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1963 Thunderbird Sports Roadster

  • Location: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Thunderbird
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Sports Roadster
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 41,405
  • VIN: 3Y89Z107645
  • Color: Corinthian White
  • Engine size: 390/330 hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Top, Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Lap belts
  • Options: Air Conditioning, CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster Description

This stunning 1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster from a long-ago era known as the "Jet Age" definitely makes a statement, whether it's sitting still or in motion. This 1963 Ford Thunderbird, with a 3Y89Z serial number, is a true Roadster and one of 455 produced in ’63. This is arguably the best looking year for the roadster. One re-paint was applied in the original white with a mint red interior. It starts instantly and drives like a nice original car should, and the power top is fully functional but with those beautiful lines and headrests we’d never put it up. The car has power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and power windows, among other options. The car also has a swing-away steering wheel! The top system all works just as it should, with the limit switches and relays and screws and pump making the right moves and sounds. The spare/fifth wheel is another Kelsey Hayes chrome wire unit with a tire matching the set on the ground. Several photos below show the top in action. Under the hood is clean, and the engine starts instantly and runs well. Decoding the VIN of: 3Y89Zxxxxxx goes like this: • 3 is the year of manufacture • Y is the assembly plant, in the case: Wixom • 89 is a Roadster, whereas a convertible would be 85 • Z is the engine code, a 330 HP 390 CI (Standard was 300HP. M was another option: 3 2-barrel carbs with 340 HP) • xxxxxx is the sequential production number A recipient of a full restoration that took nearly three years, this Tbird is believed to have 41,500 original miles and only 3 owners. Starting with the body, a true Sports Roadster was purchased to start the project that had no rust. It was disassembled, media blasted and straightened, primed, painted, and color-sanded with high-quality PPG products. All of the exterior trim, bumpers, grille, taillight housings, etc. have been sent out for refurbishment to like-new condition. The interior has new seat covers, new seat foam, new carpet, a new white convertible top, and everything else has been perfectly restored. The car has electric windows that all work. All the creature comforts are there - AM/FM radio with CD changer, tilt-a-way steering column, power brakes, a fully functional clock, and refurbished air conditioning. The convertible top and all associated components work flawlessly and turn this two-seater roadster into an all-weather car in a few minutes with the flip of a switch, all thanks to nearly every part in the system being replaced with new. Don't miss this rare opportunity to purchase one of the rarest Thunderbirds ever to leave a Ford assembly plant. You won't have to spend three years to get a car to this level of near perfection. Buy this impressive 'bird now and enjoy it immediately. This Thunderbird runs and drives as good as it did the day it rolled off the assembly line. It is being sold as is with no warranties