice sport ute! A vehicle like this would have been in production
forever in Australia..I don't really know why they ceased production here.
It's propelled by a 292 c.i. Y block V8, and it has Fordomatic. The 1960
model was downsized to a Falcon chassis..and that may be a reason why it
didn't continue. According to the owner, this was the biggest Ranchero
ever built, based on a full sized Ford car chassis, the Galaxie. And I'm
sure it's quite rare...I don't remember seeing one before.
1968 Ford Thunderbird hardtop
Really a beautiful example. I really am a fan of this color for this car!
Nice hideaway headlamps, big trunk, rear seat that makes a slight turn as
it meets the side of the vehicle.....and the owners are only the second to
own this car! It's always nice to have the original window sticker for a
1964 T Bird Street Rod "One Bad Bird"
A 1964 Ford T-Bird with a late model Cobra Motor in it...Been in the same
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1990 THUNDERBIRD SUPER COUPE -- HIGH POWERED T-BIRD SHOT DOWN
A more sophisticated, supercharged and intercooled version of the 3.8 L OHV
V6 was used to power the high performance Thunderbird Super Coupe, also
called Thunderbird SC for short. The Super Coupe could be had with a
Mazda-derived, M5R2 5-speed manual transmission or an AOD 4-speed automatic
transmission. The Thunderbird Super Coupe was Motor Trend's Car of the Year
for 1989, which Ford proudly advertised. When running at a maximum of 5600
rpm, the Supercharger provided 12 psi of
Boost, producing 210 horsepower at 4000 rpm and
315 lb·ft of torque at 2600 rpm under a 8.2:1 compression ratio.
Accompanying the more powerful engine, Super Coupes were equipped with a
host of unique features underlining their higher performance demeanor
relative to standard Thunderbirds. Among these were larger, 16 x 7.0 inch
alloy wheels with high performance tires (standard Thunderbirds came with
15 x 6.0 inch steel wheels and 15 x 6.5 inch alloy wheels were optional), a
Traction-Lok limited slip differential, standard anti-lock brakes, 4-wheel
disc brakes with vented front and rear rotors, speed-sensitive variable
assist steering, lower body side cladding, fog lights, and a stiffer
suspension with adjustable shocks supplied by Tokico. In spite of the new
Thunderbird's merits, it was considered a FAILURE by Ford's top management.
On January 17, 1989, Ford President Harold A. Poling, with Ford CEO Donald
Petersen and Ford Executive Vice President Phil Benton looking on,
lambasted the MN12 program's staff in a meeting for badly missing the
Thunderbird and Cougars' weight and cost targets, 250 lbs. heavier and $900
US$ more per car than planned. This criticism came as a surprise to the
program staff who expected to be praised for the Thunderbird and Cougars'
technical achievements and positive reception. Anthony "Tony" S. Kuchta,
manager of the MN12 program, was angered by Poling, not for his points
about weight and cost overruns but rather that he directed his tirade at
the program staff instead of at Kuchta who was responsible for all of the
important decisions that determined the program's direction. Ironically,
many of the decisions that Kuchta made regarding the MN12's development
that resulted in the weight and cost overruns criticized by Poling were
caused by the very things that set the MN12 cars apart from other cars in
their class, such as rear-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension.
Falling out of favor with Ford management after the Thunderbird and
Cougars' launch, Kuchta voluntarily retired early from Ford in May 1989.
1990 T- Bird SC produced 15,742 units with automatic trannys and 6,067
units with manual transmissions. This examples shows an innovative
engineering showcase and then shot down by Ford management. Thanks very
much for enjoying this rare and wonderful 1990 Thunderbird SC.
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1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
The Thunderbird ("T-Bird"), is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor
Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955
through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known
as the personal luxury car.
For 1964 the Thunderbird was restyled in favor of a more squared-off
appearance, which was mostly evident when viewing the car from the side or
rear. Hinting at its roots in the previous generation Thunderbird that it
evolved from, the new model retained a similar grille design with dual
headlights. As before, the new Thunderbird continued to be offered in
hardtop, convertible, and Landau versions.
Ultra Rare and Beautifully Restored. Original Owners Manual Included.
390ci Factory 4bbl V8
FMX Automatic Transmission
Edelbrock Aluminum Heads
Edelbrock Performer 390 Intake
Chrome Ford Racing Valve Covers
MSD Ignition System
All New Flowmaster Exhaust System
Front Disc Brakes, New Calipers and Rotors
Period Correct Rear End
Chrome Braces Under the Hood
All Original Body
No Convertible Top
Raven Black Paint
Pristine Body Lines and Gaps
"Thunderbird" Script on Hood
Tonneau Cover, Roadster Kit
Doors Operate Great
Trim and Bumpers Look Awesome
Straight Solid Body, Margins and Gaps are Pristine
Door Lips and Jambs are Beautiful
Floorboards are Solid
One Patch on Driver Side
Chrome Wheels with Thunderbird Centers
Michellin Pilot Sport AS Tires 255/45/18 Front and Rear
Lipstick Red Interior
Sliding Steering Wheel
Door Panels are Beautiful
Beautiful Seats, Front and Back
Dash is Gorgeous
Backseat with Seatbelts
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1962 Ford Thunderbird 390 V8 - Nicely Restored Classic Car
I thought you might like a look at this very slick 1962 Ford Thunderbird.
It's still powered by the original 390 FE series V8, backed by a 3 spd
automatic trans. It's in very original condition, with only a light
restoration. The paint is slick, there interior is well kept, and the car
runs great. This would make a really fun cruiser. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St. Louis, MO
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