This much classic luxury, elegance, and rarity is usually never this affordable. With an unbeatable factory color combination, plenty of features, and a correct 390 V8 under the hood, this 1965 Ford Thunderbird convertible has style to spare at a price that leaves you with cash to spare.
This T-bird is about more than just owning an American classic wrapped in its glossy and factory-correct Brittany Blue. It's about showcasing that brief time in automotive history when designers ruled over engineers, and they got to build the cars they wanted. This droptop really got to develop its long and sleek lines with great full-length styling touches, like the crease that starts at the top of the artful chrome grille, frames the headlights, runs the full profile, and doesn't stop until it has framed those cool sequential taillights. You also see it in places like the hood scoop that runs all the way back to the windshield, and the line that even incorporates the rear wheel covers. Ford took their time crafting this convertible, and thanks to good sheetmetal, you get to see all of those details clearly today. The all-important brightwork is quite nice with the grille shining brightly as it takes up most of the front end. Along the side, the trim is so complete that you even get the correct wheel covers. And we all love how the rear chrome panel fully frames the dip in the trunk's sheetmetal. Some of our pictures show a very cool matching blue tonneau cover that goes over the back seats. Ford was done with the ultra-rare factory Sports Roadster models in '65. Instead, this one offers the versatility of a back seat and a much more reasonable price, but you can still wow your friends with the removable fiberglass cover when you want.
In fact, that tonneau nicely blends the two shades of blue that make up the interior and exterior. So we know you'll really love showing off how the silver blue metallic vinyl so nicely coordinates with the outside color in a very European-like presentation. Personal luxury really meant something in 1965, as the tasteful interior still has the Thunderbird emblem embedded in the driver's power adjusting bucket seat. And so while there is plenty of space for up to three more family and friends to ride in luxury, this is really all about you. A center console was artfully integrated into the driver-oriented cockpit. The gauges have that 60s-cool setup that is so intricate that we know no factory would ever dare try it again in modern times. The ribbon-style speedometer sits on top, and four fashionable individual round pods finish the gauge package. You have all the controls at your fingertips, and the original pieces still give you provisions for features like power windows, air conditioning, and power locks. And of course, the power convertible to takes you from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience with just the flip of a switch.
We all love lifting the hood, and seeing the 390 cubic-inch V8. The crowds love the golden valve covers, and you'll love that this big block is topped by a larger Holley four-barrel carburetor. So not only does the motor have a terrific presentation, but it also has the right upgrade for effortless cruising. The dual exhaust is there to remind you that this T-birds has the big V8 whenever you put your toe into it. Still, we know you really will really enjoy its Sunday drive attitude the best. And this is heightened by features like the three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes.
Ford only produced 6,846 Thunderbird convertibles for '65. So this was rare when new, and now even more unique over a half-century later. The exceptional affordability for this complete Thunderbird droptop is just the cherry on top. Don't let this opportunity slip by, call today!