1962 Lincoln and Thunderbird Being Built
A visit to the factory while the 1962 Lincoln Continental (suicide doors)
and the Thunderbird are being built. See the whole process from body
parts being welded together, glass put on, paint applied and the cars
rolling off the line and on to a transport to the dealers. This is how the
middle class was born, making things.
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.
1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe
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.
SOLD - Thank YOU very much! - 1966 Ford Thunderbird - CaliforniaCarCo.com
SOLD - Thank YOU very much! - 1966 Ford Thunderbird
Book value $29,000
Sell for $16,500
Two owner very solid Georgia car
Rare rebuilt 428 engine
Power windows and power vents
Power steering with tilt steering wheel
Factory Air Conditioning
Rare Presidential blue with Wimbledon white top
Nice original unrestored navy blue leather interior
New tires with excellent hubcaps
Detailed engine compartment
Detailed trunk compartment
New battery, tune up
Exceptional condition, ready to drive
For 1966 the 390-cubic-inch V8's power was increased to 315 bhp (235 kW).
The larger 428-cubic-inch (7.0 L) V-8 became optional, rated at 345 gross
kW) and providing a notable improvement in 0-60 acceleration (to about 9
seconds). A new Town Hardtop model was offered, featured a roof with blind
quarter panels for a more 'formal' look (at the cost of rear visibility).
The Landau model was replaced by the Town Landau, which retained the
previous model's padded roof and landau S-bars, but applied them to the
Town Hardtop's formal roof. The Town Landau was by far the best-selling
model, accounting for 35,105 of the 1966 model's 69,176 sales.
There was a very rare special order 427 available through certain Ford
dealers for 1963-1965 Thunderbirds, 120 of these "high performance" models
were made. Only six are still known to exist today. It is documented that
Bob Tasca, a well known drag racer of the 1960s, ordered a factory-fitted
427 1964 Thunderbird with an export suspension and had custom body work
done by Alexander Bros. Custom Shop in Detroit. The Birds Performance was
said to do 0-60 mph in 6 seconds flat with a top speed of 135 mph (217
km/h). The car's current whereabouts are unknown. There is a link to
another 427 Thunderbird at the bottom of this page.
A black 1964 convertible later had a major role in the TV series
Highlander: The Series as protagonist Duncan Macleods main mode of
transportation. A green 1966 Thunderbird convertible was prominently
featured in the 1991 Ridley Scott film Thelma and Louise, starring Susan
Sarandon and Geena Davis, a red 1966 Thunderbird convertible was featured
in the 1983 film The Outsiders which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola,
and a green 1966 Thunderbird Convertible was featured in the David Lynch
film Wild at Heart, starring Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern.
1960 Ford car commercial
These are gorgeous cars - the Galaxie, Thunderbird and Falcon. And the
Falcon got up to 30 MPG! Dig those women's fashions, too - you almost
expect Jackie Kennedy to step out of the car.